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Palmdale Station patrols the largest geographical area within LA County.

Palmdale, CA.-The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station patrols the largest geographical area within Los Angeles County.

They cover an area of approximately 800 square miles and serve approximately 250,000 community members. They patrol the city of Palmdale and numerous unincorporated county areas in the Antelope Valley. The largest area of our responsibility lies in rural towns surrounding the city. Those areas include: Acton, Agua Dulce, Leona Valley, Elizabeth Lake, Lake Hughes, Green Valley, Littlerock, Pearblossom, Juniper Hills, Llano, Wrightwood and areas of the Angeles National Forest. These townships make up over 600 square miles of rural desert and mountain areas.

In order to tackle the high volume of off-highway vehicle complaints, the Palmdale Station Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Team was created in the year 2000, initially concentrating on the issues within the City of Palmdale by Palmdale Station personnel. Over several years the team's area of patrol expanded to cover more areas of Northern Los Angeles County.

The team is comprised of personnel from the Palmdale Sheriff Station and consists of one sergeant and up to twelve deputies. The Palmdale Station Off-Highway Vehicle Team deploys throughout the week and weekends to handle OHV complaints, which are called in by the public to either Palmdale Station, and the 5th District County Supervisor’s Office.

The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station OHV team is currently applying for a grant through the California State Parks and Recreation Division. The Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program allows for a 60-day public review and comment period. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications submitted to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the current grant cycle. We encourage people to view the application and submit comments and questions. The Antelope Valley State Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application can be viewed and comments may be provided at

The comments on the applications must be received between March 6, 2023 and May 1, 2023. The public may provide comments to both the Antelope Valley OHV team and the OHMVR Division by emailing: and carbon copying

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