The San Diego County Sheriff's Department offers a range of crime prevention and law enforcement services. The department is operated by the government of San Diego County in California. It is responsible for the safety and security of the general public. The department employs a staff of more than 3,900 people. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department serves an area of over 4,100 square miles. The department manages nearly five detention facilities and offers court services. It operates management services and human resources bureaus. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department investigates cases related to domestic violence and physical and sexual abuse.