Palmdale and Lancaster still accepting applicants for the Antelope Valley Community Academy

PALMDALE/LANCASTER – The Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff’s Stations are in the process of selecting 50 interested residents from the station areas to participate in the Antelope Valley’s Twenty-Sixth Community Academy.

This program will focus on the Sheriff Department’s operational procedures, as well as sessions ranging from criminal law to undercover operations. Participants will go on a ride-a-long, tour a custody facility and participate in a role-playing exercise.

The purpose of the Academy is to build a better understanding between the community and the Sheriff’s Department through education. The class meets for 11 weeks and it is absolutely free.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the AERO Institute located at 38256 Sierra Highway Suite A in Palmdale.
If you are interested in this free class, contact Deputy Robbie Royster of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2520 or

Due to the limited class room space, only the first 50 applicants will be accepted; therefore, you will be notified only if you are selected.

Applicants who are eligible but are not enrolled in the academy class will be placed on a list for possible future selection.
For more information, contact Deputy Robbie Royster of the Palmdale Sheriff Station at 661-272-2520 or

Applications can be obtained and returned at:
Palmdale Sheriff Station
750 E. Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550
Lancaster Sheriff Station
501 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Palmdale Station applying for grant, seeks public input

The Palmdale Sheriff’s station is planning to submit a cooperative grant application to the State of California Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Division for the 2012/2013 grant period. We are seeking public input regarding the application and its process.

California State Parks grants provide funding to help protect, maintain and enhance O.H.V. activity within the State of California. If awarded, grant money will be used for enforcement of current California laws and regulations as they pertain to Off-Highway Vehicle activity.

Comments on the applications must be received by April 2, 2012. The public may provide comment to both the Palmdale Station and the OHMVR Division by emailing and carbon copying

The draft application will be posted on the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station website found at, Interested parties without Internet access can contact Sergeant Mark Johnston of Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2400, or send mail correspondence to 750 East Ave Q, Palmdale, CA 93550. A copy of the application will be available in the Palmdale Station Lobby.

(Information via press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.)