The juvenile officer, serves a dual role as a law enforcer and educator within both
the community and at the junior high and high schools. Responsibilities include
juvenile issues on and off campus and facilitating Operation Clean Sweep in the schools.
The officer is seen as both a mentor and role model for teens.
Traffic officer, Deputy Jimmy Delgado serves specifically to reduce the rate of
traffic collisions by combining high visibility patrol with strict enforcement of
vehicle code violations. He addresses concerns with various vehicle safety issues
within the community. To help educate the residents on traffic flow and speed,
traffic officers work closely with the citizen patrol volunteers in planning
locations for the Town’s highly visible radar trailer.
Yucca Valley’s Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement and Education Program uses Honda
650cc dual sport motorcycles and specially trained officers to address citizens’
concerns regarding off-highway vehicle violations.
Sheriff’s Service Specialist Melissa Kramer has a wide range of responsibilities,
primarily to reduce crime through education but she also handles minor crime reports
and assists officers at traffic accident scenes. Public Safety Announcements are aired
regularly on local radio stations and a Crime Watch article appears in the local
newspaper. Melissa’s duties also include providing any one of 32 safety programs
for both the general public and civic groups.
The Sheriff’s Service Specialist is also responsible for scheduling and organizing
community safety events throughout the year. These include safety booths (child
fingerprinting, safety brochures, bicycle rodeos, etc.), promoting safety campaigns (Red
Ribbon Week, Law Enforcement Week, Safe & Sober, National Night Out, Lights on for
Life, 3-D Month and Every 3 Minutes), and assisting with organizing security and road
closures for parades and other special events.
Captain Jeff Joling, Station Commander
Lieutenant Russ Wilke, Station Lieutenant
Administration (760) 366-4175
Dispatch (760) 365-2364
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