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Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
(Cabrillo College Division)

Office Hours of Operation:


8:00am to 5:00pm

Fingerprint hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm


If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1 any time.


Sheriff's Office Mission

Our mission to be united with Cabrillo Community College to make the campus a place where all people can attend safely and without fear. The Cabrillo Governing Board has contracted with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement on Cabrillo College Campuses.


The Sheriff’s Office provides security to the Cabrillo College Campus (Aptos) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Coverage of the Watsonville Campus is a combined effort both by The Sheriff’s Office and The Watsonville Police Department but again, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

·        If you have an emergency please dial 911

·        If you have a non-life threatening emergency or are in need of assistance from a law enforcement officer, please call 471-1121

The Sheriff’s Office provides Cabrillo College with designated personnel during the following hours;  

Aptos campus:
Mon – Fri:           7:00 am to Midnight
Saturdays:          9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Watsonville Campus: 
Mon - Thurs:      5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

All other hours not listed are covered by either The Sheriff’s Office or Watsonville Police personnel assigned to patrol and may be reached at 471-1121.

The Sheriff’s Office provides the following services to Cabrillo College staff, faculty and students;

·        Vehicle lock out assistance

·        Jump Starts

·        Personal Escorts

·        Crime reports/investigations

·        Civil assistance

For administrative questions such as; Parking citations/appeals, “Live Scan” services or to leave a message for Sheriff’s Office personnel assigned to Cabrillo, please call 479-6314

For other services during normal business hours such as; the unlocking of classroom doors and disarming of alarms, please call campus maintenance 479-6465. After hours call 212-8416


Sheriff Office Vision and Core Values

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has a proud history of aggressively attacking crime in a proactive and timely manner.We strive to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and personal integrity.We are also committed to developing and applying community–based policing and problem solving techniques.To this end, we augment out time–tested policing methods with innovative approaches to Cabrillo Community College protection and involvement.

In our professional responsibilities, we value:

  • Excellence and effectiveness solving crime and college community problems
  • Partnership with the college community
  • Flexibility in adapting to change
  • Risk taking, innovation, and creativity
  • Equal protection and service for all
  • Quality training and commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Managing all of our resources prudently and effectively
  • Ongoing evaluation of our progress

In our individual conduct and relationship with others, we value:

  • Integrity and ethical behavior
  • Respect for the rule of the law and for the dignity of all people
  • The acceptance of responsibility and accountability for our actions
  • Empathy and compassion for others
  • Direct and open communications
  • The acceptance of healthy, respectful disagreements
  • Problem resolution methods that are supportive and positive for all involved

The Cabrillo Division invites you to visit the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Website for more information about the services we offer.

Contact Information
Aptos & Scotts Valley Campus Deputy  (7am - 11pm)
Sheriff Office dispatch 831.471.1121
(non emergency)  
24 hours a day
Watsonville Campus Deputy
(M -Th: 5:30 pm-10:00pm)


Police Dept.


(831) 471-1151

Sheriff's Office dispatch 831.471.1121
(non emergency) 
24 hours a day
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