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The Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday re-opened the newly revamped Firearms Training Center, which will provide safer and more effective training for Orange County’s law enforcement officers.

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Carrasco had just a few details from dispatch when he pulled up to Cook’s Corner the evening of Aug. 23. Minutes earlier, John Snowling had walked into the beloved bar in Trabuco Canyon and opened fire, killing three and wounding six others, including his estranged wife.

On Friday, September 22, the City of San Juan Capistrano and Orange County Sheriff’s Department honored the life and memory of Deputy Brian Haney, who passed away on February 9, 2023.

Pascual Torres didn’t set out to have a career in the boot business, but fate sometimes has a funny way of intervening. When Pascual suffered a back injury in 2004, he needed to find a quick way to make some money that didn’t involve heavy lifting. He agreed to learn the trade just enough to help out temporarily. “It was hard. At first, when I was watching other guys doing it, I thought ‘Oh, that’s easy. I can do this anytime, but when I started doing it myself, I was like, oh. I was wrong.’ It took me about two, three months to pick up the basics and then, over the years, I developed my own techniques, my own way to do it.” Now, here he is, 19 years later continuing to help public safety officers look and feel their best.

Alice Chandler, OCSD Special Deputy and close friend, passed away peacefully on June 10th at age 94 (she would have turned 95 on June 19th). Alice led an amazing life, becoming an Orange County Special Deputy Sheriff in 1949 at Sheriff Musick’s request to patrol the Irvine Ranch where she and her family lived and worked, fending off poachers at Peters Lake on the property. Alice was recently visited by several active and retired deputies and police officers who have embraced her going back to the time when she mailed a letter to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, describing an incident when she was driven to the local shopping center in a Leisure World courtesy van and witnessed an apparently able-bodied man park his car in a disabled persons-only space. In 2008, Alice at almost age 80, became annoyed and told the driver the error of his ways. The man sassed her back, so Alice called the sheriff’s dispatcher and three patrol cars showed up to give the errant driver a citation. The spicy Chandler remarked to one young deputy that she might have been able to solve the problem herself, because she had a sheriff’s badge, revolver, and ID card. The deputies didn’t understand the context of Alice’s disclosure but smiled, thinking that this was the end of the story.

By EMILY RASMUSSEN ALICIA ROBINSON and NATHANIEL PERCY Long Beach Press-Telegram PUBLISHED: August 16, 2021 at 5:46 p.m. | UPDATED: August 16, 2021 at 6:06 p.m. The unions representing Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Authority personnel are opposed to a coronavirus vaccine mandate for their workers, their leaders announced last week amid a statewide order for health care workers and those […]

Today, Thursday, November 19, 2020, marks the anniversary of Deputy Ezra Stanley’s death. I would like to take the time to honor his sacrifice, and may it serve as a reminder to all of you who continue to put your lives on the line every day protecting our community. On the night of November 19, […]

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.

End of Watch: June 24, 2000

Special Deputy Alice Chandler turns 91-years-old today! Who’s Alice Chandler? We’re glad you asked. Here’s an article that appeared in AOCDS’ official magazine, the Courier, in 2017.