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

Scam Alert!

Scammers are currently posing as members of the Sheriff’s Department calling people by phone demanding money to settle unpaid traffic tickets or missed jury service. We never make calls of this nature. Hang up immediately if you get such a call.
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Responsible Pet Ownership

The Sheriff’s Department is joining with the County Department of Animal Services (SDDAC) to encourage responsible pet ownership. SDDAC offers a free class to the public called Pet Parenting 101. The next class in October 28th. Click below for details.
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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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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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Vacation Home Checks

If you plan to be away from home, you can request free vacation checks of your home by completing a request form and delivering it to your local station.
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In Memoriam

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is deeply saddened at the passing of former Sheriff Bill Kolender. Take a look at some of the moments in the life of this remarkable public servant.

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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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