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
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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

Hazards of being a first responder ๐Ÿ”ฅ#FireRetardant

Sheriff Hutchens is continuing to work with the Spanish Council leaders from local churches to dispel misconceptions about the departmentโ€™s role in immigration enforcement. Yesterday she met with Hispanic Ministry leaders at St. Polycarp in Stanton.

We're so glad you're okay, Roque! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Annnnd we caught the bad guy! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Today we remember a fallen hero, Deputy Bradley Riches. ๐Ÿ’š Riches' career in law enforcement began in 1989 as an Orange County Sheriff's special officer, a position ranking below deputy. A year later, he was awarded a Medal of Courage after wrestling a gun away from a distraught welfare recipient at a county office. In 1991, Riches was hired as a fully sworn deputy sheriff. He was assigned to the James A. Musick Facility Branch Jail and the Orange County Central Jail. In October 1998, Riches was assigned to patrol in the City of Lake Forest - Government. On Saturday, June 12, 1999, Deputy Brad Riches was brutally murdered in the city of Lake Forest. At approximately 12:52 a.m., Riches was on routine patrol, driving through the parking lot of a 7-eleven store. Without warning or provocation, a man carrying an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire on Riches while he sat in his patrol car. Riches valiantly began an emergency radio transmission, but succumbed to the more that two-dozen assault rifle rounds that were fired at him. Five hours after the shooting, deputies and investigators arrested 39-year-old Maurice Gerald Steskal, a Lake Forest man who allegedly walked into the mini-market with an assault rifle and told the clerk that his intention was not to rob the store, but to use the weapon against police. Riches, 34, is the first Orange County deputy sheriff since 1958 to be fatally shot while on patrol. During Riches' "jail tenure," he used his carpentry and woodworking skills to build a wall of honor for Orange County Sheriff's deputies slain in the line of duty. He carved the giant wood frame, installed the track lighting and framed the portraits of five sheriff's deputies who have died in the line of duty over the department's long history. "They Are Not Dead Who Live in the Lives They Leave Behind," he wrote meticulously placing the gold letters one by one.

#OCSD is among 12 Orange County law enforcement agencies and more than 200 agencies throughout Southern California who run with the torch for nearly 900 miles and through 200 Southern California communities to its final stop on June 8 at Cal State Long Beach for the Special Olympics Summer Games.

#OCSDPIO: Search for suspect in Lake Forest shooting. Suspect is male, white, 40s, thin, approx 5โ€™8โ€, white or black shirt, red hat. Deputies searching the area, School lockdowns have been lifted. Victim was shot in the arm during altercation, transported to hospital. Victimโ€™s injuries appear not life threatening. The search for the suspect continues.

UPDATE: โ€ชMr. Hirasawa has been located unharmed and returned to his family. Thank you to the community for your assistance in bringing him home safely. โ€ฌ Original post: MISSING PERSON: Miki Hirasawa, 65, 5โ€™7โ€, salt and pepper hair, brown eyes. Last seen this morning at residence in Laguna Hills wearing light green shirt, navy blue pants, and black & red tennis shoes. Mr. Hirasawa has been diagnosed with Alzheimerโ€™s. If located, call 714-647-7000. Please share and help bring Mr. Hirasawa home safely.

While Summer is not officially here yet, it sure does feels like it! If you're planning on being outdoors this season, check out the video for some helpful tips. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ #StaySafeOC

Villa Park Cub Scout Den 850 stopped by headquarters earlier this week for a tour! Deputy Benzie led the boys around the station and showed the Scouts how deputies prepare for their shift. The boys also got to meet K9 Nero and his partner, Deputy Flaming. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿš”๐Ÿšจ

