After spending 5 years in the United States Marine Corps, Sergeant Kyle LaFond began his career with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in 2002. He was assigned to patrol the cities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and the surrounding unincorporated communities. Sergeant LaFond was awarded the Riverside County Sheriff's Department "National Defense Award" for his time spent in the United States Marine Corps.
In 2004 Sergeant LaFond was selected to the Palm Desert Traffic team as a Motorcycle Enforcement Officer. In 2010 he was selected as the Commercial Enforcement Officer for the cities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells. Sergeant LaFond returned to the Palm Desert Traffic team as a Motorcycle Enforcement Officer in 2012. In 2014 Sergeant LaFond was selected to represent the city of Palm Desert on the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force which served all the incorporated cities within the Coacehlla Valley and the surrounding unincorporated communities and was awarded the "Unit Citation Award." Sergeant LaFond returned to the Palm Desert Station and was assigned to the unincorporated communities Special Enforcement Team until he was promoted to Corporal in June of 2020. Upon promotion to Corporal, he was assigned to Court Services at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, where he remained until he was promoted to Sergeant in September 2020.
Sergeant LaFond's first nine months as a sergeant were spent working in the John Benoit Detention Center, He was assigned to the Thermal Sheriff's Station as a patrol watch commander in May of 2021.
In September of 2022, Sergeant LaFond was selected as the La Quinta Administrative and Traffic Sergeant. In this position, Sergeant LaFond is responsible for supervising the Traffic Enforcement Team, School Resources Officer, and the La Quinta Volunteer Program.
Additionally, he supports the daily police administrative duties for the city of La Quinta.
Sergeant LaFond possesses a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He is married with 3 children. Sergeant LaFond and his family reside in the Coachella Valley.