Orange County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 550 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana, 92703 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (714) 647-4666

Orange County Sheriff's Department is located at 550 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana, 92703 CA. The Orange County Sheriff's Department phone number is (714) 647-4666.

Orange County Sheriff's Department News

Happy Veterans Day from everyone here at OCSD! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธThis Veterans Day, and always, we honor and thank all who have served our country. ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ

Yesterday at midnight, the Orange County Sheriff's Department deployed approximately 20 deputies to Malibu to assist Los Angeles and Ventura counties with the Woolsey Fire. Our thoughts are with the communities devastated by the Woolsey and Hill fires, the families that have lost loved ones, and the first responders working tirelessly to quell the flames and protect citizens.

Join OCSD - Lake Forest Police Services for pizza and conversation! ๐Ÿ• Come meet the deputies that patrol Lake Forest and ask questions, get some dinner, and get to know us. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿš”

It's #flashbackfriday and this is one of our favorite flashbacks. If you invite us to your Sheriff themed birthday party, not only will we show up, we'll bring our best friends too! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ•Happy 5th Birthday, Lennon! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚

Join us for Tip-A-Cop! We'll be at Chili's Grill & Bar on November 13th helping serve as waiters and collect tips for Special Olympics Southern California - Orange County athletes. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ” We hope to see you there! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Two men are in custody after keen observation by an OCSD deputy interrupted a commercial burglary in progress. ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿš”Read the full story on our blog ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have suffered a great loss as a result of the horrific incident in Thousand Oaks. Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus, a 29 year veteran, was killed in the line of duty running into the Borderline Bar in an attempt to stop an active shooter. Weโ€™re sending our deepest condolences to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office as they mourn the loss of a hero. ๐Ÿ’š

Statement from Sheriff Hutchens regarding election of next Orange County Sheriff SANTA ANA, Ca. (Nov. 7, 2018) โ€“ Please see the statement below from Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. โ€œI congratulate Sheriff-elect Don Barnes on a well-earned victory! He is the right person for the job and will be ready to lead the Orange County Sheriffโ€™s Department on day one. Two years ago I selected Don Barnes to serve as undersheriff because of his exceptional integrity, vision, and experience. Now the people of Orange County have recognized those same qualities in Don Barnes and, in their wisdom, have selected him to be their Sheriff. The public safety of Orange County is in good hands. Sheriff-elect Barnes will take office on January 7th. I look forward to working with him over the two month transition period. It is bittersweet to leave a job I love, but made easier by the fact that my successor is someone who will lead with character and informed judgment. The people of Orange County can have every confidence that Don Barnes will be a watchful steward of taxpayer dollars, a servant leader for the 4,000 employees of the Orange County Sheriffโ€™s Department, and, most importantly, a faithful advocate for the safety of Orange County residents.โ€

Itโ€™s Election Day! ๐ŸŽ‰ Get out there and vote! โœ”๏ธ #ItsYourRight The polls are open until 8:00 p.m. Did you already vote? Let us know below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Join us this Wednesday for #TipACop! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฅ˜ We'll be at Wood Ranch in Rancho Santa Margarita from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. helping raise money for Special Olympics Southern California. We hope you can join us!

#OCSDPIO Press Release OCSD Investigating Major Accident involving Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Captain MISSION VIEJO, Ca. (November 3, 2018) โ€“ This morning just after 8 a.m. OCSD deputies responded to the scene of a traffic collision on eastbound Alicia Parkway near Via Burgos in Mission Viejo. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim, a male bicyclist in his 40s, laying in the roadway unresponsive with visible head and body trauma. The Orange County Fire Authority responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition. From initial witness statements, the driver of a van struck the victim while he was riding his bicycle eastbound on Alicia Parkway. The driver remained at the scene and was evaluated for DUI by an OCSD deputy trained as a drug recognition expert. He is suspected to be under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the collision and multiple prescription medications were in his vehicle. Deputies arrested the driver, Stephen Taylor Scarpa, 25, Mission Viejo, for felony driving under the influence. He has been booked into the Orange County Jail and bail is set at $100,000. A SIG alert was issued for eastbound Alicia Pkwy. from Via Burgos to Via Aurora until 3:45 p.m. The investigation is being conducted by the OCSD Major Accident Reconstruction Team and is ongoing. The victim has been identified as Captain Mike Kreza with Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue, an 18-year veteran of the Department. Captain Kreza was off-duty at the time of the incident. โ€œOur entire Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue family is immensely saddened by the news that one of our own was involved in an accident this morning,โ€ said Chief Dan Stefano. โ€œWe are working together to support the family and each other. We appreciate the strong showing of support from our brothers and sisters of the Orange County fire services and law enforcement agencies that have reached out to assist us during this difficult time for our fire family. Please continue to keep Captain Mike Kreza, his wife and children in your thoughts and prayers.โ€ No further information regarding his condition will be released at this time, and we ask for respect for the family and Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue as they deal with this tragedy. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact OCSD Dispatch at 714-647-7000 or anonymous tips can be submitted to OC Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS. ###

