West Valley Detention Center History
West Valley Detention Center is San Bernardino County's largest jail facility. The jail is located near the I-10 and I-15 freeway in Rancho Cucamonga. The facility has an entrance located off 4th Street or Etiwanda Ave.
West Valley Detention Center has been opened since June 1991. Its primarily used to house pre-sentenced inmates, however, due to the reduction in California State prisons, more inmates are being housed at this Rancho Cucamonga jail. West Valley Detention processes over 50,000 inmates yearly, making it at times, difficult to obtain inmate information or bail information. The jail houses low to maximum security inmates and at any given time the facility is capable of housing 3,500 inmates. Rod Hoops is acting Sheriff - Coroner for San Bernardino County.
West Valley Detention Center employs over 600 staff members including medical professional, custody assistants, deputy's, culinary and many other support positions. Inmates are able to have money put on their "books" 24 hours a day at this facility. Visitation is offered daily with reservation 24 hours in advance.
The County of San Bernardino now offers video court via West Valley. However, most hearings other than arraignment are made in person, where the arrestee will be bused in.