San Diego Police Department

SDPD’s non-emergency number:  (619) 531-2000

SDPD Western Division Community Relations Officers are:

Ricardo Pinon  –
David Surwilo  –

They both can be reached Mondays through Fridays (8AM to 4PM) at (619) 692-4800

Note: Western Division encompasses nearly 23 square miles (and a population of nearly 130,000 people) of central San Diego, serving neighborhoods of Hillcrest, Mission Hills, La Playa, Linda Vista, Loma Portal, Midtown, Midway District, Mission Valley West, Morena, OB, Old Town, Pt Loma Heights, Roseville-Fleetridge, Sunset Cliffs, University Heights and Wooded Area.

Preventing Crime

In Mission Hills most crimes are those of opportunity. Remember to lock doors & windows (homes & vehicles).  Don’t leave anything valuable/tempting in your yard or porch or visible in your car – even for a few minutes.

To sign up for crime alert services for locations near your home or across San Diego County and to view crime mapping and/or create reports, go online to

Call SDPD Western Division:  (619) 692-4800

  • To request Vacation House Checks
  • Being homeless is not a crime. To request help with chronic homeless and/or chronic homeless people living on the streets and in need of mental health/ social services, call (858) 490-3850 for the office of the City’s Homeless Outreach Team (web site is )
  • Contact SDPD Western Division “Quality of Life” Unit, by calling (619) 692-4800 or email Western Division at to report illegal homeless/transient encampments and related issues.

Go to the following web link to find more useful and specific crime prevention and community education tips as well as other information about programs and victim resources from the San Diego Police Department:

 Our SDPD Community Relations Officers recommend homeowners and business owners file a Letter of Agency form with SDPD.  Doing so provides SDPD authorization to enter your property as your agent for purposes of enforcing any law violations on the property:

City Services

Council District 3:

Uptown Community Plan:

City of San Diego Undergrounding:

Reporting Crime

Call 911 – to report a life-threatening situation or a crime-in-progress

To report a crime that has already occurred it’s best to go online (available 24/7)

You can also call SDPD’s non-emergency line, (619) 531-2000, to report suspicious activity or to report a crime that has already occurred (e.g. graffiti, vandalism, a home or car burglary where suspect no longer around, etc.).


  • To report chronic homeless people in need of social services, mental health or addiction support contact the City’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) by calling (858) 490-3850 (leave a VM);
  • To report illegal occupied encampments (on public or private property), or contact SDPD Western Division’s Quality of Life Unit, call Western Division HQ’s at (619) 682-4800 or email to
  • To report unoccupied homeless encampments & debris left behind, call SD Environmental Services at (858) 694-7000.
  • To report suspicious vice or drug activity in Mission Hills call SDPD Western Division at (619) 692-4800 (M-Thurs) or email SDPD Western Division at or go online to SDPD’s web site, under “Forms” heading where you can report these issues & others online.


Call 911 to report graffiti vandalism in-progress.

Call the Graffiti Hotline at (619) 527-7500 to report existing graffiti for clean-up, or go online to:

If you have an incident of tagging and/or graffiti please take a photograph prior to painting it out and email the photographs to the Western Division Graffiti Unit’s detective for identification at:

In you email please include date, time, location and approximate size of the graffiti.

For more details about what is a non-emergency versus an emergency, go online to

The SD City APP, “Get It Done” can be accessed on your computer or on your smart phone to report various service issues to the City.