Donny Youngblood Sworn Into Office

Kern County officially has a new sheriff after Donny Youngblood was sworn into office Monday.

Sheriff Youngblood was sworn in as sheriff Monday afternoon at the Kern County fairgrounds.

Youngblood said there is a laerning curve for the department as the new administration takes office.

He said his goal is to establish ground rules as a team because he does things differently than former sheriff Mach Wimbish.

Youngblood said gang violence and the corrections department are his primary concerns.