Hiking, mountain biking and exploring Orange County’s remote areas remain favorite summer outings for many local families. In recent months, we’ve seen increased activity on local trails as families find socially distanced activities in light of COVID-19 guidelines.
Every summer, the OCSD Aviation Support Bureau partners with the Orange County Fire Authority to respond to approximately 100 remote rescues throughout the county. These calls include serious injuries, heat-related illnesses, lost hikers and other medical emergencies.
This summer, we are anticipating an increase in calls for service and we want to ensure you stay safe.
July 2, 2020
NEWS RELEASE: Statement from Sheriff Barnes on enforcement of face coveringsSANTA ANA, Ca. (July 2, 2020) – Please see the following statement from OrangeCounty Sheriff Don Barnes regarding the wearing of face coverings andenforcement. (
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As Independence Day nears, Sheriff’s Department officials are expressing concern about the steep increase in illegal firework calls and what that could mean for community safety.
Calls regarding illegal fireworks are up nearly 300 percent across Orange County compared to last year, according to data collected by law enforcement agencies representing 28 cities and the county’s unincorporated areas.
June 18, 2020
NEWS RELEASE: OCSD to hold DUI checkpoint in Laguna Hills$0LAGUNA HILLS, Ca. (June 18, 2020) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, June 19, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the city of Laguna Hills. $0 (
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When Deputy Ricketts first was assigned to San Juan Capistrano Police Services about a year ago he had heard tales of a caper who would sneak into horse stables at night, take a horse for a ride, then return the horse safely.
Although never proven to be true, the horse borrower stories prompted deputies to take additional proactive patrol checks around the city’s horse stables and equestrian centers during night shifts.
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