22209 Old Town Rd.
P.O. Box 972, Tehachapi, CA 93581
PHONE (661) 823-6060
FAX (661) 823-6061
The Sheriff’s Office operates one substation for the Tehachapi County Area. The Tehachapi Substation is located at 22209 Old Town Road in the Community of Golden Hills.
The Tehachapi Substation has a response area of approximately 572 square miles. The area is comprised of small service districts and property owner associations. The areas are known as Golden Hills, Alpine Forest, Cummings Valley, Mountain Meadows, Sand Canyon, Cameron Canyon, Hart Flat, Keene, Bealville and Old West Ranch. The entire Tehachapi valley has approximately 35,000 people residing in it. The population for the area receiving service from the Tehachapi Substation is approximately 18,000-20,000 people.
The Tehachapi Substation also provides mutual aid to allied agencies in the Tehachapi Valley when requested to do so. Those agencies are: Tehachapi Police Department, Stallion Springs Police Department, Rail Road Police, Bear Valley Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.
The area is an attractive place to reside and vacation. The area has many vacation homes, which can become targets for theft during period of being unoccupied. The area has a major rail line, which passes directly through it’s boundary. Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads use the rail line. State Highway 58 also passes directly through it’s boundary. Traffic issues can quickly develop that often requires responses by Tehachapi Deputies as well as the California Highway Patrol.
In the winter months the area occasionally has snow conditions. This brings large numbers of visitors to the area. This creates it’s own unique problems. There is no designated or legal area for snow play. The crowds often cut fences and trespass. This generates complaints and additional calls for service. In the warmer months off-road enthusiasts see the mountains as a place to ride. The off-road enthusiasts cut fences and trespass. This also generates complaints and additional calls for service.
The Tehachapi Substation has deputies on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The office is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.