New Captain Kevin Ralph leads the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station

The City of San Marcos is proud to welcome Kevin Ralph as Captain of the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station. Ralphs’ new position with San Marcos will allow him to advance his 20-year career in law enforcement, which began in 2003 with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. 

Ralphs’ previous history in law enforcement illustrates his dedication and devotion to serving San Diego communities. Early in his career, Ralph earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. After graduating from the 66th Regional Police Academy, Ralph went from patrol units and special investigations to most recently serving as lieutenant where he was assigned the Alpine Patrol Station, Border Crimes Suppression Team and Major Crimes Division, managing the Family Protection Detail. From his experience in law enforcement and his previous four years serving the City of San Marcos early in his career, Ralph adheres to maintaining public safety in the San Marcos community. 

Ralph said, “I recall experiencing a neighborhood feeling while patrolling the streets of San Marcos. The community was appreciative, involved and invested.” 

Ralph has a variation of experience in sergeant and lieutenant roles and prioritizes earning community trust by providing professional law enforcement services. Ralph recognizes the first step to community trust begins with being available and approachable while also listening intently and compassionately to the needs of the community. He notes the importance of following through with proactive and innovative steps to reach success. “I know I have to focus on the development of my staff, so they have the tools and training to be the most efficient and professional representatives of this public safety profession,” said Ralph. 

In his new role, Ralph and the San Marcos Sheriff’s Department plan to enhance public safety in San Marcos by listening to community concerns and working closely with the community, in addition to the City, in order to bring resolutions to those concerns. 

“I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of continuing to make positive changes for the San Marcos community in collaboration with the City,” said Ralph. “I look forward to getting back to my roots here in San Marcos and ardently providing the citizens of San Marcos with the highest quality public safety services expected of today’s law enforcement profession.