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News ImageSeptember 29, 2014  OCSD Emergency Management DivisionRecently Mari Frank of KUCI interviewed Donna Boston, Director of the Emergency Management Division. Donna spoke about the role of Emergency Management in a disaster and ways you can prepare yourself and your family.

The Emergency Management Division provides emergency management and preparedness services to the unincorporated areas of Orange County and supports the efforts of the Orange County Operational Area. There are currently 115 jurisdictions in the Operational Area (OA) encompassing all County departments and agencies, public and private organizations and the general population within the boundaries of Orange County.

For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, be sure to visit and sign up for alerts at

News ImageSeptember 22, 2014  NEWS RELEASE: More than Two Million Residents to Receive AlertOC Test Call TuesdaySANTA ANA, Calif. – (September 22 , 2014) – More than two million Orange County residents, along with users of AlertOC’s smartphone app, will receive a call, e-mail or push notification on September 23, 2014 to test the County’s mass notification system. This is the fifth annual regional test of AlertOC and will include 24 participating cities and the County’s unincorporated areas.

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News ImageSeptember 22, 2014  Remembering a Fallen Hero, OCSD Sergeant Matthew R. DavisSergeant Matthew R. Davis joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1986. After graduating Sheriff’s Basic Academy, he worked in the Theo Lacy Branch Jail for two years and then was promoted to Deputy II and transferred to the South Operations Division. After a few years of working in the Major Accident Reconstruction Team he was selected a Motor Officer in Mission Viejo and 1999 was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

On the afternoon of Friday, September 20, 2002 tragedy struck the family of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. While on duty in the City of Mission Viejo, Sergeant Davis was involved in a traffic collision on his motorcycle after a vehicle making a left hand turn pulled into his lane. Sergeant Davis fought vigilantly for two days, and despite heroic medical efforts, succumbed to his injuries on September 22, 2002.

Sergeant Davis will always be remembered not only as a friend, but also as a hero. He maintained a friendly, professional and business like demeanor as he dealt with his co-workers and members of the community he served.

Sergeant Davis is survived by his wife and three children.
News ImageSeptember 22, 2014  NEWS RELEASE: Missing PersonNAME: Lantz, Ronald Eugene-DOB 06/03/1936

DESCRIPTION: Male, White, blond hair, hazel eyes, 5’8”, 160 lbs.

LAST CONTACT: September 22, 2014 @ 9:20AM

CLOTHING: Navy polo shirt, blue jeans, black sneakers

Mr. Lantz was last seen on Monday, September 22, 2014 at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the area of Palo Alto St. and Stonehill Dr. in the city of Dana Point. He was walking with his wife toward St. Edwards Church when they became separated.

Mr. Lantz suffers from medical issues and may be in need of medical attention. He is carrying credit cards and a small amount of cash.

Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Lantz’s whereabouts is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at 714-647-7055 or 714-647-7000
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News ImageSeptember 19, 2014  Ten Car Seat Safety TipsInstalling child car seats can be a confusing task much to the fact that there are a variety of car seat and vehicle designs. Each car seat fits differently with each vehicle and there are a variety of car seats out there with different options. All seats on the market must go through a standardized series of testing. Provided are ten safety points that may assist you in installing your child’s car seat properly.
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