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



Lt. Anthony O'Boyle

The Alpine Station handles law enforcement for the community of Alpine. Alpine is located in eastern San Diego County in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains and on the western edge of the Cleveland National Forest. Alpine Station patrols the communities of Alpine, Harbison Canyon, Lyon's Valley and Blossom Valley and has a population of about 25,000 people. Alpine has sworn staff on duty 24 hours a day. The Alpine Station has a total of twenty-seven (27) sworn staff and four (4) professional staff members. The station boasts a robust volunteer unit that provides invaluable community services including vacation checks and regular visits to homebound citizens.

Our staff utilizes comprehensive crime analysis, crime prevention and community oriented policing strategies in our constant effort to reduce crime. We rely heavily on community engagement and hold community meetings throughout the year so citizens can voice concerns and ask questions of command staff. Our mission is to foster a lasting community partnership with the common goal of keeping Alpine, Harbison Canyon, Lyon's Valley and Blossom Valley a model for safe and family friendly living.



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 information and presentations about the following topics:

▪  Residential and Commercial security techniques
▪  Internet Safety
▪  Vehicle Theft Prevention
▪  Identity Theft Protection
▪  Robbery Prevention
▪  Crime Prevention for Senior Citizens
▪  Cons and Frauds
▪  Crime Prevention for Children
▪  Keeping Illegal Activity Out of Rental Property (Crime-free Multi Housing)
▪  Neighborhood Watch
▪  Business Watch
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