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.


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.

DSA Endorsed Candidates in Primary Election

Law Enforcement’s Choice

On June 7 voters throughout our county and state turned out to vote in the primary election. DSA endorsed candidates competed in several local races throughout the county; all managed to win in primary or move forward to general election.

Memorial Ceremonies in May

Peace Officer Memorial Ceremonies dominate the month of May and honor our fallen brothers and sisters. The California Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony on May 1 begins the many events held throughout our state and country.

Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting Tour


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Join the DSA for a private member's only tasting event at three Ramona wineries. After tasting the area's wine, enjoy dinner at Turtle Rock Ridge Winery. Just $15 per person. This event is now sold out.

General Member Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Save the Bacon Ride for Wounded Deputies

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The fifth annual Save the Bacon will take place October 15. We are currently looking for sponsors and riders. Please visit for more information and to register.

Board Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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


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.