Asian & Pacific Islander Safe Place
San Diego is home to one of the largest Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations in the nation. The San Diego Police Department serves all San Diegans including members of the API community. SDPD works collaboratively with business owners, non-profit organizations and community leaders to build relationships and trust with our immigrant and refugee communities to prevent crime and ensure they have the resources they need to report crimes when they occur.
SDPD Multi-Cultural Community Relations Office (MCCRO)
The Multi-Cultural Community Relations Office (MCCRO), formally the Indochinese Storefront, was established by the San Diego Police Department in 1987 to address the specific needs of a growing refugee population in San Diego. The office is committed to open communication, crime prevention support, and assistance with the Southeast Asian and East African communities. The office seeks to develop community partnerships to prevent, reduce or eliminate the difficulties confronting immigrants and refugee communities. The office addresses the need to build bridges to ease the acculturation of immigrant communities. The office makes an effort to provide police services that are respectful of the dignity and culture of all individuals. The office focuses on the Southeast Asian and East African communities but provides services to anyone who needs assistance.