Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Several Orange County sheriff’s deputies were honored Friday with awards for their courage in 2017, including some who helped victims and were wounded during the deadly Las Vegas shooting in October.

The Medal of Valor ceremony was held at the Hotel Irvine where 27 deputies were honored, 14 of whom got the Medal for Lifesaving and six who received the Medal of Merit.

After an extended and potentially dangerous squabble over which agency is better equipped to handle air rescues, Orange County fire and sheriff’s officials said Wednesday they’ve come up with a plan that emphasizes teamwork and will enable safer and more efficient emergency responses.

Get your tickets now for the “coolest” law enforcement event of the year. The Anaheim Ducks go head to head against the San Jose Sharks on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. This event honors the men and women of law enforcement for all they do all year round.

We are saddened to tell you that one of our own and his family are going through a very difficult time right now. Sixteen-year-old Timothy Schwitters, son of OCSD Sergeant Shawn Schwitters and his wife Michelle, was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma last December.

We regret to inform you that Deputy Terrence (Terry) M. Lundy (ret.) has passed away. Deputy Lundy joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department nearly 50 years ago in 1969. He worked South Patrol, Special Operations, Transportation and finally Harbor Patrol.

Join OCSD – Yorba Linda Police Services for Coffee With A Cop. It’s a great opportunity to meet the peace officers who protect you, your family and your property. If you have a public safety question or community issue, this is your chance to have one on one conversations with Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies. This is NOT an AOCDS-sponsored event.

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.

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.

OC Register The costs for cities contracting with Sheriff’s Department can’t go down much further, study finds Photo: The 13 cities that contract with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have conducted a study looking into the annual rising costs of the department’s contract. (Photo by David Bro, Orange County Register/SCNG) By JEONG PARK | jeongpark@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April […]

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.