Citizens For Law Enforcement At Its Best
Basic Handgun Safety Course
October 5, 2019 – Join department weapons instructors at the Tactical Training Facility for the 4-hour HDSA Basic Handgun Safety & Proficiency Course. Space is limited, and members will be accommodated on a first come, first served bases. Guests must be at least 18 years old. The course will begin promptly at 8am. RSVP by September 25th. For questions, please contact HDSA Member Bob O’Neill at (858) 278-9244.
45th Anniversary Coin & Raffle
Show your support of the HDSA with the newly minted HDSA 45th anniversary challenge coin. Give them to deputies to let them know you’ve got their backs! Now available for pre-order, every coin you buy triggers an automatic entry into a FREE raffle for an EAA Witness .45 ACP pistol. The drawing will be held at the next HDSA Luncheon, and the winner will also get a personal shooting event at Weapons Training (details to follow).
HDSA Fun Shoot
October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019
Join us for the next HDSA Fun Shoot on October 26, 2019 at Duffy Town (Tactical Training Facility). Event runs from 8am to 2pm. Shoot with deputies and fellow HDSA members, check out department weapons and more. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for guests. All attendees must be registered no later than October 17, 2019. For questions, contact HDSA Member Bob O’Neill at (858) 278-9244.
Founded in 1974, the Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association is a prestigious organization of business, community leaders and service-minded citizens dedicated to supporting law enforcement countywide. As a non-profit and non-political orgnaziation, the HDSA is unique as an ally of the Sheriff’s Department and the county’s nine police departments
While all HSDA members are personally commissioned by the Sheriff, the HDSA itself is governed by the membership and their duly elected Board of Directors. The by-laws set limits for membership at 1,000 as well as the conditions of membership, dues, and other matters.
While the HDSA operates much like service clubs such as Kiwanis or Rotary, it never loses sight of its primary mission. Important HDSA programs include: Law enforcement training activities, providing equipment and training facilities for law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County, and awards a handgun certificate to the top shooter graduating from the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Training Center.
The HDSA also constructed the Tactical Training Facility, a Canine Training Course, and S.W.A.T. Obstacle Course at the Sheriff’s MCAS Miramar site. Most recently, the HDSA helped fund a new training facility at Otay Mesa and Sheriff’s Museum in Old Town. These important facilities, worth millions of dollars, serve all law enforcement agencies in San Diego and were constructed without cost to the taxpayers. The HDSA also purchased law enforcement training and safety equipment the Sheriff’s Department could not otherwise afford, as well as providing funds for management and technology training for all local agencies.
The total membership meets at least quarterly, has a great time, gets “insider” briefings on what is really happening in criminal justice, and enjoys knowing that they are indispensable to our mission of protecting the citizens and providing for public safety.
Our Mission …
Protecting Deputies County Wide
This life-saving equipment was purchased by the HDSA for deployment at ever Sheriff substation in the county.
Protecting K9 Unit Dogs
These vests were purchased by the HDSA for wear by all K9 “deputies” in the county.
HDSA Supports volunteer units throughout the department with both equipment and training.
K9 Rescue Unit In Action
Check out one of the county’s many volunteer units that are supported by HDSA.