How much do you know about the Del Mar Police Department?
Del Mar does not have a Police Department. The City contracts with the county Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement, including patrol of our streets, crime prevention services, and a wide array of other law enforcement services. Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and the unincorporated areas of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch are served by The North Coastal Station.
Captain Herbert Taft has commanded the North Coastal Station for two years and in that time our community has seen a lot of change. Captain Taft will discuss the role of the Sheriff’s Department in Del Mar, his goals and performance metrics, how COVID has affected policing in Del Mar and unique problems resulting from the Pandemic, and then he will answer your submitted questions.