San Diego County Sheriff's
2751 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, CA 91901
Dispatch: (858) 565-5200
Business: (619) 659-2600
Fax: (619) 659-2650
MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN HANK TURNER
The Alpine Station handles law enforcement for the community of Alpine and oversees the Rural Law Enforcement
Command. The total area of Alpine and Rural is about 3,000 square miles and covers an area more than twice the
size of Rhode Island. Alpine is located in eastern San Diego County in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains
and on the western edge of the Cleveland National Forest. Alpine Station patrols the communities of Alpine,
Harbison Canyon, Lyon's Valley and Blossom Valley and has a population of about 25,000 people. Alpine has sworn
staff on duty hours a day. The Alpine Station has a total of twenty-seven (27) sworn staff and four (4) professional
The Rural Command consists of twenty-two (22) resident deputies and five (5) professional staff members that live in the rural command
and patrol during the day and evening hours. After hours calls are handled by calling out a deputy. The deputies work out of a substation
or office located in Campo, Pine Valley, Julian, Ranchita and Borrego Springs. The Rural command covers the eastern half of San Diego
County from the Mexican border to Imperial and Riverside Counties and has a population of a little less than 12,000 people. Both areas
have a number of Senior Volunteers, Explorers and Reserve Deputies that supplement our staffing.
Patrol deputies respond to calls for service, patrol the community,
conduct preliminary investigations, attend community events such as
Neighborhood Watch meetings and make presentations to youth groups
All patrol deputies are trained in the COPPS (Community Oriented
Policing and Problem Solving) philosophy. Using these principals,
deputies analyze community problems and employ strategic plans in
order to solve problems.
Detectives are responsible for investigating all general
crime cases and arrests made by the patrol deputies. If the
detective assigned to the case determines that there is enough
evidence to prove a specific person or persons committed a crime,
the case will be forwarded to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.
The DA's Office will review the case and determine if the case is suitable
for criminal prosecution.
Crime Prevention Specialists at the Alpine 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 more information or to schedule a program, contact the Alpine
Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 659-2608.
Senior volunteers have served the Alpine Station since August 1995.
These dedicated volunteers provide
many valuable services to the community including:
▪ Make vacation home 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
▪ 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 in need. If you're interested in becoming a
Senior Volunteer at the Alpine Station, contact Bill
Gunter at (619) 659-2609.