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News ImageJuly 9, 2018  OC Crime Lab accepts international honor recognizing the lab's performance and efficiency

The Orange County Crime Laboratory recently was recognized by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Inc., positioning Orange County as operating at above 90 percent peak efficiency among other crime laboratories.

News ImageJuly 5, 2018  Serial indecent exposure suspect in custody, OCSD looking to identify more victimsOrange County Sheriff’s Department investigators believe there may be more victims of a suspect they arrested who exposed himself to female bus riders on at least three occasions in Orange County
June 26, 2018  OCSD letter regarding Register articleTrust between the public and law enforcement is continually evolving. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) believes it is important to bring to the attention of the public an unfounded mischaracterization by the Orange County Register that attempts to erode that trust, and was not corrected despite numerous requests. ( View PDF )

June 25, 2018  Sheriff’s Department responds to OC Grand Jury report on deaths in jail

SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 25, 2018) - The care and custody of inmates is one of the top priorities of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). OCSD operates one of the largest jail systems in the nation while processing more than 50,000 bookings each year and housing more than 6,000 inmates each day. The staff of our jails, both OCSD and healthcare personnel, go to great lengths to ensure the complex health needs of each inmate entrusted to us are met.

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June 14, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Senate Bill 54 results in release of 414 criminals, 45 have re-offended in OC

SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 14, 2018) - California Senate Bill 54, which took effect on January 1, 2018, placed restrictions on collaboration between local custody operations and federal law enforcement authorities. These communication restrictions have resulted in 45 criminals with federal detainers re-offending following their release back into the community.

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June 8, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff’s Department launches interactive CrimeMapping program

SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 8, 2018) - Residents in Orange County Sheriff’s Department contract cities and unincorporated areas will be able to better track public safety issues in their neighborhoods with a recently launched software program that allows them to monitor and analyze criminal activity in their area.

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May 31, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: DUI Checkpoint in San Clemente this weekend

San Clemente, Ca. (May, 31 2018) – Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s DUI Enforcement Team will hold a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

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May 29, 2018  MEDIA ADVISORY: Orange County law enforcement to honor the fallen with the 2018 Peace Officers’ Memorial and Candlelight Vigil

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement agencies across the county, along with members of the community, will gather to commemorate the dedication and service of the county’s fallen officers.

Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel, president of the Orange County Chiefs’ of Police and Sheriff’s Association, will deliver the keynote address.

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