By Bill Miranda
Santa Clarita City Mayor
Santa Clarita is consistently recognized as being one of the safest places in the nation to live and raise a family. This is in no small part due to the tireless work of the women and men of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Over the years, as the population has grown in Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Station personnel have continued to protect residents and keep our crime rate low. Deputies have also worked closely with the City of Santa Clarita to address traffic safety through enforcement, engineering and education, leading to all-time low collision and injury rates on Santa Clarita roadways.
A new chapter will begin for Captain Justin Diez and the deputies and staff of our local station when the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station opens its doors. The brand-new, 46,000 square-foot station is located on Golden Valley Road between Centre Pointe Parkway and Robert C. Lee Parkway, providing the department with the space and resources it needs to provide the highest level of service to Santa Clarita Valley residents.
This new state-of-the-art station boasts an on-site vehicle maintenance facility, a communications tower, fueling station and space for each of the department’s bureaus to work collaboratively to enhance public safety in Santa Clarita. The station is also centrally located in the City so that deputies can more efficiently provide emergency services throughout the Valley.
The construction of this critical facility has been a joint effort between the City and Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger. The City is grateful for the Supervisor’s commitment to public safety and the partnership with the County to get this project completed and ready to serve Santa Clarita.
The City and County will hold a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the new Sheriff’s Station on Monday, October 18. Residents can view the ceremony live by visiting the City of Santa Clarita Government page on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. You can also visit the City’s YouTube channel to watch the entire event at your convenience afterward.
Although the facility is complete, it will take several weeks for station staff to transfer operations to the new facility. Once they do, the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be a gamechanger for deputies and residents alike and will strengthen the City’s reputation for protecting individuals and businesses while remaining tough on crime. I highly encourage you to tune in and watch the ribbon cutting to help celebrate the start of a new era in Santa Clarita.
To learn more about the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station project, please visit santa-clarita.com/CIP.