Fallbrook Substation

San Diego County Sheriff's
Fallbrook Substation

388 East Alvarado Street

Fallbrook, CA 92028-2052



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (760) 728-1113

Business: (760) 451-3100

Fax: (760) 451-3141



Lt. Dave Gilmore

The Fallbrook Substation serves a population of over 52,000 people in the North County unincorporated communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, and De Luz. This sprawling 137 square mile command is patrolled by the Department’s largest substation which provides a wide variety of public safety services to the community.

Situated on the east side of Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook is home to a large military and veteran population. Outside of the core downtown area the semi-rural character of Fallbrook dominates with rolling hills, avocado and citrus groves, nurseries, and strawberry fields. Residents of Fallbrook and its surrounding communities identify strongly with the small-town image and are committed to helping to preserve its “Friendly Village” atmosphere. Residents can become involved in many community-oriented activities, groups and projects to help prevent crime. The Sheriff’s Department is committed to a continuous partnership with the community to keep the area a safe place for families and business.

Deputies are on-duty 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. They respond to each and every call for service. In 2015 there were over 15,000 calls for service. In addition to responding to calls for service deputies patrol the community, conduct preliminary investigations, attend community events such as Neighborhood Watch meetings and make presentations to youth groups and schools. Detectives are on call 24 hours a day to respond to major or complex crime scenes.


The 2015-2016 school year saw the addition of a full time deputy sheriff to the Fallbrook High School campus. This deputy provides an onsite resource for the school administration and an opportunity to build a relationship with the youth of the school.


The full-time crime prevention specialist at the Fallbrook Substation coordinates the Neighborhood Watch, Crime Free Multi-Housing and numerous other programs designed to reduce opportunities for crime and catch criminals. A no-charge residential or business security check can be scheduled by calling (760) 451-3124.


Senior volunteers have served the Fallbrook Substation and community since 1995. These volunteers contribute many thousands of service hours each year to the community. Approximately 60 dedicated volunteers provide many valuable services to the community including:

  • Vacation home security checks
  • Visit the homebound (You Are Not Alone - YANA)
  • Enforce disabled parking regulations
  • Patrol in marked SVP vehicles
  • Assist Crime Prevention with public presentations
  • Conduct residential and business security surveys

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 interested, please contact us at (760) 451-3144.

Learn more about the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Program


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