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San Diego Sector California

The San Diego Sector encompasses 56,831 square miles including 931 miles of coastal border from the California border with Mexico north to Oregon. San Diego Sector's primary operational area of responsibility consists of 7,000 square miles including 60 linear miles of international boundary with Mexico and 114 coastal border miles along the Pacific Ocean. The San Diego Sector encompasses coastal beaches and expansive mesas that lead to coastal and inland mountains, rugged canyons, and high desert. Directly south of San Diego lie the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Tecate, Baja California, which have a combined population of more than four and a half million people.

As a result, illegal entries were reduced by approximately 75 percent over the next few years to a more manageable level in the late 1990s. San Diego Sector was then able to concentrate on other areas, such as establishing the Border Safety Initiative (BSI). In 1998, the BSI was initiated, a multi-faceted border safety campaign designed to reduce injuries and prevent fatalities along the border. Today's complex threats are being addressed through intelligence driven operations, as well as through integrated and collaborative operational planning and execution with other Customs and Border Protection agencies. Moreover, San Diego Sector has enhanced its strategic partnerships with other Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Service Area: The San Diego Sector covers the entire San Diego County.

Sector Headquarters Location: 2411 Boswell Road, Chula Vista, California

Stations: Stations of the San Diego Sector are located in Brown Field, Boulevard, Campo, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, San Clemente, and Newton-Azrak.

Contact Information: Phone Number (619) 216-4000; Sector Headquarters Mailing Address - 2411 Boswell Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91914-3519

Employment Opportunities: To obtain information about employment opportunities with the Border Patrol, you may contact this Sector and ask to speak to a recruiter.  You will find additional information about careers with the Border Patrol in the Careers section of this website.

Public Affairs Office: To receive information concerning community or media-related issues, contact the San Diego Sector Public Affairs Office at (619) 216-4182 or email at

Vehicle Seizure Office: Contact the San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9817 for vehicle seizure or asset forfeiture inquiries.

Last Modified: Aug 21, 2023