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The San Bernardino County Sheriff oversees 10 county stations and 14 contract stations, and Sheriff provides law enforcement services to over 947,109 citizens within the County. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Office is comprised of the following Divisions and units: Technical Services Division, Records Division, Communications Division, The Sheriff’s Food Services Division, The Health Services Division, Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes against Children Unit, Accident Investigation Team, Volunteer Forces Unit, Scientific Investigations Division, and the Specialized Units. The Specialized Units include: Specialized Units include: Aviation, Public Affairs, Narcotics / SWAT, Mounted Enforcement Unit, and Major. The newest formed units are the gang units. One serves the High Desert and one serving the Valley Region. The units have been tasked with eradicating gang members with the message “Reform, get out of our county, or you will go to jail.”

More than 4,122 student officers have completed the Sheriff’s Advanced Officer Training Program. The Officer Training Staff instructed and facilitated 206 courses with presentations such as Counter-Terrorism, Officer Survival, Traffic Accident Investigation, Gang Awareness, Search & Rescue, and our POST simulator training programs on EVOC and Force Options. The Crime Scene Investigations Unit (CSI) responds to major crime scenes using the latest techniques to identify and collect evidence. It also conducts bullet trajectory and bloodstain pattern analysis. Personnel from this unit responded to more than 250 calls for service, attended over 100 autopsies, and processed over 70 vehicles. CSI is also responsible for the processing of physical evidence that may contain latent fingerprints. Over 6,200 items were processed in 2005.

The Court Services Division is responsible for the safe and timely movement of over 100,000 prisoners yearly within the court system. The division also ensures that nearly 200,000 legal documents are served and enforced each year. The Communications Division is comprised of two centers. Each of the two centers serves as the primary 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for its respective geographic location. The Valley Control Center provides dispatching services for the incorporated cities of Big Bear, Chino Hills, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, and Yucaipa. In 2005, VCC handled approximately 594,000 calls.

Contact information:

Sheriff's Headquarters
655 E. 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA.
Phone: (909) 387-3545


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