Santee Station

San Diego County Sheriff's
Santee Station

8811 Cuyamaca Street

Santee, CA 92071-4288



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (619) 956-4000

Fax: (619) 956-4017



Capt. Dan Brislin

The City of Santee was incorporated in 1980. Its rich history and sense of community makes it the ideal place to visit or call home. Santee is the twelfth largest city in San Diego County with over 56,000 residents. Santee is over 16 square miles and known for its many parks including Santee Lakes, Fanita Ranch, and the over 700 acres of mixed use areas along the San Diego River bed.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has provided law enforcement services since the City's inception. The Santee Sheriff's Station has over 70 employees providing patrol and traffic services, criminal investigations, juvenile intervention, crime analysis and crime prevention education. A Sheriff's storefront is operated in the Santee Town Center near the San Diego Trolley line and San Diego Christian College. 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 Santee a model for safe and family friendly living.




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.




The traffic division handles vehicle code enforcement, traffic collision investigations and traffic control within the city of Santee.  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 Santee Station.


Crime Prevention


Crime prevention specialists assigned to the Santee 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 additional information or to schedule a program, contact the Santee Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 956-4021.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Crime Prevention Program

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 Santee Station’s program provide valuable assistance to existing staff as it strives to increase the quality of life in the community. These dedicated volunteers, seniors 50 years and older, 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
▪  Abandoned Vehicle Abatement


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) 956-4000.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Program