Tom Dominguez joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1986 and has spent many years as an investigator. He currently serves as president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. Prior to being elected AOCDS president, he served over 20 years on the association’s Board of Directors and 14 years as the Political Action Committee chairperson. Dominguez worked in the Central Men’s Jail, as a patrol deputy, a field training officer and in the Transit Police Services bureau. He became an investigator in 1996, serving in General Investigations and Homicide. He was assigned to the Bomb Squad for 16 years as an FBI Certified Bomb Technician, including 10 full-time as a Bomb Technician and explosive detection canine handler. He was awarded the Medal of Courage from the Sheriff’s Department in 2006 for his actions during a bomb incident in the city of Anaheim. Dominguez was appointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission by then Governor Pete Wilson and appointed to a second term by then Governor Gray Davis.

Dominguez is president of lodge #18 of the Fraternal Order of Police. He is also a member of the Orange County Peace Officers Association (OCPOA), International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO), National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). In 2013, he was elected as the president of the Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE), an organization representing over 30,000 professional law enforcement officers.

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