OC Sheriffโ€™s Department launches interactive CrimeMapping program SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 8, 2018) - Residents in Orange County Sheriffโ€™s Department contract cities and unincorporated areas will be able to better track public safety issues in their neighborhoods with a recently launched software program that allows them to monitor and analyze criminal activity in their area. In an effort to bolster community awareness and crime prevention, the Department has partnered with TriTech Software Systems to launch CrimeMapping โ€“ an interactive application that shares crime calls. CrimeMapping will allow residents to search for 15 types of crime by address, landmark or zip code. Residents also will be able to sign up for custom-designed alerts and can create reports to easily analyze criminal activity near their homes, schools or businesses. โ€œOCSD provides exemplary public safety service to some of the safest areas in the country,โ€ said Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. โ€œI hope CrimeMapping encourages the community to take an even more active role in working with us to increase the safety of our neighborhoods.โ€ The data reflected on the mobile-friendly program is pulled directly from crimes reported to the Department and is updated every 24 hours. Although the information shared is preliminary, the program provides the public with important and timely information expected to increase awareness and create safer communities. โ€œThe most common crimes our deputies respond to are crimes of opportunity - thefts from unlocked vehicles and residences,โ€ said Undersheriff Don Barnes. โ€œWe hope this tool reminds the community to take the initiative to take simple steps like locking vehicles and homes to reduce access for criminals hoping to take advantage of our safe neighborhoods.โ€ Residents are encouraged to sign up for CrimeMapping alerts through the Sheriffโ€™s Department website at ocsd.org/crimemapping, or by visiting crimemapping.com.

Summer is almost here! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ Along with the beautiful weather and great outdoors comes potential dangers. Make sure you take the appropriate safety measures while enjoying the beautiful season! Check out our website for more info on how to stay safe ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ http://www.ocsd.org/about/staysafeoc #NationalSafetyMonth #StaySafeOC

Just when we think weโ€™ve seen it all...

Did you know that our Air Support Unit has their own Facebook Page? Give them a 'Like'! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ OCSD - Air Support Unit ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿฝ

Help support Special Olympics Southern California! Visiting ANY California Chipotle Mexican Grill on Thursday, June 14, show the cashier this image, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to #SpecialOlympics.

Doesn't matter the shape, size, or color - we're in love with them all. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฉ#HappyNationalDonutDay from everyone here at OCSD! ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿšจ

Thanks for having us today Trabuco Mesa Elementary! Our OCSD - Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services Deputies, and RSM Chief of Police may have had more fun than the little ones...and a BIG thank you to Team Kids, Inc.! ๐ŸŽ‰

We got to participate in the Special Olympics Southern California Torch Run today and carry the #FlameofHope through San Clemente and Dana Point! Check out our Instagram story for a highlight of our run. Next up, Laguna Beach Police Department! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš“

This month and every month, we honor the brave men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. We proudly salute their selflessness, loyalty, and valor during #MilitaryAppreciationMonth. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Today, we remember and honor those who've served and sacrificed protecting our freedom. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Have a safe and happy #MemorialDay weekend!

Join us on Tuesday, May 29th between 8:00 - 10:00 AM for Coffee with a Cop! We'll be at Elissimo Coffee located at 29941 Adventura, Suite E (next to El Fenix Carniceria). See you there, RSM! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

Dana Chaney is our first Quality of Life deputy! โ€œI want to engage with this population and start talking to them and try to figure out who they are and how to help them.โ€

Check out the story ABC7 did on two of our deputies! Theyโ€™ve overcome tremendous odds, and found strength in each other. Quick, grab some tissues before you watch this. ๐Ÿ˜ข

โ€ชHAPPENING NOW: Join us for Coffee with a Cop in Laguna Woods. โ˜•๏ธ We're here at The Coffee Bean until 10 AM. ๐Ÿฉ Stop by and chat with us! ๐Ÿš”โ€ฌ

Sheriff Hutchens is working with the Spanish Council leaders from local churches to dispel misconceptions about departmentโ€™s role in immigration enforcement. As the Sheriff has stated previously "As we patrol our communities, deputies are focused on criminal violations of state and local law. We enforce these laws equally, without bias, and without regard for oneโ€™s immigration status. In carrying out our duties, we do not ask the immigration status of suspects, witnesses, or those who call to report crimes. "

Do you know this person? On May 16, he stole rings from jewelry stores in Mission Viejo and Lake Forest. In both incidents, the suspect asked to see the rings, and once in his possession, took the rings and ran from the store. No force or violence was used, and no vehicle was seen associated to the suspect. We believe he may have also committed similar crimes in other Orange County cities. If you recognize him, please call OCSD at 714-647-7000. Anonymous tips can be submitted to OC Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS or online at occrimestoppers.org/submit-a-tip/