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    June 13, 2017  NEWS REPORT: Sheriff’s Department issues statement on OC Grand Jury Report: “The Myth of the Orange County Jailhouse Informant Program"SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 13, 2017)- “The Orange County Sheriff’s Department welcomed the independent review of our jail operations by the Orange County Grand Jury. The report validates many past statements made by Sheriff Sandra Hutchens regarding the use of jailhouse informants and confirms a departmentally sanctioned program does not exist. ( View PDF )

    June 12, 2017  NEWS RELEASE: DUI Enforcement Operations Planned for June 13LAKE FOREST/MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (June 12, 2017) – Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy from 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, to 2 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests in the cities of Mission Viejo and Lake Forest. ( View PDF )

    June 9, 2017  NEWS RELEASE: Improving Motorcycle Safety Aim of OC Sheriff’s OperationSTANTON, Calif. (June 9, 2017)- The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation Monday, June 12, in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas in Stanton frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are violating traffic safety laws. ( View PDF )

    June 1, 2017  NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff To Conduct Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement OperationSANTA ANA, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations throughout the county on Tuesday, June 6, with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Deputies will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life-changing injuries. ( View PDF )

    May 30, 2017  NEWS RELEASE: DUI Checkpoint in Dana Point this WeekendDANA POINT, Ca. (May 30, 2017) – Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s DUI Enforcement Team will hold a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. The checkpoint will be held from 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, to 3 a.m. Saturday, June 3. ( View PDF )

    May 26, 2017  NEWS RELEASE: Saddleback Church Youth Mentor Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Acts with a ChildLAKE FOREST, Ca. (May 26, 2017) – Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail investigators on Thursday, May 25, arrested a 32-year-old youth mentor at Saddleback Church on suspicion of inappropriate relations with at least two juveniles. SVD investigators on Wednesday, May 24, were contacted after patrol deputies took a report alleging a man working as a junior high youth mentor with Saddleback Church in Lake Forest had an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old boy. ( View PDF )

    May 22, 2017  NEWS RELEASE: Buckle up ‘Click It or Ticket’ launches todaySANTA ANA, Ca. (May 22, 2017) –As summer approaches and families hit the road for vacations, The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety are reminding motorists to buckle up. The national seat belt campaign, “Click It or Ticket,” launches today, May 22, and will run through June 4. The program, scheduled concurrently with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year, is aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe. ( View PDF )

    May 20, 2017  NEWS RELEASE: 2017 Peace Officers’ Memorial and Candlelight VigilTUSTIN, Ca. (May 25, 2017)- A memorial ceremony and candlelight vigil will be held to honor Orange County law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. ( View PDF )

    July 11, 2017
    8:00 AMMilitary Personnel Testing - Camp Pendleton

    “Explore Your Opportunities and Continue to Serve Your Community”

    Monthly written test conducted at Camp Pendleton and MCAS Miramar for Military Personnel Only. Contact OCSD Recruiting at (714)834-6615 or militaryrecruiting@ocsd.org to host a written test on your base.

    Those planning to go to a Military Test Location must be active or retired military personnel and veterans, or Department of Defense civilian employees.

    July 18, 2017
    10:00 AMMilitary Personnel Testing - MCAS Miramar

    “Explore Your Opportunities and Continue to Serve Your Community”

    Monthly written test conducted at Camp Pendleton and MCAS Miramar for Military Personnel Only. Contact OCSD Recruiting at (714)834-6615 or militaryrecruiting@ocsd.org to host a written test on your base.

    Those planning to go to a Military Test Location must be active or retired military personnel and veterans, or Department of Defense civilian employees.