Central Station was established in 1890 and is the longest standing patrol division within the Sheriff’s Department. The base of operation is out of the headquarters building and provides law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the central valley including; Arrowhead Farms, Colton, Devore, Muscoy and Glen Helen Amphitheater. In addition, Central Station is responsible for contract law enforcement in the cities of Grand Terrace and Loma Linda, as well as the San Manuel Indian Reservation and Casino.
Central Station continues to incorporate community-policing concepts in our enforcement operation. The approach has proven effective in detecting gang and criminal activity, and significantly impacting problems in the area. By working together with the citizens of our communities, Central Station deputies can provide more effective law enforcement and a higher quality of life.
Arrowhead Farms is located in north San Bernardino. It is part of the 92407 zip code along with Muscoy and Devore Heights. It is a somewhat rural area surrounded by San Bernardino City.
Colton County Area
The Colton county area is located in the southwest area of Central Station's responsibility. It includes the Colton Cement Plant. The Cement Plant has been operating since 1891. It has supplied cement for freeways, stadiums and the Hoover Dam.
Devore Heights or Devore is a rural and mountainous neighborhood located near the northern junction of I-15 and I-215, about 12 miles north-west of San Bernardino. The area is just outside the boundaries of the San Bernardino National Forest. Nearby centers include Cal State San Bernardino and Glen Helen Amphitheater.
Muscoy is a semi-rural setting with large lots where residents can raise horses and other livestock, nursery plants and fruit trees. For this purpose, much of Muscoy is included in the county Additional Agriculture (AA) overlay. This overlay specifies types and quantities of animals that may be kept on each parcel.
The San Bernardino area includes various pockets within the city and north of the 210 Freeway extending as far as Highway 138/I-15.
Glen Helen Amphitheater
Glen Helen Amphitheater, located in Devore, is the largest amphitheater in North America and can hold up to 55,000 patrons. The venue hosts a variety of events from March to October.
The contract city of Grand Terrace incorporated in 1978. It is known as “The Blue Mountain City.” Lead by current Mayor Darcy McNaboe, the city is known for its hospitality and community-oriented residents. This is evident by its six parks, over 41 acres of park space and an abundance of sports/recreation programs. In 2007, Money Magazine listed the city on its “Top 100 Best Places to Live In.”
The contract city of Loma Linda, Spanish for "Beautiful Hill" incorporated in 1970. It's 7.8 square miles encompass the world-renowned Loma Linda University Hospital and Medical Center, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, The Jerry L. Pettis Veteran's Hospital (serving 65,000 veterans yearly), National Center for Health/Wellness Research, the Ronald McDonald House, 10 parks, 5 schools and 850 acres of open space. Loma Linda was rated one of the healthiest cities in the United States. Lead by current Mayor Rhodes Rigby, the city has completed expansions of the Veterans' Hospital Outreach Clinic, hardscape beautification projects along 1-10 freeway off-ramps, and a 9-11 memorial.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Reservation/Casino
Established in 1891, San Manuel is 800 acres of land encompassing 51 housing units, a 480,000 sq ft casino, two multi-level parking structures, and a private motorcycle track. With a population of about 200 residents, San Manuel provides its own fire department, armed security, and funds law enforcement presence on the reservation, casino, and surrounding community. San Manuel’s Department of Public Safety works closely with assigned deputies and the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.
Central Station has several volunteer programs, to include Reserve Deputies, Explorers, Citizens on Patrol, and Search and Rescue Team. It is with the assistance of these volunteers that our deputies can continue to provide quality service to the communities.