3179 35th STREET WEST ROSAMOND, CA. 93560
BUSINESS PHONE: (661) 256-9700
MOJAVE JAIL: (661) 824-7147
FAX: (661) 824-9256
NON-EMERGENCY / REPORTS (661)-861-3110
Sometime around 1955 the Rosamond Substation became a resident post. The resident Deputy reported to the Sergeant at Mojave, and was responsible for all law enforcement services to the community. In the late 1960's, Deputies moved into the first Rosamond Substation. The original station was operated out of a back room at the Fire Department on Desert Street. In 1977, the substation moved into its own building, which allowed the growing staff more room. In 1983 the Rosamond Substation was consolidated by the Mojave Substation and the office was retained as only office space for the deputies. In 1987, the Rosamond Substation was reopened on Diamond Street. In 1996, the substation was relocated to 1379 Sierra Highway. The Rosamond Substation closed in August of 2016 due to budget concerns. In September of 2017, the Rosamond Substation re-opened and is located at 3179 35th Street West, where we share office space with the Rosamond Community Services District.
The Rosamond Substation was the birthplace of the Sheriff's Department Off- Highway Enforcement Team, which has now relocated to the Ridgecrest Substation. The Rosamond Substation is on the Southeastern most end of Kern County and borders the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale in Los Angeles County. The Rosamond Substation serves over 20,000 residents. Due to the close proximity of such a vast amount of people, the population within Rosamond fluctuates on a regular basis, and the deputies that serve at the Rosamond Substation are policing a considerably larger amount of people than the numbers of our small township might suggest.
The Sheriff’s Office response to Edwards AFB is shared by Boron and Rosamond response areas. The West Gate, which is used by thousands of people daily, is part of the Rosamond response area.
The 412th Test Wing is the host wing for Edwards Air Force Base, the 2nd largest base in the Air Force. The wing oversees base day-to-day operations and provides support for over 10,000 military, federal, civilian, and contract personnel assigned to a 481 square mile installation. Approximately 13,000 people in total live and work on Edwards AFB.
The 412th Test Wing plans, conducts, analyzes, and reports on all flight and ground testing of aircraft, weapons systems, software, and components as well as modeling and simulation for the U.S. Air Force. Hundreds of significant aviation "firsts" have been accomplished at Edwards.
The west had been home to a large agricultural farming area. Recently, as water has become scarce and more expensive, some of these farms have been replaced with Renewable energy producers including several large wind and solar projects.
The famous the Willow Springs Raceway is also in the west area of Rosamond. The raceway holds events every weekend at the facility which is highlighted by 7 separate racetracks and a driving school. The site is also used for automobile testing and filming. Millions of dollars’ worth of automobiles travel to the track weekly.
Would You Like To Be a Citizen Volunteer?
The Citizen Service Unit is a group of men and women of Kern County who assist the Sheriff's Department. If you are interested, please contact the substation.
Would you like a copy of a report?
You must request a copy by filling out a form at the Substation. Not everyone is eligible for a copy of a report. Once you request it, we will contact you within 10 days regarding your eligibility.
Fingerprinting.....Rosamond does not have Live Scan. We do fingerprinting on cards only. You must provide the cards.
If you need Live Scan, contact the Mojave Substation for an appointment at (661)-824-7130.
To contact the Sergeant regarding a compliment or complaint, you may Contact Sgt. Smith by e-mail at SmithJ@Kernsheriff.org
Internet Crimes This website will give you and forms to fill out and instructions in what to do if you are a victim of internet crimes.
Landlord Tenant Issues This site informs you of the laws/rights regarding landlord and renters.
Megans Law This website allows you to obtain a list of registered sex offenders in your area.
Road Conditions Wondering if a road is open? Check out this website.
Kern County Courts This website has court related information including court dates, cases, addresses etc.