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.


Support Deputy Rudy Sanchez, Sr.

Raffle to Win a FN SCAR 17S

Deputy Rudy Sanchez, Sr., a 22-year veteran of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, was involved a serious motorcycle accident in late September, leaving him paralyzed. The DSA is holding a gun raffle to raise funds for his recovery. Tickets may be purchased online at or read entire post for complete list on where to purchase tickets.

Law Enforcement’s Choice®

Vote in the General Election on November 8

The DSA continues to endorse candidates who have a proven track record of supporting law enforcement and our communities. While we have focused on candidates at the local, state, and national level, we have focused this election on the cities our deputies live and work in.

Director Tim Petrachek Retires from Board

Replaced by Michelle Chism

Nearing the end of his fifth term, longest sitting director Tim Petrachek retired from the DSA Board. His seat has been filled by Michelle Chism.

Upcoming Events

General Member Meeting

Thursday, December 15, 2016

There is only one member meeting in December

Retired Member Luncheon

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Winter Retired Members luncheon takes place December 17 at the El Cajon Elk's Lodge.

General Member Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Board Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 2017

This Board Meeting takes place on the fourth Thursday of every month.

October 2016 Silver Star

October 2016


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.

Are you a DSA Member?

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