A Message From Sheriff Bill Gore

Welcome to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Web site. I invite you to learn about the many services we provide, and hope you will join with us in making San Diego County the safest urban county in the nation.

William D. Gore, Sheriff


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Pink Patch Project


Sheriff's Deputies are going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.Click here to watch a video about the Pink Patch Project and see how you can contribute in helping to find a cure.

Warrant & Jury Duty Scam


If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the Sheriff's Department demanding money, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY! IT'S A SCAM!
Click *here* for more information.

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“Take Me Home” Registry

The Take Me Home Registry is a utility to provide important information to law enforcement officials who may come into contact with those having disabilities such as Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, deafness or any other Developmental Disabilities.
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Vacation Home Checks

If you plan to be away from home, download and fill out the vacation check form and deliver it to your local station. Forms sent via email or mail will not be accepted.
Vacation Check Form »
Vacation Check Flyer »
Home Security Tips »

Responsible Pet Ownership

The Sheriff’s Department is joining with the County Department of Animal Services (SDDAC) to encourage responsible pet ownership.
Department of Animal Services »
Dog Bite Information »


Most Recent News Releases

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Hiking Safety

Three Sisters Falls near Ramona is a popular destination for hikers in San Diego County. However, it's a challenging hike that is even more difficult during hot days. Sheriff's ASTREA has rescued more than a dozen people from Three Sisters Falls (and nearby Cedar Creek Falls) due to injury or being unprepared. The Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Forest Service have teamed up to create this video about how to prepare for a hike at Three Sisters Falls (or any other trail). Take a few moments to plan for a safe hike. It could save your life.

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Start Smart Program

The Start Smart Program is an opportunity for new drivers and their parents/guardians to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive. Taught by trained law enforcement personnel, it creates awareness of possible consequences, both financial and physical, of distracted or impaired driving, and provides applicable information about collision prevention.
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Sheriff’s Most Wanted

The Sheriff’s Department asks for your help to locate individuals wanted for committing local crimes. Check back often for updates.
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Cold Case Homicides

The Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to solve several cold case homicides.

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San Diego Crime Stoppers

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