The City of Solana Beach contracts for law enforcement services with the San Diego County Sheriff.  The North Coastal Sheriff Station is located in Encinitas at 175 North El Camino Real, and the station provides services for the cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the unincorporated area of Rancho Santa Fe. The Station Captain, shown on the right, serves as our Chief of Police.   

In addition to patrol and traffic enforcement, the station has a Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) team and a Crime Suppression Team, both of which work on specific community needs.  As a contract city, Solana Beach has access to the Sheriff's SWAT Team, ASTREA helicopters, and a number of other County Sheriff resources.   

More information on the services offered can be found by visiting the Sheriff's North Coastal website

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has provided a response to community concerns regarding law enforcement.  To see the response please click here

Volunteer Opportunities

There are multiple ways for citizens to be involved with the San Diego Sheriff's Department and give back to Solana Beach.  To learn more please click here.

Safe Solana Beach Collaboration

The Safe Solana Beach program is now active for the community.  To learn more please click here.

Captain Christopher Lawrence

Captain Christopher Lawrence

Contact Information

Emergency: 911

(760) 966-3500

Narcotics Tip Line:
(760) 966-3518

North Coastal Station
175 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024-2899

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