Law Enforcement

Driving Force

By Carol Holland Lifshitz / Photos by Rob Hammer

By squad car, fire truck or helicopter, here they come to save the day. (The night, too.)

Public safety is both career and mission for San Diego's first responders. Police officers, lifeguards and bomb squads - they're ready to rush in, often in badass vehicles, to protect and serve.

Here's the 4-1-1 on who's responding to 9-1-1 - and what they're driving when they arrive on the scene of the crime, chemical spill or other emergency in America's Finest.