Julian Substation

San Diego County Sheriff's
Julian Substation

2907 Washington St., PO Box 369

Julian, CA 92036



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (760) 765-4780

Fax: (760) 765-4167




Lt. Damon Blankenbaker

The Julian Substation serves an area of over 200 square miles which includes the communities of Julian, Cuyamaca and Santa Ysabel.  The substation is located in the Julian Historical District.  It's "old west" building fits in with the town's atmosphere.


Julian is a historic gold-mining town located approximately one hour east of San Diego. It's the premier mountain retreat in the county with four distinct seasons. Approximately 3,000 to 5,000 visitors come to Julian during peak seasons and special events.


Cedar Creek Falls Safety


If you are planning to visit Cedar Creek Falls, there are new rules for the safe enjoyment of the park.

  • Visitors are required to have a permit. The permit costs $6 and may be reserved at www.recreation.gov. Only 75 permits per day will be issued.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in the area
  • No jumping or diving from the cliffs
  • Swimming is allowed
  • No motorized vehicles on the trail
  • Horses and bicycles are allowed
  • Cars blocking roadways and driveways on the trailhead will be towed at owner’s expense
  • The trail is a challenging 5.5 miles roundtrip with no shade from the sun. The hike back is mostly uphill. It’s not for beginners
  • Leave your dog at home. The trail is not easy on the paws because it is littered with sharp rocks and the surface gets very hot
  • Dress appropriately for the hike and each person will need a gallon of water
  • Cell phone signal is limited in the area

Sheriff’s Deputies and U.S. Forest Service Rangers will strictly enforce the permit requirements and the ban on alcohol and cliff jumping. They will take appropriate law enforcement actions on violations of local, state and federal laws, which can include a citation or arrest and fines.




Resident deputies respond to calls for service, patrol the community, conduct preliminary investigations and attend community events.




These dedicated volunteers provide many valuable services to the community including the following:


▪  Make vacation home security checks

▪  Visit the homebound (You are Not Alone – YANA)

▪  Enforce handicapped parking regulations

▪  Patrol in marked SVP vehicles

▪  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 needed.  If you’re interested in becoming a Senior Volunteer at the Julian Substation, contact Deputy Craig Rembold (858) 694-3303.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Program



Mission Statement:  To conduct meaningful and constructive dialogues between the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and citizens in the Rural Enforcement Division on law enforcement concerns, issues and priorities and ensure that the citizens’ expressed concerns are addressed in a collaborative and effective manner.


The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department initiated the Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) based upon the recognition that members of the community are an integral part of any law enforcement strategy.  The department knows the community has insights and perspectives that can assist Sheriff's deputies control and prevent crimes in the communities they serve.  Thus, the CAG provides a forum to encourage open communication between law enforcement and the community.  The Julian CAG hopes to foster a greater sense of ownership on behalf of the citizens in addition to a greater sense of collaboration with law enforcement officials in the east county.