Sheriff's Department

The City of Del Mar has contracted for law enforcement services from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department since the city’s incorporation in 1959. Through contract with the Sheriff’s Department, the City of Del Mar receives routine patrol of our streets by patrol and traffic deputies, crime prevention services, and a wide array of other law enforcement services.


The Encinitas Station serves nearly 60 square miles which includes the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach, and the unincorporated communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Del Dios, Camp Pendleton and San Onofre. In addition, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department contracts with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the 22nd Agricultural District for law enforcement services at the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Races, and other events throughout the year.

Patrol Division

Patrol deputies respond to crimes or emergencies in progress and calls for service. They conduct routine patrols with their primary focus on the protection and preservation of life. They conduct preliminary investigations and apprehend law violators.

Traffic Division

Traffic deputies focus on vehicle code enforcement, traffic collision investigations and traffic control. The California Highway Patrol is the agency responsible for traffic enforcement in the unincorporated areas throughout the state of California.

For more information, please visit the San Diego County Sheriff's Encinitas Station website.

Regional Crime Statistics

Through a cooperative agreement with local law enforcement agencies, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) compiles crime statistics across jurisdictions in the region and reports them on a bi-annual basis.  This reporting allows for historical analysis and more timely understanding of how crime rates are changing over time.
Criminal Justice Flash - Volume 18, Issue 8
Crime in the San Diego Region (Mid-Year 2016 Statistics