Portrait of Ronald Schaffer.

Ronald Shaffer

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.

Portrait of Ronald Schaffer.

Ronald Shaffer

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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 http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/ 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 https://www.lacounty.gov/information-services-directory

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

Antelope Valley Compliance Unit Reports

According to the Settlement Agreement:

LASD will facilitate quarterly public meetings of the CAC to discuss the Monitor's reports and to receive community feedback about LASD's progress or compliance with the Agreement.

The CAC's reports and recommendations will be posted on LASD's website. LASD will consider and respond to the civilian panel's recommendations in a timely manner.

CAC Reports:

Sheriff’s Department Response to the Lancaster CAC Report July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Sheriff’s Department Response to the Palmdale CAC Report July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Lancaster CAC 3rd Annual Report July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Palmdale CAC 3rd Annual Report July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Lancaster CAC 2nd Annual Report Oct 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Lancaster CAC 1st Public Report - 09/15/2017

Palmdale CAC 2nd Annual Report Oct 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Palmdale CAC 1st Public Report - 09/15/2017

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).

Chief Laura E. Lecrivain has been a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) since 1995.  She oversees Countywide Services Division which includes the Community Partnerships, Community Colleges, Parks, and County Services Bureau.  Prior to her promotion to chief, she worked as a commander for Countywide Services Division and Custody Division. 

As a captain, Chief Lecrivain commanded the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) where she was responsible for over 800 personnel and the care of 3,000 mentally ill inmates arrested in Los Angeles County (County).  The TTCF is the largest mental health facility in the United States and houses the County’s most severe mental health inmates.  

During her time on the Department, Chief Lecrivain had the privilege of working an array of assignments.  As a deputy, she worked Century Station patrol, detective bureau, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS).  Later, as a sergeant, Chief Lecrivain worked at the Men’s Central Jail, Compton Station, OSS, and Administrative Services Division.  Upon her promotion to lieutenant, Chief Lecrivain worked as a watch commander at Palmdale Station, and later at Compton Station.   

Chief Lecrivain is lifetime resident of Los Angeles County.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management, and a Masters’ Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.  In her spare time, Chief Lecrivain enjoys spending time with her family and Dodger baseball.  She also loves reading and enjoys running.