Fontana Sheriff's Station was opened in 1941 and serves the communities in the county areas of Fontana, Bloomington, Rialto and Lytle Creek. The station is located on the corner of Alder Ave and Arrow Rt. in the City of Fontana and was remodeled in 2003 which doubled the size. The geographic policing area is ninety square miles, has a population of 65,000 and is comprised of the unincorporated pockets or “ Islands located in Fontana, and Rialto, as well as the districts of Bloomington, and Lytle Creek.
The station is composed of one secretary, six clerks, one motor Pool assistant, one Sheriff's Service Specialist, thirty four deputy positions, five detectives, six sergeants, one Lieutenant, and one Captain. Fontana Deputies enjoy a close working relationship with the surrounding agencies of Fontana Police, Rialto Police, Rancho Cucamonga Police and Riverside Sheriff's.
Fontana Station personnel handle more calls for service than any other station in the county. The majority of those calls, 48 percent, are “Part 1” crimes, half of which are violent in nature.
The county board of supervisors recently added deputy positions which reduced the response time to calls and increased proactive patrol.
A major collateral responsibility of Fontana Station is the California Speedway which had its inaugural race in 1997. The two mile D-shaped oval track sits on 565 acres and is the largest public venue in California. Race events are a serious drain on manpower not only from the Fontana Station, which coordinates and supervises, but on the rest of the county as well. Deputies, dispatchers, and equipment from other Sheriff divisions are utilized. Preparation for the larger events begins months in advance and once the gates are opened, Sheriff's personnell man the venue twenty-four hours a day for four days.