Hector Gomez, Captain
655 East Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Follow Your Station
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 San Manuel Amphitheater. In addition, Central Patrol 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. Working together with the citizens of the communities we serve, we will continue to be successful in all the facets of our operation.
Central Station’s areas of responsibility fall under the jurisdictions of County Supervisors Josie Gonzales, the Third District Supervisor and Janice Rutherford.
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 San Manuel Amphitheater (see San Manuel 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.
San Bernardino area includes various pockets within in the city and north of the 210 Freeway extending as far as Highway 138/I-15.
San Manuel Amphitheater
San Manuel Amphitheater, located in Devore is the largest amphitheater in North America which can hold up to 55,000 patrons. The venue hosts a variety of events from March to October.
San Manuel Reservation
Though part of the county’s area of responsibility San Manuel Band of Mission Indians contracts with the Sheriff’s Department (see San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Contract).
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 6 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.”
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 successfully completed expansions of the Veteran's Hospital Outreach Clinic, hardscape beautification projects along 1-10 freeway off ramps, and a 9/11 memorial. Although Loma Linda Hospital has had an expansion completed, there are continual projects to make it one of the biggest hospitals in San Bernardino County.
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 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.
In addition to county and city patrol staffing, the number of volunteers who provide service through the Reserves, Explorer, Search & Rescue and COP Units has increased nearly 100%.
The San Bernardino Mountain Search and Rescue Unit #214 volunteers participate in Urban Rescue. These individuals train monthly on a variety of lifesaving techniques including rope repelling, litter hoists and emergency medical aid. The volunteers from this unit respond not only to the searches within Central’s jurisdiction, but participate in mutual aid requests from throughout San Bernardino and other southern California counties.
Sheriff’s Reserve Deputies participate in patrol functions as well as special projects such as; DUI check points, events at San Manuel Amphitheater,
Citizen on Patrol (C.O.P.) Unit supports the county area and the cities of Grand Terrace and Loma Linda. Volunteers receive quarterly training. COP volunteers, along with Sheriff’s Explorers, work at a variety of events including DUI checkpoints, Click It or Ticket, local parades, health fairs and all Amphitheater events. All totaled, the Explorers, COP’s and Search and Rescue Units donate thousands of hours each year and remain among the most active Volunteer Units within the Sheriff’s Department.