The Barstow Sheriff's Station was established in 1890, making it one of the oldest Sheriff's Stations in the county. Its jurisdiction encompasses over 9200 square miles and covers the largest geographic jurisdiction in San Bernardino County.
Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the Barstow Station patrol the communities of Baker, Daggett, Hinkley, Lenwood, Ludlow, Newberry Springs, Sandy Valley, Yermo, Red Mountain, and Trona. These communities vary dramatically from very remote and rural, to metropolitan, creating a challenging environment requiring different types of patrol methods.
Due to the large expanse that the deputies cover, they regularly assist and are assisted by the California Highway Patrol, Barstow Police Department, and the Bureau of Land Management Rangers. They also work closely with the Provost Marshal's Office and the Criminal Intelligence Division investigators at Ft. Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base which are both located in Barstow Station jurisdiction.
In addition to patrol responsibilities, Barstow Station deputies are also involved in many other aspects of law enforcement. Positions such as School Resource Officer, Reserve Deputy Coordinator, Acting Detective, Search and Rescue Coordinator, School Attendance Review Board Member, and Rural Crimes Task Force Member are all positions that allow deputies to become more involved and develop new skills.
Anyone interested in the opportunity to be involved in Search and Rescue would certainly enjoy working at the Barstow Sheriff's Station. The Barstow Desert Rescue Squad, based in Barstow, specializes in Mine Rescue. Some of the employees at the Barstow Station volunteer their time to be part of this special group.
Whether it's the investigation of crimes, the search for a missing person, or involvement with the community's youth, the employees of the Barstow Sheriff's Station continue to commit their best effort to the citizens living in this unique jurisdiction.