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Board of Supervisors Approves Contract

The Orange County Board of Supervisors met at their regularly scheduled board meeting this morning and, by a unanimous vote, approved the CONTRACT AGREEMENT between AOCDS and the County of Orange.

Governor Signs Important Police Training Bill

Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs parts of coalition that pushed for its passage. Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 230, which requires law enforcement officers to be trained in techniques to reduce the need for deadly force. The bill was authored by State Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas).

Press Release: Las Vegas Shooting, Work Comp Benefits

Today at their regularly scheduled board meeting, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, by a unanimous vote, adopted a resolution allowing Orange County employed peace officers who were injured at the October 2017 mass shooting event in Las Vegas, NV, access to workers compensation benefits.

Mourning the Passing of Deputy Carlos Cammon

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s (AOCDS) mourns the passing of Dep. Carlos Cammon, who succumbed to injuries sustained at an on-duty OCSD SWAT tryout in July, 2013. Carlos died at a local rehab facility late Friday night, August 23rd. He was 29 when the injury occurred.

Saluting Acts of Heroism

Once sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Dolan learned that there was a child inside the wrecked car she saw before her on Interstate 5 near the Grapevine, things changed.

AOCDS in the News: President Tom Dominguez Addresses Sheriff's Decision to End ICE Agreement

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said Wednesday he is terminating the county’s agreement with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to house federal detainees, saying he needs the jail space to accommodate growing numbers of inmates with mental health issues.

AOCDS in the News: President Tom Dominguez Comments on Musick Jail Expansion

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to solicit bids from four pre-qualified contractors for a $167-million expansion of the James A. Musick Facility — a minimum-security jail in Irvine. The decision launches the next stage of the Orange County Sheriff Department’s effort to grow its jail system.

AOCDS in the News: Judge Rules on Release of Disciplinary Files

An Orange County Superior Court judge has rejected an attempt by the union representing sheriff’s deputies to block the release of disciplinary records under a new state police transparency law. Judge Nathan Scott ruled Thursday that public accountability trumped the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs’ fight to protect the privacy of its members. Scott, however, let stand the seal on personnel documents until March 15 to give the association time to file an appeal.