Intake Release Center & Transportation

Intake Release Center Division Seal Capt Mark Ramirez
Captain Martin Ramirez

Mission Statement

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Custody and Courts Command is dedicated to providing safe and secure facilities for those entrusted to our care. It is ingrained in our departmental character to uphold the law and is professionally delivered with the utmost integrity. We remain ever diligent to the citizens of the County of Orange with the confidence our staff remain professional in the performance of their duties and vigilant in their efforts to safeguard the community.


The Intake/Release Center (IRC) opened in January of 1988. The IRC is responsible for all processes that involve arrestees being booked and released. There is also a considerable amount of long-term inmate housing at the IRC, as it contains more than 800 inmate beds. The Transportation Division is an integral part of the Orange County Jail system. This division’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, transporting inmates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to other OCSD facilities, court, work sites, hospitals, state prison, out of county jails and mutual aid response during major events. The transportation deputies utilize a wide variety of vehicles that include buses, mobile command centers, vans and cars to accomplish these tasks. They average over six hundred thousand (600,000) miles a year on the roadways.