Join us this Friday as we raise money for Special Olympics Southern California - Orange County! And it's doing one of our favorite things, eating donuts ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฉ We'll be at the Dunkin' Donuts off Portola Pkwy in Foothill Ranch from 6 - 10 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Happy Halloween from #OCSD! ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ‘ป Are you trick or treating tonight? Check out our blog for a full list of safety tips to keep you and your family safe ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ

Did you know that just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can cause a fatal overdose? In the last 10 months, OCSD Narc teams have seized 12.5 kilograms of this potent opioid off the street, which is enough for nearly double the population of Orange County to OD. Check out our latest blog post to learn about the resources OCSD commits to combating this dangerous drug trend and how you can help at home.

Haunted houses and horror movies are scary, but the only thing more terrifying is getting cyber scammed. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป Check out our blog to find out more ways to keep you cyber safe ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ

For nearly three hours deputies, K9's, and OCSD - Air Support Unit had been scouring the neighborhood searching for an attempted murder suspect. These two Mission Viejo neighbors found and detained him until we arrived. Nice job, guys!

Miss out on the K-9 show? That's ruff. ๐Ÿถ We'll shed some light on what you missed. At leashed we put together a highlight video fur you. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ #FlashbackFriday

#Throwback to the Huntington Beach Air Show! ๐ŸŽโœˆ๏ธ Deputy Von Voigt on Hondo and Sgt. Kurimay on Joe were out assisting Huntington Beach Police Department ensuring everyone enjoyed the show and stayed safe. ๐ŸŒŠ

Today we remember a fallen hero, #OCSD Deputy Mark Tonkin. Deputy Tonkin joined the department on August 21, 1981. He was initially assigned to the Main Jail upon completing basic training. He worked a short time as a court bailiff and then assigned to @OCSDNorthpatrol. Deputy Tonkin was assigned to the Career Criminal Apprehension Team in January of 1988. Deputy Mark Tonkin, an eight year veteran of the Sheriff-Coroner Department, lost his life in a helicopter crash on Monday night, October 24, 1988, while assigned to DESERT RANGER, a multi-agency cooperative narcotic enforcement program in the state. Mark was one of eight victims aboard a California National Guard UH1H Huey Helicopter which went down and burned in mountainous terrain near El Centro, California. Thank you for your service, Deputy Tonkin. ๐Ÿ’š

Join the Emergency Operations Center tonight at 6:30 PM on Facebook Live! ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ They'll be updating residents about the impacts and preparations for potential debris flow from the Holy Fire.

PSAs With Mexican Consulate

Join us TOMORROW at OCSD - Dana Point Police Services for Trunk or Treat! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ It's free, safe and fun for all ages. ๐Ÿฌ

Earlier this week a public defender filed a motion in court regarding an incident that occurred in the City of Stanton. During the course of an encounter with an intoxicated subject it was necessary for a deputy to use force. The public defender makes allegations about the use of force and how it was documented. Video of the incident was also released to the media. Please watch Sheriff Sandra Hutchens message to the community providing the facts about the incident.

After a decade of sending the County's newest law enforcement officers off into the community, Sheriff Hutchens lead the swearing in for the final time last night at her last #OCSD Academy graduation before retirement. Congrats to class #232! ๐ŸŽ‰