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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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 »


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

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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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Wash Your Hands

It's the best way to remove germs and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Watch this video and let our Sheriff's Deputies, Dispatchers, Crime Lab Technicians and professional staff show you the proper handwashing techniques. Share this video with your friends and family to stay healthy.

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Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA)

RIPA Data (July-December 2018)

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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