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February 12, 2020  NEWS RELEASE: OCSD to conduct Motorcycle Safety Enforcement in Dana Point

DANA POINT, Ca. (Feb. 12, 2020) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will have extra deputies out on patrol Wednesday, Feb. 13, looking for violations made by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of crashes.

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February 4, 2020  NEWS RELEASE: OCSD conducts evidence case review of more than 22,000 cases

SANTA ANA, Ca. (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an evidence case review of more than 22,000 cases. The case review, conducted collaboratively with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA), comes after two audits conducted from February 2018- February 2019 identified issues with deputies booking evidence outside of Department policy. Fifteen deputies were investigated by OCSD for evidence booking issues identified in the audits and referred to the OCDA for possible criminal prosecution.

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February 3, 2020  NEWS RELEASE: Year two of SB 54: More individuals reoffending in Orange County post-release

SANTA ANA, Ca. (Feb. 3, 2020) – In the second year of implementing California Senate Bill 54 (SB 54), which limits how local law enforcement makes notifications to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Sheriff’s Department has seen a 38% increase in the number of individuals with ICE detainers reoffending once released from custody.

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January 29, 2020  NEWS RELEASE: Don’t Get Flagged this Super Bowl Season, Designate a Sober Driver

SANTA ANA, Ca. (January 29, 2019) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is reminding fans attending Super Bowl watch parties to get a safe ride home after the game.

Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, Feb. 2, and the Sheriff’s Department will increase patrols ready to flag those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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News ImageJanuary 28, 2020  Stay Safe OC: Protecting your data

Do you know how to safeguard your data? In today’s digital culture of online shopping, Apple pay and money transfers with the click of an icon on a smart phone, it is critical for residents to take steps to protect their personal information.

In honor of National Data Privacy Day, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department wants to share some ways you can reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.

January 22, 2020  NEWS RELEASE: DUI Checkpoint in Laguna Niguel FridayLAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. (Jan. 22, 2020) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Jan. 24, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the city of Laguna Niguel. ( View PDF )

News ImageJanuary 22, 2020  NEWS RELEASE: Attempt to identify suspect of kidnap and assault in Aliso Viejo parkALISO VIEJO, Ca. (January 21, 2020) – Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who assaulted and kidnapped a 22-year-old female victim in Aliso Viejo yesterday at approximately 6 p.m. ( View PDF )

January 15, 2020  NEWS RELEASE: Homicide investigation in San Juan Capistrano, suspect in custodySAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Ca. (January 15, 2020) – At approximately 10 p.m. on Jan. 14, Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a residential area in the 26000 block of Cedar Grove Court in the city of San Juan Capistrano after multiple calls of a domestic disturbance. ( View PDF )

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