The Palm Desert Sheriff's Station is located on Gerald Ford Drive. It is a new building, surrounded by desert landscaping and several sculptures. Palm Desert contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for police services, and the department has been serving Palm Desert since its founding in 1973. This station covers the western half of the Coachella Valley's unincorporated areas, including Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Joshua Tree National Park and Rancho Mirage. This station should be contacted for non-emergencies only.