The Deputy Sheriffs' Association of San Diego County is the professional labor organization representing more than 2,500 sworn deputies of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. For over 60 years, the DSA has been "The Strength Behind the Badge" supporting San Diego County Deputies, their families, and their communities.


Holiday Food Drive

Benefits HandUp Youth Pantry

The Holiday food drive runs now through 5 p.m. on December 11. The food drive is open to the public and we encourage you to participate through your station and tell your friends and family to donate

Former Sheriff Bill Kolender Dies at 80

The DSA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Former Sheriff Bill Kolender. Sheriff Kolender served as sheriff of the San Diego Sheriff's Department from 1995-2009. He previously served with the SDPD, rising through the ranks to Chief of Police. Total, he had over five decades of service in law enforcement to San Diego County. Bill Kolender changed the face of both the sheriff's department and law enforcement as a whole and will be truly missed by all of us here at the DSA. We send our condolences and support to his wife Lois and his entire family.

Upcoming Events

DSA Closed

Thursday, November 26, 2015

DSA Office & Store Closed for the holiday

DSA Closed

Friday, November 27, 2015

DSA Office & Store Closed for the holiday

Santa’s Village

Children’s Christmas Party & Canned Food Drive for HandsUp

Saturday, December 5, 2015

DSA Members and their immediate families are invited to Santa’s Village to celebrate at the annual Children’s Christmas Party.

Silver Star November 15
November 2015


The Silver Star is the official monthly magazine of the DSASD.

Gary Moore

DSA President Gary moore

Gary Moore serves as Full Release President of the association. He has served as a deputy for 24 years. He has been on the board since 2013. Read his latest President's Report.


Deputy Sheriff's Foundation

The San Diego County Deputy Sheriff's Foundation serves as the charitable arm of the DSA, providing relief and support to San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs and the communities they serve.

Your Association: The Strength Behind the Badge


Supporting Deputy Sheriffs

Since 1954, the DSA has been "The Strength Behind the Badge"® supporting San Diego Deputies and their families.

Community Service

The DSA is dedicated to the communities our deputies live and work in. Tne association and foundation bring together law enforcement and residents, while promoting healthy living in safe communities.

Political Leader

The DSA works tirelessly with local and national politicians on laws that ensure our streets are safe, to protect our deputies and the residents they serve.

Professional Labor Organization

As the labor orginazation for the San Diego Sheriff's Department, the DSA works the County and the Department to provide the best benefits available to our members.

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The member's only section offers the latest information to our members.