The Hesperia sheriff's station is collecting used cell phones for Secure the Call, a nonprofit organization that collects donated phones and converts them into 911 emergency-only phones distributed to community members at no charge.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department staff have set up a collection barrel at the Hesperia station for donations.

Phones, wall and car chargers are accepted at the station at 15840 Smoke Tree Street.

All donations are tax deductible. After donating, visit education to print a tax deduction form.