Since its incorporation in 1959, the City of Del Mar has contracted for law enforcement services from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Services include routine patrols of our streets, emergency response, crime prevention, and a wide array of other law enforcement services.
Del Mar is served by the Sheriff's North Coastal Station in Encinitas. The station's coverage includes the cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas 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 22nd District Agricultural Association to provide law enforcement services at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Patrol deputies respond to crimes or emergencies in progress. They respond to calls for service, conduct routine patrols, perform preliminary investigations, and apprehend suspects, all with a primary focus on the protection and preservation of life.
Traffic deputies focus on vehicle code enforcement, traffic collision investigations and traffic control.