In 2006, following a campaign fought on the issues of leadership and experience, the citizens of Kern County elected Donny Youngblood to the Offices of Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator.
Sheriff Donny Youngblood is a life-long native of Kern County. He attended East and West High Schools and graduated from Bakersfield College.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1968, serving 14 months in South Vietnam. Following his return stateside, he spent his last year in the military as an Army Drill Sergeant preparing young men to defend the United States of America. He left the military service in 1971…
There is one Undersheriff and four Chief Deputies who are part of the Sheriff’s command staff. The command staff is charged with ensuring the Sheriff’s directives are met on an organizational level, and that the department functions in a manner which allows it to accomplish its mission.