Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/26/2009 06:13:52 AM PST

ADELANTO – The new faces coming to the sheriff’s Adelanto station aren’t new to law enforcement. In fact, they aren’t even new to the High Desert.

Thirty-five patrol deputies, detectives and other employees from the Victor Valley sheriff’s station about nine miles away will be coming to Adelanto under a plan that will save the city more than $400,000 per year.

“Because the deputies in the county area will be coming in and out of Adelanto, it will provide a larger police presence in the city without necessarily having to pay for it,” said Adelanto City Manager Jim Hart. “It’s an incidental benefit.”

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt said the consolidation will improve service to residents and reduce costs.

“This also will provide our patrol deputies with a more spacious facility and free up room at the Victor Valley station in Victorville to expand operations there,” Mitzelfelt said.

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