New Sheriff’s captain on board in Encinitas


John Maryon, who previously served as the Sheriff’s Department homicide lieutenant, recently took the reins as captain of the Encinitas Sheriff’s station.

In a phone interview on Oct. 28, Maryon said one of his goals is to have open lines of communication with the public. That includes holding “coffee with the community” events in which residents are invited to discuss safety and security issues.

“I think that’s very important,” he said.

Maryon also said he’s a big proponent of community-based policing, where deputies walk the beat and get to know the public.

In his role, he is in charge of law enforcement in not only Encinitas, but also Solana Beach, Del Mar and unincorporated county areas such as Rancho Santa Fe.

Maryon said he knows the communities well, since earlier in his career he worked in narcotics, as a patrolman and in two other roles in the Encinitas station.

“I have a good grasp of what’s going on,” said Maryon, who officially started his new position Oct. 22.

He replaces Theresa Adams-Hydar, who could not be reached for comment. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell in an email said that Adams-Hydar has been “rotated to oversee more of an analytical component of the department.”

“This is a routine movement of managers and several have been rotated,” Caldwell said.

Look for a longer article about Maryon’s goals and experience to appear soon in The Encinitas Advocate.