Orange County

We would like to thank and congratulate AOCDS member, Deputy Probation Officer Cynthia Madrigal, for a job well done. Largely due to DPO Madrigal’s commitment and tenacity, a seven-month long investigation has resulted in the dismantling of a bicoastal drug trafficking organization and the arrest of six individuals, including her probationer.

A Mission Viejo police officer was just recognized for all of his hard work and effort, after Deputy Casey Briggs was named Mission Viejo Police Services’ 2023 Employee of the Year.

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.

AOCDS recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and unveiling of our new Fallen Officers Memorial Wall. The memorial wall located in our lobby, pays tribute to our nine officers who gave their lives in the line of duty for our community. Due to the ongoing restrictions of the pandemic, attendance was limited. We were honored […]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County law enforcement agencies will honor our fallen heroes in a virtual ceremony. Details to come.

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.

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.

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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.

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 […]