Palmdale Sheriff's Station

(661) 272-2400
750 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550

Serving the areas of: Acton, Agua Dulce, Big Pines / Wrightwood, Green Valley, Juniper Hills, Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hughes, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Llano, Palmdale, Pearblossom, Sun Village, Valyermo, Vasquez Rocks.

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station

(661) 272-2400
750 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550

Serving the areas of: Acton, Agua Dulce, Big Pines / Wrightwood, Green Valley, Juniper Hills, Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hughes, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Llano, Palmdale, Pearblossom, Sun Village, Valyermo, Vasquez Rocks.

Captain Bardon is wearing a tan long sleeve shirt with a black tie. Gold badge over left side and two bars on his collar. he is seated in front of a blue background.

Operations Captain

Joshua Bardon

Captain Cartmil is wearing a tan long sleeve shirt with a black tie, badge on left side of shirt, sitting in front of a blue background. There is a hanging American flag in the background behind him on his right side.

Administrative Captain

Richard Cartmill

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Station Parking Enforcement

The primary Mission of Parking Enforcement Detail (PED) is to ensure the residents of the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County are provided with expeditious vehicle movement to help alleviate parking congestion, improve the availability of parking choices, and to assist the communities in addressing all parking related matters.

PED shall protect and with fairness, apportion scarce parking spaces for all legitimate vehicles by insuring those who violate parking regulations are properly addressed through the California Vehicle Codes (CVC), the Los Angeles County Vehicle Codes (LACoVC) and other various municipal codes.

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Antelope Valley Compliance Unit Reports

Policies Related to Compliance Mandates

The below LASD Policies Have Been Submitted to DOJ & the Federal Monitors for Approval:

  • Unit Order on the station's Community Advisory Committee (Approved 05/03/16).
  • Unit Order on Supplemental Patrol Procedures (Approved 05/03/16).
  • Unit Order on Supplemental Supervisory Responsibilities (Approved 05/03/16).
  • Policy on Limited English Proficiency in the context of searches, bias-free policing, and complaint intake. Related to Settlement Agreement (SA) items 52, 66, and 125 (Revised/Approved 04/08/18).
  • Policy on photography, audio, and videotaping by the public and members of the press, which establishes a prohibition against discouraging members of the public from documenting police activities. Related to SA item 106 (Revised/Approved 11/06/17).
  • Policy on seizure of photographic video or audio evidence from a private citizen or member of the press, related to item above (Revised/Approved 11/06/17).
  • A policy on Housing Non-Discrimination (Approved 02/23/18).
  • Policy on housing authority non-criminal investigations/inspections (FOD), regarding searches, accompaniment on Section 8 compliance checks, and fair housing reporting and analysis. Related to SA items 54, 76, 77, 78, 79, and 80. (This policy was implemented in 2012 subject to a separate lawsuit.) (Revised/Approved 03/14/18).
  • A revised policy on use of force, to address general use of force policy principles, use of force reporting policy, and use of force supervisory investigations. Related to SA items 103, 105, 110, 109, 111a, 111b, 111e, 112a, 112d, 113, 116, 117, 118, and 117 (Submitted to Monitors/DOJ for approval 11/02/17 - Returned for Additional Changes).
  • Policy on constitutional policing, regarding the right of members of the public to receive equal protection of the law, without bias as to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, relation, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation. Related to SA item 64 (Revised/Approved 05/15/17). Includes the following:
  • Policy on stops, seizures, and searches, which establishes that investigatory stops and detentions shall be initiated and carried out based on the tenets of constitutional policing and bias-free policing, as in above policy. Related to SA items 41, 43, 50, 51, 52, 56, and 64 (Revised/Approved 05/15/17).
  • Policy on backseat detentions, addressing when and by what rationale backseat detentions can be used and how to handle citizen complaints about such detention. Related to SA items 48 and 49 (Revised/Approved 05/15/17).
  • Policy on logging public contacts. Related to SA item 44 (Revised/Approved 05/15/17).
  • Policy on statistical codes for traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle stops. Related to SA item 44 (Revised/Approved 05/15/17).
  • Policy on logging field activities. Related to SA item 44 (Revised/Approved 05/15/17).

