San Diego In Focus


The San Diego County Sheriff's department is the primary law enforcement for 944,000 County residents including 9 contract cities (Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Lemon Grove, Poway, Imperial Beach, and Santee)

Provided jail service for an average of 5,350 inmates each day and conducted 81,412 inmate bookings

Achieved a 1.2% decrease in UCR Part I crime in Sheriff's jurisdiction

Reduced violent crime by 4% in Sheriff's jurisdiction

Cleared 20,278 warrants

Increased violent crime case clearances by 37%

Responded to 239,998 public calls for service, a 5% increase from last year

Dispositioned 46,924 items and reduced evidence backlog by 90%

Answered 95% of 9-1-1 calls within 10 seconds, exceeding the state standard

Conducted 13,183 field interviews, an increase of 4%

Referred 412 severely mentally ill offenders to contracted discharge planners

Released 348 inmates as a result of the assessments by Sheriff's Pre-Trial Services

Screened 164 inmates for PROGRESS (Programming for Reentry, Support, and Stability)

2017 CSAC Challenge Award for the Community Involved Vocational Inmate Crew Service (CIVICS) Program – Call it seeds of change. The Sheriff's East Mesa Re-entry Facility is giving convicted criminals a chance to experience life on the other side of the bars.  It's called the CIVICS Program, a partnership between the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and County Parks and Recreation which started in July 2014. The goal is to help inmates develop skills and work habits needed to secure honest employment after their release. Fourteen inmate workers are divided into two work crews and perform tasks such as landscaping, cleaning county parks, trails, canals or ditches, clearing vegetation, creating fire buffer zones, as well as trimming or cutting hazardous trees. An instructor from Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College teaches inmates basic horticultural and landscaping skills. Inmates graduate with a certificate of participation.


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