In continuation of our June 6thpost where Rotary Club of Nipomo honored local agencies that protect and serve our communities, here is information on our local Sheriff’s office.
The Sheriff’s South Station currently serves a population of 40,000 citizens living in Oceano, Nipomo, and the unincorporated areas of Arroyo Grande.  The total coverage area extends from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara County and East to the Kern County line.  The station is comprised of one Commander, two Sergeants, four Senior Deputies, twenty- three Deputy Sheriffs and two Legal Clerks.  The South Station is also home to two Deputies / K9 Partners teams.  One K9 team is trained in suspect apprehension and drug detention.  The other K9 team is trained in apprehension and explosive material detection.
The experience of the deputies at the station ranges from just completed training to  over 30 years of law enforcement experience.  The station is comprised of deputies that completed  the academy through  the Sheriff’s Office and others that came from outside agencies such as Pismo Beach PD, Santa Maria PD, San Luis Obispo PD, Roseville PD, Fresno PD, San Bernardino County Sheriff, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
The South Station is responsible for approximately 850 square miles.  In 2019, deputies from the station responded to over 23,000 calls for service, generated over 3,500 written reports, and made over 1,100 arrests and misdemeanor citations.