Community outreach is a top priority of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Members of the community should feel comfortable bringing problems related to safety and security to our staff.
The San Marcos Sheriff’s Station is holding a Coffee with the Community event on:
Tuesday, March 19th
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
126 Knoll Road, San Marcos
This is an opportunity to connect with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know deputies who patrol your neighborhood. Get crime prevention tips and learn more about our free safety programs.
Let’s work together to keep our communities safe.
For more information, contact Deputy Jason Allen or Deputy Aaron Ritt at (760) 510-5200.
KPBS covers the San Diego County Sheriff use of social media and it’s Nixle service to share information. Some San Marcos residents are frustrated by the lack of real time social media posts from the Sheriff Department and the hard to understand Sheriff helicopter PA system. This KPBS story references recent missing person search in San Elijo Hills and the posts to our San Elijo Life Facebook pages from confused San Elijo Hills residents. Some SEH residents could not understand the PA announcements from the Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies or ASTREA helicopter.
The Sheriff’s San Marcos Station is inviting residents in the city for a meet and greet. Members of the public can share concerns about their communities and exchange ideas in a casual setting. The station’s captain, lieutenants, sergeants, crime prevention specialist and members of the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit or COPPS will be in attendance.
Breakfast with Deputies
Thursday, March 21st
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Broken Yolk Café, 101 South Las Posas Road in San Marcos.
City officials announced this week that Michael Barnett has taken over as captain of the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station effective April 22, 2011. Captain Barnett has been with the sheriff’s department for more than 19 years. He worked as a deputy sheriff from 1992 to 2001; as a sheriff’s sergeant from 2001 to 2006; as a sheriff’s lieutenant from 2007 to 2011. This is his first assignment as a sheriff’s captain.
During his tenure with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Captain Barnett has been assigned to various areas including detentions, central investigations, internal affairs and intelligence. He also has extensive operational experience, which will be used in his new role as captain.
Barnett’s last assignment was substation commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation, which is the department’s largest substation. In that role, Barnett had overall command of the 40 employees and 70 volunteers at the substation. He also managed a $5.1 million budget and oversaw the 137-square-mile jurisdiction. During the first three months of 2011, the substation area realized a 35 percent crime drop.
Captain Barnett holds several Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificates and a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from San Diego State University. Captain Barnett’s transfer to the San Marcos station comes after the former captain of the station, Kirby Beyer, was promoted to commander.
“Captain Barnett is a well-respected member of the sheriff’s department and we are fortunate to have this capable lawman assigned to our City,” said City Manager Paul Malone.