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Mixture of various prescription pills turned in to Sheriff.

Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

| 11:24 AM

By not promptly and properly disposing of unwanted and expired prescription medications in your home, you are taking a chance that they could be stolen or abused, by either a family member or visitors. You can turn them in to be safely destroyed at over 40 locations on Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday […]

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Don’t Fumble With Your Life, Pass Your Keys to a Designated Driver

| 10:18 AM

The Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep impaired drivers off San Diego’s roadways on Super Bowl Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies will be increasing DUI patrols across San Diego County beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, and lasting through 5 a.m. the following day. The goal is simple: to remove […]

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VIDEO: County Breaks Ground on New Crime Lab

| 3:54 PM

The County Operations Center will soon add another large building to the growing campus in Kearny Mesa. A new 156,000 square-foot facility will house the Sheriff’s Regional Crime Laboratory, Central Investigations Division, and Property and Evidence Division. The current crime lab resides in an old, converted hospital. The new building will give staff more space to grow and collaborate […]