The Sheriff’s Department has been providing service to the city of Lemon Grove since it was incorporated in 1977.
Twelve patrol deputies, two detectives, three traffic investigators, a motorcycle deputy, two sergeants, and one lieutenant provide direct law enforcement services to the city. In addition to the sworn law enforcement personnel assigned, the substation also has a full-time clerical staff, a Community Services Officer, a Crime Prevention Specialist, and a Crime Analyst.
The Sheriff's contract with Lemon Grove also affords the city access to other Sheriff's specialized units as needed, such as Major Crimes Division, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Search and Rescue, and ASTREA (air support). Lemon Grove is situated on one of the busiest trolley lines in San Diego. The trolley affords the residents great public transportation opportunities to many destinations, including the college district, Old Town San Diego, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The Lemon Grove Sheriff's Substation also works very closely with MTS enforcement to help provide safety to our mass transit visitors.