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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Night Out Against Crime

Join the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7th. Meet our deputies and crime prevention specialists, free giveaways and much more.

Click on one of the cities below for an event flyer:

Alpine  Encinitas
Fallbrook  Imperial Beach
Lemon Grove  Poway
Ramona  Rancho San Diego
San Marcos  Santee/Lakeside
Vista  Valley Center (July 25)

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.


“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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Success Inside & Out

Sheriff's Detention Services Bureau partners with more than 1,200 community groups to provide reentry services in seven county jails. One of them is the National Association of Women Judges. They host a workshop at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee to help the women transition from living behind bars to becoming community members.

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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