Inyo County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Inyo County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 550 S. Clay Street, Independence, 93526 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 760-878-0383
Fax: 760-878-0389

Inyo County Sheriff's Office is located at 550 S. Clay Street, Independence, 93526 CA. The Inyo County Sheriff's Office phone number is 760-878-0383.

Inyo County Sheriff's Office News

We're Hiring! We have an open recruitment for a Cook position at the Inyo County Jail. If you or someone you know is interested make sure to apply by the April 11th deadline. Check out the link for a complete job description.

Yesterday's very wet OHV patrol along the Owens River. Did you know our OHV program is grant funded through California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division? We are currently in our public review period for next year's grant. If you would like to submit a comment go to

Rain and wind today. If you’re commuting, drive safely and cautiously- give yourself plenty of time! Stay up to date on road conditions by using Caltrans QuickMap at: or by calling 1-800-427-7623

Asking for the public's assistance. There was a break-in/burglary reported at the Bishop Country Club. Investigations revealed that the suspect or suspects accessed the main building through the roof. A 4’ tall by 3’ wide black safe was stolen. If anyone has any information regarding suspicious activity near the Bishop Country Club last night or early morning contact the Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383.

Expect rain today through tomorrow. Be aware that there is potential for localized flooding. Flooding can affect roadways, as well as property. As little as 12 inches of moving floodwater, can be enough to float and carry away a small vehicle. Turn Around, Don't Drown®. #FloodSafety. For more flood preparedness check out

Last Friday Deputy Reuther was at Lo-Inyo Elementary School sharing with students some practical tips on what to do if you're approached by a stranger. This outreach program is intended to promote safety and educate kids about potential risks. Students are reminded not to go anywhere with someone they do not know, to use the buddy system, when seeking help always go to a trusted adult, and if a stranger does grab you always do everything you can to stop him or her from pulling you away. We want to extend a big "THANK YOU" to the wonderful students and staff at Lo-Inyo.

Interested in a rewarding career with the Inyo County Sheriff's Office? We have an OPEN RECRUITMENT for PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER. Check out the link below - don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Another storm heading our way! Be prepared for a wet week beginning tomorrow~

Go #TeamEasternSierra!!!

Other duties as assigned? Our Evidence Tech rescued a kitty with her paw stuck to glue paper. You may not be able to see it, but there were three mice on that glue paper! Not so easy of a meal after all! We’re happy to report that the cat was not injured. This is a good reminder to properly dispose of any type of vermin trap in order to prevent unintentional injury to pets.

Happy Monday! Here’s the week’s forecast-


Today Sheriff Lutze held a swearing in ceremony for Tim Bachman; he was recently promoted to Administrative Lieutenant. Lt. Bachman began his career with the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 as Deputy Sheriff, and as Admin Lt. he will be overseeing Emergency Services, Dispatch, Animal Services, POST training, and serve as Field Training Program Administrator. Congrats Lt. Bachman!

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department has submitted a preliminary application for the 2018 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant. The public may view and comment on Inyo County Sheriff Department’s preliminary OHV Grant at the following website: Public comments must be submitted by April 2, 2018. Comments or letters of support may be sent to Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, PO Box S, Independence, CA 93526

Fantastic turn out in the Alabama Hills for the SAR recertification last Saturday (March 3rd). Approximately 400 SAR members and 16 teams.

Happy Monday! Here is the week's forecast.

Mammoth Mountain has asked if members of the public are aware of missing friends or family, please contact 760.934.0611

#EmployeeAppreciationDay falls on the first Friday in March; today we want to publicly honor our incredible and dedicated staff. From our committed sworn staff to our hardworking administrative staff – we are privileged to have such a fantastic team!