The Delano Substation consists of 1 Sergeant, 1 Detective, 16 Deputies, and 2 Sheriff Support Technicians (civilian). The substation’s personnel provide service to, and are responsible for, the unincorporated areas of Delano, Wasco, McFarland and Bakersfield in North Kern County which encompasses approximately 450 square miles. Deputies are also assigned to cover the Buttonwillow Substation’s patrol area and the Shafter Courthouse.
Patrol deputies respond to calls for service, patrol the community, conduct preliminary investigations, assist the substation detective with in-depth follow up investigation, and attend community events/meetings. Patrol Deputies continue to commit their best effort to work in partnership with our community in order to enhance the safety, security and quality of life for residents and visitors in our jurisdiction through professional public safety services. Deputies strive to work with the residents in our jurisdiction by implementing Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) and Community-Oriented Policing (COP) concepts through projects and events with the assistance of our department’s Crime Prevention Unit.
The substation detective is responsible to investigate a variety of in-depth criminal cases and arrests made by patrol deputies. Once a detective determines there is enough evidence to prove a specific person committed a crime, an arrest can be made or the investigation could be forwarded to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for review.
A large portion of our jurisdiction consists of farming and ranching communities who experience rural industrial thefts. As a result, patrol deputies work closely with our department’s Rural Crime Investigation Unit in order to prevent and deter agricultural, livestock and oilfield related crimes.
The Delano Substation provides bailiffs and court security to the Delano-McFarland Branch of the Kern County Superior Court. The presence of the Sheriff in the Kern County Superior Court has been a long time requirement. The Sheriff is required to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for the dispensing of justice. The court is located at 1122 Jefferson Street, Delano, CA 93215.