Sheriff's Museum

Sheriff's Museum The Sheriff's Museum consists of 6800 square feet of exhibit space, covering the entire history of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department from its inception in 1850 through today.
The Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association of San Diego is a 501(c)3 organization that manages and operates the William B. Kolender Sheriff's Museum and Educational Center. Organization members are comprised of business and community leaders, as well as retired members of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The Museum contains cars, motorcycles, real life jail cells from various eras, and replica Sheriff's offices from the 1850's, 1940's and present. Children will love the Museum - they can sit on a real life motorcycle and use the siren, pick up a bullet proof vest, play with handcuffs, and sit in a real Sheriff's Car! Adults will appreciate the rich history of the department reflected throughout the Museum. Ask the docent to take a picture of your entire family - locked in a jail cell!

Mission: Our mission is to engage and support the youth to "Foster a partnership with Law Enforcement and our Community". We strive to ensure the success of future generations by providing them the tools they need to become strong and productive members of our society. We follow these four pillars to guide our mission: EDUCATE- Maintain an atmosphere that is compelling with an emphasis towards creating an educational foundation relating to the role of law enforcement. INTERACT- Install ongoing exhibits that focus on the Department's continuing tradition of service. New interactive exhibits utilizing applications and touchscreen technology serve as tools to learn. INSPIRE- Illustrate the many facets of law enforcement that maintain peace and safety. Attract and develop future peacekeepers and leaders to serve in their own comminutes. Celebrate the valor and courage of Deputies who selflessly serve to preserve the lives of others. REMEMBER- Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

04/08/2020

Stay 6' Safe and Stay at Home

12/27/2019

Looking for a special way to have your loved ones remembered and honored? Have them added to our Wall of Stars at the museum. Call 619 260-1850 for all the details.

12/27/2019

We hope to see you in 2020!

10/04/2019

Fall is finally coming to Old Town, San Diego. Make sure to walk all the way down San Diego Avenue to the Sheriff's Museum. Many displays are hands-on; just right for lots of great photos to post.

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03/14/2019

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11/07/2018

Opportunity to add your loved one on the Museum Stars Wall. Email or call today for additional information!

07/04/2018

Stop by, we are open our normal hours today!

07/03/2018
Sheriff's Museum
07/03/2018

Sheriff's Museum

Sheriff's Museum's cover photo
07/03/2018

Sheriff's Museum's cover photo

Sheriff's Museum's cover photo
05/06/2018

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Sheriff's Museum
08/14/2016

Sheriff's Museum

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08/14/2016

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Address

2384 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA
92110

General information

We strive to ensure the success of future generations thru programming aimed at developing strong and productive members of our society. The Sheriff's Museum is a compelling community anchor, our programming and exhibits utilize the expertise of active and retired Deputies, the knowledge of business and community leaders, in order to engage with the community.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(619) 260-1850

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Our mission is to engage and help "Foster a partnership with Law Enforcement and our Community".

The Museum contains cars, motorcycles, real-life jail cells from various eras, and artifacts from 1850 to present. Children will love the Museum - they can sit on a real-life motorcycle and use the siren, hop into our black and white patrol vehicle and check out the inside of our helicopter! Adults will appreciate the rich history of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Old Town, and the Wild West throughout the Museum. Ask the docent to take a picture of your entire family - locked in a jail cell!

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My wife and I visited the museum last year,Sheriff Terry gave us the tour and,it was an absolute pleasure. Thanks to everyone who has made this museum possible and thanks to all law enforcement for there service.
Does your museum, or anyone else viewing this page, have information on old firearms carried and/or issued by the Sheriff's Department in the early 1900s? Specifically handguns around 1917? Any information would be appreciated, as I'm doing research revolving around SD Sheriff Conklin at the time.
Come visit Wishbone and Pam today at the Sheriff’s Museum 1:00-3:00