Rancho San Diego Station

San Diego County Sheriff's
Rancho San Diego Station

11486 Campo Rd.

Spring Valley, CA 91978

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Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (619) 660-7090

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MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN MARCO GARMO

Within the Rancho San Diego (RSD) Command are the Rancho San Diego Station, and the Lemon Grove and Imperial Beach Substations. The Rancho San Diego Command has a 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 provides law enforcement services to a variety of communities, from urban to rural. RSD command serves very diverse communities to include the second largest population of Chaldeans (Iraqi Christians) in the United States and the largest African-American population within Sheriff’s jurisdiction.


The RSD Command promotes its services through public outreach events. During 2015, the RSD Command held five “Coffee with the Community” events and attended numerous community planning and citizen group meetings to develop strong community relationships. RSD Command, in partnership with some of the major retailers in the area, also held three Holiday Watch events to promote safety and crime prevention over the holiday season.


RSD station has a dedicated team that includes 74 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 area. As criminals know no jurisdictional boundaries, our sister 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.


Captain M. Marco Garmo is in Command of the Rancho San Diego Station and the Lemon Grove and Imperial Beach substations. He is a first generation Chaldean-Arab American and 23-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department with an extensive background in gangs, terrorism, narcotics and community policing. Captain Garmo embraces community policing and involving the community and our youth to improve the quality of life for all our citizens. His motto is “Do the right thing” “Treat people with respect” and “Do your best.”


Patrol

 

Patrol deputies respond to calls for service, 24 hours a day.  Each patrol deputy is assigned to a geographical “beat” area which enables the deputies to become familiar with the residents in their “beat” and with the problems in the area. The “beat” system is a cornerstone of the community oriented policing concept requiring the interaction of neighborhood residents with law enforcement.  Patrol deputies also participate in the community, while on duty, attending Neighborhood Watch meetings and making presentations to youth groups, service groups and schools.


Traffic

 

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

 

Detectives

 

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