The City of Imperial Beach contracts for law enforcement services with the San Diego County Sheriff. Since 1983, the San Diego Sheriff's have provided law enforcement services for the City of Imperial Beach. The Imperial Beach Sheriff Station is located at 845 Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. The station provides services for the City of Imperial Beach and the unincorporated communities of Bonita, Chula Vista, Lincoln Acres, Proctor Valley, San Miguel and Otay Valley.
The 40 sworn personnel assigned to the substation handle more than 28,000 law enforcement incidents per year. The efforts our sworn and professional staff, as well as, those of our volunteers contributes to make the Imperial Beach one of the best tourist destinations in the county.
In addition to patrol and traffic enforcement, the station has a Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) team and a Crime Suppression Team, both of which work on specific community needs. As a contract city, Imperial Beach has access to the Sheriff's SWAT Team, ASTREA helicopters, and a number of other County Sheriff resources.