San Diego at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, San Diego Police Department

  • 1,846 Officers
  • 578 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.28 San Diego
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the San Diego Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for San Diego

Data was last updated December 18, 2022


We identified over $94.2M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: San Diego
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$519,782.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
SAN DIEGO, CITY OF THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$13,773,500.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2024
SAN DIEGO, CITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF STATE HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS THE IDENTIFIED PLANNING, ORGANIZATION, EQUIPMENT, TRAINING, AND EXERCISE NEEDS TO PREVENT, PROTECT AGAINST, MITIGATE, RESPOND TO, AND RECOVER FROM ACTS OF TERRORISM AND OTHER CATASTROPHIC EVENTS. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub
$508,583.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
SAN DIEGO, CITY OF SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT JAG APPLICATION FOR SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AND SPECIALIZED UNITS SAFETY EQUIPMENT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$436,616.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
SAN DIEGO, CITY OF FY 20 LOCAL JAG PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $25,000,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2008 - 2015

Between 2008 and 2016, the San Diego Police Department spent $25 million to resolve lawsuits, some of which were for police misconduct.

In 2016, local news channel NBC 7 reviewed every lawsuit involving the San Diego Police Department since 2008. It determined that taxpayers paid more than $25 million since 2008 to settle lawsuits against the department. Specifically, settlement payouts ranged from $1.1 million (in 2008), nearly $5 million (in 2013), and $9.5 million (in 2015). According to NBC 7’s analysis, the department settled an average of 177 claims per year, and the biggest individual payouts involved police misconduct allegations.

Compensation
$25,000,000.00