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Handgun Safety

June 1, 2024 – Basic Handgun Safety Course

If You Would Like To Attend The Next Basic Handgun Safety And Proficiency Course, Please Sign Up Today.

Handgun Safety

JUNE 15, 2024 – Handgun Funshoot / Fundraiser

If You Would Like To Attend The Next Handgun Funshoot & Fundraiser, Please Sign Up Today.

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October 19, 2024 – HDSA 50th Anniversary Gala

SAVE THE DATE! Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Charitable donations are appreciated and are utilized to provide equipment and supplies for our local San Diego Sheriff’s Department. You will receive a letter from HDSA for your tax records – Thank You!


Our Goal Is 50 New Members For The 50th

2024 marks our 50th anniversary of serving as a unique ally of the Sheriff’s departments and the county’s nine police divisions. For the past 50 years, our mission has been to continually support and advance the Sheriff’s Department and provide resources for facilities, equipment, education, and training.

As a valued member, we are asking for your assistance in recruiting new members for our 50th anniversary. THINK 50 FOR THE 50th! And to thank you for your support, every member who sponsors a new member that joins this year will be entered into a drawing for a 50thanniversary commemorative firearm!

That’s one entry for every new member you bring into the organization! Help us celebrate this special year in our history, and help us continue to make a difference now and for future generations!

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Help Support this project, and let’s make an impact!

We are incredibly pleased to support the Sheriff’s Department’s RESPECT Project, a character-building and mentoring program designed for youth in grades 8-12 to help reduce juvenile delinquency, lower recidivism, and offer alternatives to street gangs, substance abuse, and a life trapped in the criminal justice system.

Summer months raise greater awareness around the resources needed to support these youth in our community. The RESPECT program helps fill in the gaps for young adults who rely on services provided by the school districts to ensure their needs are met. Contributions from you will have a direct impact to support this vital outreach.

$10,000 Goal
The HDSA will contribute the first $5,000.

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Make a donation today and help protect our “Precious Cargo”

  • 100% of proceeds will go to purchasing car seats for caregivers in need.
  • The Sheriff’s Dept will inspect for car seat safety and provide a new car seat for those with unqualified seats, or do not have enough seats for their children.


Limited availability. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

  • Opportunity to honor those who’ve added richly to our lives
  • Money raised will support the SDSO canine program with purchases for training, training equipment, canine medical services and more
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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 organization, 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

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Short and Sweet Headlines are Best!

This life-saving equipment was purchased by the HDSA for deployment at every 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.

Supporting Volunteers

HDSA Supports volunteer units throughout the department with both equipment and training.