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WILLIAM B. KOLENDER SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S MUSEUM


For over 150 years, even before the first day that California was admitted into statehood of the United States of America, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has been keeping the peace. Our museum honors the rich traditions and history of the men and women who have served with pride.

None of our history would be preserved in the excellent manner that it is without the hard work, vision and dedication of retired Deputy Sheriff Don VanHooser.

Support the Museum Through Ralphs Community Giving

Ralphs (or Food 4 Less) have once again chosen the Sheriff’s Museum and Educational Center as one of their local non-profit organizations to support. Last year, the museum received nearly $500 thanks to all of the Ralphs shoppers who signed up to help. 

It takes less than five minutes to sign up online and it costs nothing.  If you have participated in past years, you need to reregister your card. More importantly, you must have a Ralphs Rewards card, which is the new program offered by Ralphs.

To support the Sheriff’s museum, simply visit Ralphs Community Contribution page and choose to “Enroll” under “Participant”. The NPO number for the museum is 83555. You should receive confirmation in your e-mail.

Our goal this year is $1,000 so please do not wait to register. Every shopping dollar that you spend at Ralphs helps the Museum. Please pass this information on to your friends and family who shop at Ralph

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