Police Departments in San Diego County, California

Find San Diego County, California police departments, precincts, and stations. Police departments provide information on public safety, police reports, dispatch, impounds, and policing.

There are 9 Police Departments in San Diego County, California, serving a population of 3,283,665 people in an area of 4,206 square miles. There is 1 Police Department per 364,851 people, and 1 Police Department per 467 square miles.

In California, San Diego County is ranked 52nd of 58 counties in Police Departments per capita, and 25th in Police Departments per square mile.


Carlsbad Police Department 2560 Orion Way Carlsbad, CA

Chula Vista Police Department 276 4th Avenue Chula Vista, CA

Coronado Police Department 700 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA

El Cajon Police Department 100 Fletcher Parkway El Cajon, CA

Escondido Police Department 700 West Grand Avenue Escondido, CA

La Mesa Police Department 8181 Allison Avenue La Mesa, CA

National City Police Department 1200 National City Boulevard National, CA

Oceanside Harbor Police Department 1540 North Harbor Drive Oceanside, CA

San Diego Harbor Police Department 3380 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA

About San Diego County Police Departments

Police Departments in San Diego County, CA are law enforcement agencies that are responsible for policing the San Diego County community. San Diego County police promote public safety by preventing crime, stopping crimes in process, criminal investigations, and by providing first response to emergencies.

You may contact the Police Department for questions about:
  • San Diego County public criminal records
  • Filing accident reports
  • Filing San Diego County police reports
  • 911 emergencies and first responders
  • Filing complaints and public safety concerns
  • Fingerprinting services
  • San Diego County Police jobs and employment
San Diego County Criminal Records

San Diego County Police Stations keep public records that are available to the public including criminal records, arrest records, police reports, accident reports, police blotters, and San Diego County crime maps. Police Depts may also provide information about driving history, traffic violations, parking tickets, and car accident reports that may be required for insurance claims.

Crime Prevention

San Diego County Police Officers are empowered to protect the community through various laws and statutes granted by the state of California and local community ordinances. Policing powers are used to prevent and deter crime in San Diego County, CA and may include arrest and detainment, stop and search, issuing tickets and fines, and performing investigations of criminal activity.

Police Department Units

Police Departments in San Diego County are broken down into several internal units, each tasked with a specific set of policing responsibilities and goals. The San Diego County Police Patrol works to promote public safety through Police Officer presence, typically in Police cars, foot patrol, bicycle police, and by providing emergency response. San Diego County Detective units are tasked with gathering evidence, investigating and solving crimes to aid the effort of criminal prosecution. Traffic Control Police enforce San Diego County traffic safety laws through the issuance of fines and driving tickets for traffic and driving violations.

San Diego County Police Dept Specialized Units

The San Diego County Police are organized into specialized task groups to help combat crime and public safety issues. These specialized task forces include domestic violence units, anti-gang squads, and drugs and narcotics units. Police Officers work to improve relations in the San Diego County community through focused community policing groups which establish ties with local businesses, neighborhood groups, religious groups, and schools.