Today is - Sun May 16 2021


Kern County Sheriff's Office

Glennville Substation
P.O. Box 522
Glennville, CA. 93226
Phone: (661)721-3800
Emergencies: Call 9-1-1

The Glennville Substation encompasses an area of 500 square miles and is staffed by a resident Senior Deputy Sheriff. The area is made up of national forests, large cattle ranches and oilfields. There are approximately 700 people living within the Glennville Substation area however, there are many that work in the oilfields or visit the National Forest for hunting, hiking and camping daily. The substation area goes from an elevation of about 500 feet above sea level at Highway 65 to an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level at the Greenhorn Summit. The Glennville Substation is the oldest resident post in the county, established in the early 1950’s.

Today, the resident Senior Deputy for the Glennville area works closely with the Rural Crime Unit investigating cattle thefts. As such, he works closely with the cattleman and the State Brand Inspectors. As the only law enforcement officer in the community, the resident Senior Deputy is known by almost everyone. It takes a special type of person to be a resident Deputy. He must fit in and his actions will always be under the scrutiny of the community. He will be called out at all hours of the day and night. In addition to his regular shift, he is expected to be an active participant in community affairs. Because of the small size of the population, he will have to deal with the people he knows daily, sometimes helping them and sometimes arresting them. This is a difficult part of the job and it takes a lot of extra effort on his part to be able to do his job well, otherwise the community will not accept him and the Deputy’s career in a resident post will be a short one.