Rancho San Diego Station

San Diego County Sheriff's
Rancho San Diego Station

11486 Campo Rd.

Spring Valley, CA 91978



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (619) 660-7090




Within the Rancho San Diego (RSD) Command are the Rancho San Diego Station, along with the Lemon Grove and Imperial Beach Contract City Substations. The Rancho San Diego Command has a very diverse population of about 190,300 and covers approximately 150 square miles. Covering the two contract cities, as well as all the unincorporated areas from the international border, north to Mt. Helix and east to the Cleveland National Forrest, the RSD Command is committed to providing the highest level of law enforcement services to keep our communities safe. Captain Smith's message to his staff is to treat all people as you would expect and hope any member of your family would be treated during a law enforcement encounter; fairly and professionally.

RSD station has a dedicated team that includes 81 sworn employees, 1 Crime Analyst, 2 Crime Prevention Specialists, 2 Community Service Officers and 7 Professional Staff members. RSD fully embraces and implements the Information Led Policing (ILP) law enforcement business model. Every quarter RSD station hosts an IMPACT meeting to develop an ILP project to target known and prolific offenders and identify crime trends in the region. As crime knows no jurisdictional boundaries, our neighboring allied agencies and various task force members regularly attend those meetings in order to develop a more comprehensive strategy to reduce crime in all our communities.



Patrol deputies respond to calls for service, 24 hours a day. Each deputy is assigned to a geographical beat, which enables the deputies to become familiar with the residents in their assigned areas and with the challenges shared by the community. The beat system is a cornerstone of the community oriented policing concept, requiring collaborative interaction between neighborhood residents and their deputies. Patrol deputies also actively participate in the community, attending Neighborhood Watch meetings and making presentations to youth groups, service groups and schools.



The California Highway Patrol is the agency responsible for traffic enforcement in the unincorporated areas throughout the State of California.




Detectives investigate cases involving theft, physical assaults (excluding homicides), sexual assaults, vandalism, burglaries, annoying phone calls and other crimes. Specialized investigative units such as homicide, bomb/arson, financial crimes, domestic violence, child abuse and narcotics handle specific crimes for the entire Sheriff’s jurisdiction, including the Lemon Grove Station.

Crime Prevention


Crime Prevention Specialists assigned to the Rancho San Diego 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

Senior Volunteers


The San Diego County Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol program is designed to draw upon the experience of senior citizens from our community. The men and women participating in the Rancho San Diego Station’s program provide valuable assistance to existing staff as it strives to increase the quality of life in the community. These dedicated volunteers provide many valuable services to our community including:

▪  Home vacation 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

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 interested, please contact (619) 660-7090.


Learn more about the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Program