OCSD Newsroom Headlines

December 12, 2017 
New communications system improves public safety

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Emergency Communications Bureau (ECB) is responsible for answering all 9-1-1 calls for our 13 partner contract cities and all unincorporated areas and all non-emergency phone calls to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. On average, ECB receives and handles nearly a half million phone calls a year.

After months of research, including looking at other large public agencies, it was decided that an automated phone answering system for all incoming non-emergency phone calls would be necessary to keep up with the phone call demand, improve our customer service and, most importantly, improve public safety.


December 12, 2017 
NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff’s Department, Santa Ana PD partner to arrest armed robbery suspects

SANTA ANA, Ca. (Dec. 12, 2017) – A man and a woman suspected of robbing a Lake Forest hotel at gunpoint and fleeing with an unknown amount of cash were arrested early Monday morning.Deputies at about 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, were dispatched to reports of an armed robbery at a hotel in the 23000 block of Lake Center Drive in Lake Forest.


December 11, 2017 
NEWS RELEASE: OCSD Investigators Seeking Additional Victims in Internet Stalking Case

DANA POINT, Ca. (Dec. 11, 2017) – Orange County Sheriff’s Department Investigators have arrested a man suspected of stalking more than 15 women on various social media platforms and threatening violence against them.


December 1, 2017 
Orange County intelligence centered honored for excellence in combating terrorism, cyber crime

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Much of their work doesn’t garner headlines or community-wide recognition.

For members of the Orange County Intelligence and Assessment Center (OCIAC), that often means they are finding success in their work.


November 21, 2017 
Orange County Hosts Civil Processes Seminar

The city of Dana Point in October served as the host city for this year’s California State Sheriff’s Association annual Civil Procedures Seminar, which drew more than 200 people from across the state.


November 16, 2017 
Holiday Safety – It’s Shopping Season, Help Prevent Package Theft

News ImageWith the holiday season quickly approaching, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday around thecorner, chances are you are starting to order presents over the phone, viathe Internet, or by mail. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your presents safefrom lurking porch pirates.


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