San Diego County Sheriff's
Valley Center Substation
28201 N. Lake Wohlford Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082-6742
Dispatch: (858) 565-5200
Business: (760) 751-4400
Fax: (760) 751-4430
MESSAGE FROM LIEUTENANT JASON VICKERY
The Valley Center Substation provides law enforcement services to over 25,000 residents and an area encompassing 330 square miles, which
includes the communities of Pala, Pauma and Rincon Valleys, and Palomar Mountain. The Valley Center Sub-Station also provides law enforcement
for La Jolla, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, and San Pasqual Indian reservations including four casinos which are located on the reservations.
The Substation has 29 employees: 14 Patrol Deputies, three Detectives, four Patrol Sergeants, one Administrative/Detective Sergeant, one Lieutenant, two Special
Purpose Deputies, a School Resource Officer , two office assistants, and one Crime Prevention Specialist.
There are over 20 Senior Volunteers at the Valley Center Station who are responsible for the vacation home security checks, visit the homebound as part of the
You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program, and a variety of other programs and duties.
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 and schools.
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.
The Detective Division is 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.
That DA's office will review the case and determine if the
case is suitable for criminal prosecution.
The Valley Center
Crime Prevention Specialist provides 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
▪ Agricultural Crime Investigations
For more information or to schedule a program, contact
Senior volunteers have served the Valley Center
Substation since August 1995. These dedicated volunteers
- seniors 50 years and older - 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
Valley Center Substation contact