Additional Information and Links

Main Number – (661) 272-2400

Secretariat – (661) 272-2411

Traffic –  (661) 272-2424

Station Jail – (661) 272-2499

Detective Bureau – (661) 272-2455

Station Evidence – (661) 272-2483

Captain Ronald Shaffer – (661) 272-2540

Community Relations Sergeant: Hector Gutierrez – 661-272-2428

Public Information Deputy – Ronald Sneed – (661) 272-2587

Community Relations Deputies:
David Ibanez – (661) 272-2604
Joseph Curiel – (661) 272-2588

Partners Against Crime – (PAC) (661) 272-2435

LASD Explorers Deputy – David Ibanez – (661) 272-2604

Narcotics – (661) 272-2564

Operation Safe Streets – (OSS) (661) 272-2498

In 1992, the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station began as a neighborhood sub-station of the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Station in a 5,500-square-foot storefront office on the corner of 10th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard. In 1998, the facility was enlarged to 13,500-square-feet and became its own station, no longer under the command of Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Station. Although it obtained full station status, the Palmdale facility lacked several key features needed for operating efficiently including a jail, secure parking, gas pumps, and a heliport. Space at the station was so limited that staff members had to turn sideways to pass each other in the hallways.

In May 2004, construction began on a new station to service the city of Palmdale and the surrounding unincorporated areas. Construction was completed, and the new Palmdale Sheriff’s Station opened its doors on June 12, 2006. The state-of-the-art facility encompasses a 47,000-square-foot main building; a 7,800-square-foot jail; and an 8,399-square-foot motor pool and storage building. The station is located on 11.5 acres at the corner of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q in the City of Palmdale.

The new Palmdale Sheriff’s Station provides an approachable facade and practical floor plan that ensures maximum efficiency and a user-friendly environment for Department personnel and the public alike. The station will accommodate the continued growth and expansion of the community which it proudly serves for years to come.


For Non-Emergent Police Services – Call the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at (661) 272-2400

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station (661) 948-8466 Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station (661) 255-1121

City of Palmdale Main Number: (661) 267-5115

Graffiti Hotline: (661) 94-PRIDE (661) 947-7433

Parking Enforcement: (661) 267-5436

Neighborhood Compliance: (661) 267-5234

Neighborhood Watch: (661) 267-5170

Los Angeles County Directory of Services and Information

What to Do if You Are Stopped by a Deputy Sheriff / Que Hacer Si Usted es Detenido por un Agente del Sheriff 

LASD cares about you understanding the laws that govern traffic stops, your constitutional rights, and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s expectations of our deputies when serving our community. Brochure

LASD se preocupa por que usted comprenda las leyes que gobiernan las detenciones de trnsito, sus derechos constitucionales y las expectativas del Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Los ngeles sobre nuestros agentes al servir a nuestra comunidad. Folleto

Captain Rick Cartmill began his time with the Sheriff’s Department as a sheriff’s explorer at the age of 15. In 1999, he officially joined the Department as a deputy sheriff. His first assignment was at North County Correctional Facility. In 2003, he transferred to Lancaster Station where he worked patrol, was a Field Training Officer, and a Gang Investigator assigned to Operation Safe Streets Bureau.

In 2011, he was promoted to sergeant and returned to North County Correctional Facility for two years, then transferred to Palmdale Station. While assigned to Palmdale he worked a variety of assignments including patrol, Risk Management, and Operations Sergeant.

In 2018, he was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to Lancaster Station as a watch commander. In 2021, he transferred to the Professional Standards Division and worked a variety of units including Internal Affairs Bureau and Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau. In October of 2023, Captain Cartmill was promoted to captain of Palmdale Station as the administrative captain.

Captain Rick Cartmill has been a resident of the Antelope Valley for the last 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management and is deeply involved in his community.