Alpine Station

San Diego County Sheriff's
Alpine Station

2751 Alpine Blvd.

Alpine, CA 91901



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (619) 659-2600

Fax: (619) 659-2650


In 1984, the Alpine Station initially opened as a substation and quickly grew to become a major Sheriff's station.  The station serves an area of 95 square miles which includes the communities of Alpine, Crest, Blossom Valley, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, and the Sycuan and Viejas Indian Reservations.


The station also oversees the Rural Law Enforcement Division, a division serving approximately 2,300 square miles of San Diego County's backcountry.  Deputies serve these communities in a "Resident Deputy" program.  The program is the earliest example of "Community Oriented Policing."



Patrol deputies respond to calls for service, patrol the community, conduct preliminary investigations, attend community events such as Neighborhood Watch meetings and make presentations to youth groups and schools.

All patrol deputies are trained in the COPPS (Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving) philosophy. Using these principals, deputies analyze community problems and employ strategic plans in order to solve problems.


Detectives are responsible for investigating all general crime cases and arrests made by the patrol deputies.  If the detective assigned to the case determines that there is enough evidence to prove a specific person or persons committed a crime, the case will be forwarded to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.  The DA's Office will review the case and determine if the case is suitable for criminal prosecution.


Crime Prevention Specialists at the Alpine Station provide the following services:

▪  Neighborhood Watch
▪  Residential & Commercial Security Checks
▪  Operation Identification
▪  Personal Safety Presentations
▪  Children's Programs
▪  Senior Alert
▪  Business Alert
▪  Crime Free Multi Housing Program (CFMH)

For more information or to schedule a program, contact the Alpine Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 659-2608.

Learn more about the Sheriff's Crime Prevention Program

Senior volunteers have served the Alpine Station since August 1995. These dedicated volunteers provide many valuable services to the community including:

▪  Make vacation home security checks
▪  Visit the homebound (You Are Not Alone - YANA)
▪  Enforce handicapped parking regulations
▪  Patrol in marked SVP vehicles
▪  Assist Crime Prevention with public presentations
▪  Conduct residential and business security surveys
▪  Assist in locating Alzheimer's patients

Volunteers undergo a background check, receive training to perform their duties, and are asked to work a minimum of six hours per week.  Volunteers are always in need.  If you're interested in becoming a Senior Volunteer at the Alpine Station, contact Bill Gunter at (619) 659-2609.

Learn more about the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Program