The San Diego Police Department offers a variety of resources related to crime prevention and education. These include:
Also, listings of San Diego Police Department units and other law enforcement-related agencies and organizations are provided along with useful resources.
If you have additional questions about San Diego Police Department Recruiting, see Frequently Asked Questions, or call (619) 531-COPS (2677).
Neighborhood Watch programs are one of the most effective crime prevention programs in the nation. It brings citizens and law enforcement together to deter crime and make our communities safer. Click here for more information.
Located in downtown San Diego at 1122 Broadway, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101, the San Diego Family Justice Center is a public safety initiative launched by the City of San Diego to assist victims of family violence. It was the first comprehensive "one-stop shop" in the nation for victims of family violence and their children. Under one roof, more than twenty-five agencies have come together to provide consolidated and coordinated legal, social, and health services to women, men, children, and families in need. Victims of family violence can now come to one location to talk to an advocate, get a restraining order, plan for their safety, talk to a police officer, meet with a prosecutor, and receive information on shelter.
The International Crime-free Multi-housing Program (CFMH) implements a multi-faceted approach to crime prevention. A coalition of police, property management staff and residents of rental properties maintain the on-going program. The three-phases of the program address all of the potential opportunities for criminal activity in rental property. The first phase is an eight-hour workshop for managers, maintenance and security staff to attend given by the San Diego Police Department in partnership with SAY San Diego. Guest presenters address specific topics that have a relevance to managing a multi-unit rental property. This police-sponsored program is designed to be very effective at reducing criminal activity in rental properties.
If you know someone who is elderly or physically challenged and also alone, Police volunteers can stop by and check on these people regularly. To request this service, contact your local area station. Find the area station near you
The “Take Me Home” Program is a regional photo-based information system hosted by the Sheriff’s Department accessible by all Law Enforcement in San Diego. It is designed to assist Law Enforcement (Police and Sheriff) during contacts with members of the community who have disabilities such as, but not limited to Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, deafness or any other Developmental Disabilities. Take Me Home Information
Volunteer employees at each division are trained to present quality speeches on various crime prevention topics to community groups and organizations. By educating the community on crime prevention techniques we can reduce the number of crimes in San Diego and increase the quality of life for its citizens. Speakers Bureau information