A force of near a hundred sheriff deputies will work in a new east county sheriff division built on Campo Road near Highway 94. The workplace the deputies will work in starting December 18th is sacled up from the Lemon Grove station they will leave.
The new 27,000 square foot one story station will house space for running opertions and patrol duties. The force that works there together will also have office space and support facilities.
Construction started in November in 2011 on the 14.8 acre county owned site on a hill near Skyline Church. The station uses 5 acres.
The building stands in a convenient location for serving several communities in Supervisor Diane Jacobs' district. Officers will serve Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley, La Presa, Jamul, Casa de Oro, and Mt. Helix. Service range is much larger than at the Lemon Grove station that will continue to serve the local city neighborhoods. It covers areas in La Mesa and El Cajon not incorporated inthe county.
Designed for a LEED Gold green building rating, the station lowers the environmental impact of sheriff operations. Storm water is managed using bio-swales. Lighting is largely natural. The building made out of recycled materials also has its own green roof that serves as a grounds for drought tolerant plants.
Officer operations have reliable power. The new building has a backup generator.
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