Chief Deputy David Stephens oversees the Detentions Bureau for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
The Detentions Bureau has an average daily inmate population of approximately 1,700 inmates. We receive approximately 30,000 new arrests a year. The Detention Bureau’s primary Inmate Reception Center is the Central Receiving Facility. In addition, the Bureau operates two smaller receiving centers in eastern Kern County and the Lerdo Detention Complex just North of Bakersfield.