Today the Bear goes to San Dimas!  For the 9th year in a row, the City of San Dimas kicked off the holiday season December 1st with the Annual Downtown Holiday Extravaganza.  The Walker House, historic downtown Bonita Avenue, and Rhoads Park were  transformed into a winter wonderland featuring many fun activities. With the help of San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department, San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, Bonita Avenue Merchants, San Dimas Festival of Arts and the San Dimas Historical Society, the event was a huge success!  You can still see the city Christmas Tree in Downtown San Dimas located near West Bonita and Cataract Ave.  If you haven’t been to Downtown San Dimas, it truly is a unique experience, with many western-themed storefronts and  warm downtown businesses to shop and eat. 


San Dimas Sheriff’s Station is one of six stations within the East Patrol Division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Station’s jurisdiction encompasses approximately 276 square miles. In addition to serving the City of San Dimas, the station serves unincorporated communities of Azusa, Covina, Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, Pomona, the Los Angeles County portion of Mt. Baldy, a large portion of the Angeles National Forest (State Route 39), and portions of Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2). The population for these areas is approximately one hundred and five thousand (105,000), nearly sixty sixty-nine thousand (69,000) in the unincorporated areas and more than thirty-six thousand (36,000) in the City of San Dimas.


In the summer of 1927, Sheriff William I. Traeger assisted in the establishment of the original San Dimas Sheriff's Station to serve the fruit growers and poultry raisers in the eastern section of Los Angeles County. The first station consisted of a large frame house located on San Dimas Avenue near downtown. On May 25, 1950, a new "modern" Sheriff's station opened on the same site. On August 4, 1960, San Dimas became the 70th city to incorporate, and contracts with the Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department for law enforcement and fire services.


On September 23, 1987, the Walnut Sheriff's Station opened in the City of Walnut (located approximately 8 miles S/W of San Dimas). The command of San Dimas Sheriff's Station was then consolidated with that of Walnut Sheriff's Station. In 2006, San Dimas Sheriff's Station opened a new station and it is currently under the command of Captain Andrew Berg.


San Dimas Sheriff's Station is noted for its outstanding Mountain Rescue Team, established in 1955, which performs technical rescues and searches in the rugged terrain of the nearby Angeles National Forest.  This unit, located at 114 E. First Street, consists of highly trained and dedicated men and women volunteers and Reserve Sheriff's Deputies. They currently respond to an average of seven rescue calls per month involving lost hiker searches and rescues of injured persons.


The station is also supported by Patrol and Posse Reserve Units. San Dimas Sheriff's Station has a fully staffed Detective Bureau which investigates burglaries, assaults, and many other crimes. The city of San Dimas contracts for three Special Assignment Deputies who are also bicycle patrol certified. They provide specialized "problem-oriented policing," which addresses quality of life issues within the city of San Dimas. A crime prevention officer coordinates Business and Neighborhood Watch Programs, in addition to youth and school programs.


Many homes in San Dimas are adorned for the holiday season, and we’ll be out there woven into the fabric of community, so if you see us stop and say hello!