Public Safety and Basic Demographics

Public Safety

The City of Hesperia contracts with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for its police services. The Hesperia Sheriff's Station is comprised of 72 total personnel. There are 55 sworn law enforcement personnel including: a Captain, a Lieutenant, 7 Sergeants, 5 Detectives, 40 Deputies, and 18 non-sworn employees that handle various administrative, clerical and technical Duties. In addition, Hesperia Sheriff's Station has 17 patrol cars, 15 unmarked vehicles, 2 patrol motorcycles, 2 off-highway motorcycles, and 7 4X4 trucks and a mobile command post. Hesperia has contracted with San Bernardino County for these services since its incorporation in 1988. Contact: Hesperia Sheriff's Station (760) 947-1500.

Fire Protection for the City of Hesperia is provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department through a contractual agreement. The County Fire Department is a full service department, providing to the community; fire suppression, fire prevention and planning, disaster preparedness, hazardous materials management and emergency medical services. The department is 64 members strong and includes one shared Division Chief, three battalion chiefs, five prevention officers, and four clerical staff.

Equipment includes one 75’ paramedic aerial ladder truck, five paramedic engines (two wild land), one water tender, and four paramedic ambulances operating from one station of seven personnel, two stations of five personnel and one unmanned (reserve) station that also serves as the City’s hazardous disposal facility. The fire department headquarters for the City of Hesperia is located at 17288 Olive Street and can be reached at (760) 947-8023.

Basic Demographics

  • Population (city + sphere): 103,318
  • Median Age: 32 years
  • Average Household income: $65,142
  • Housing units: 32,199
  • Home Ownership: 66%
  • Labor force (March 2017): 35,500
  • Unemployment rate (March 2017): 7.1%
  • Median home values: $216,000