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Sheriff / 验尸官 / Public Administrator

In 2006, following a campaign fought on the issues of leadership and experience, the citizens of Kern County elected 唐尼血性小子 to the Offices of Sheriff-验尸官-Public Administrator.

Sheriff 唐尼血性小子 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.

Sheriff Youngblood joined the Kern County Sheriff’s Department in 1972 as a Correctional Officer assigned to the Lerdo Facility. Two years later, he entered the 基础学院 to begin training to become a Deputy Sheriff.

During his 45+ -year career with the Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Youngblood worked in all areas of the department. His duty assignments included the Patrol Division, 法院服务, 毒品, 硼变电站, East Kern 变电站 Commander, 看指挥官, 空中支援 Division Commander, 和侦探.

Sheriff Youngblood obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He is an alumnus of the 144th class of the FBI National Academy, and is also a graduate of the POST Command College.

Sheriff Youngblood holds a commercial pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He is also an avid golfer, hunter and horseman.


The Kern County Sheriff's Office is committed to work in partnership with our community to enhance the safety, 安全, and quality of life for the residents and visitors of Kern County through professional public safety services.

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