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

In This Together

We hear you. We stand with you. We do not condone actions based on bias, prejudice, racism or hate.
We are a county that is welcoming of people from all backgrounds.
We will uphold your right to be heard while keeping our communities safe.

Watch Sheriff Gore's Remarks

Who We Are (7/2/20)
Response to Community Concerns (UPDATED: 7/6/20)
A Glimpse Into Our Policies (6/10/20)
Use of Force Fact Sheet UPDATED (6/10/20)
Statement on Carotid Restraint (6/3/20)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Click on the following links and resources to see how the Sheriff's Department is responding to COVID-19 in San Diego County

Sheriff Gore Statements & News Releases

• Statement on Enforcement of COVID-19 Public Health Orders (7/1/20)
• Video: Temperature Checks at Sheriff's Facilities
• Public Health Order Violations & Citations (1/11/21)
• Enforcement of Public Health Orders Related to COVID-19 (12/10/20)
• Golf Courses (4/13/20)
• COVID-19 Response (4/9/20)
• Positive Tests for COVID-19 (4/3/20)
• Keep Following Public Health Orders (3/27/20)
• Licensed Gun Stores (3/26/20)
• Sheriff's Nurse Tests Positive for COVID-19 (3/26/20)
• Public Gatherings (3/23/20)

Sheriff COVID-19 Response

• Stepped Up COVID-19 Measures (12/11/20)
• COVID-19 Update (11/20/20)
• George Bailey - COVID-19 (11/16/20) (English | Spanish)
• COVID-19 Testing at County Jails (7/2/20)
• The Importance of 7-Day Quarantine When Booked Into County Jails (7/2/20)
• COVID-19 Jail Update and Figures (1/14/21)
• COVID-19 Department Employee Status Report (1/14/21)
• Statement on COVID-19 Testing in County Jails (5/21/20)
• UPDATE: COVID-19 Measures in County Jails (4/24/20)
• Video: COVID-19 Testing at County Jails
• Video: Treating COVID-19
• Video: Keeping Jails Clean
• Video: Protecting our Jails from COVID-19
• Video: Sewing Program Students Make Face Masks
• Video: Zero Bail Order and San Diego County (4/15/20)
• Preventing Coronavirus in Jails Video
(English |Spanish)
• County Jails and Coronavirus: What You Need To Know (4/9/20)
• Las Colinas Visitation Information
• Detention Services Bureau Response to Coronavirus (3/27/20)

COVID-19 Resources

• Sheriff's Department COVID-19 FAQ
• Sheriff's Licensing and Registration (Limited Services)
• Court Services (Reduced Services)
• State of California COVID-19 Response
• County of San Diego COVID-19 Response
• 2-1-1 San Diego
• Why Social Distancing Matters
• Protecting Our Communities

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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.
More information & Registration »

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 »


The Sheriff's Department is using a collaborative approach to help people experiencing homelessness in the unincorporated areas of the county. Click on the photo to watch a video about the Sheriff's Homeless Assistance Resource Team.
To contact the HART Team, click here.

Most Recent News Releases

See full list of news releases

Text to 9-1-1

Text to 9-1-1 is now available in San Diego County. This includes the Sheriff's Department, all police and fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. This is not a service of convenience. Call if you can, Text ONLY if you can't.

Sheriff's Helicopter Messages

If you hear a Sheriff's ASTREA helicopter making an announcement in your community, you can now get a message delivered straight to your phone. Call or text "Hello" to (858) 866-HELO (4356). Watch this public safety video to learn more. Currently, this service is only available for Sheriff's Department patrol areas.
To read our news release, click here.

COVID-19 Testing

Learn about the free COVID-19 testing being offered to inmates at county jails.

Keeping Jails Clean

Job training program teaching participants skills in state-of-the art disinfection and healthcare cleaning services.

Treating COVID-19

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jon Montgomery explains our medical response to COVID-19.

Report a COVID-19 Violation

To Report a Violation of the Facial Coverage Public Health Order
Click Here.

For Other COVID-19 Violations Taking Place in Sheriff Jurisdiction Call
(858) 565-5200.

Fraud Alert

Guard your personal information and wallet. Don't fall for these coronavirus scams.

For more on COVID-19 scams: Federal Trade Commission

To report internet crimes:
Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Students Speaking Out

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.
Most Wanted Page »

Cold Case Homicides

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

Cold cases »