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News ImageSeptember 19, 2018  The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... leaving an imprint on the criminal justice system

In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

Dating back to the late 19th century, fingerprinting served as one of the pioneering practices of forensic science. Matching and maintaining millions of fingerprint images remains an important tool to help law enforcement agencies identify suspects and solve pending cases.

News ImageSeptember 18, 2018  The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... delving into DNA

In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

DNA evidence often can be a critical component to solving crimes or identifying suspects, bringing closure to victims and their families.

News ImageSeptember 17, 2018  OCSD looks to ID man suspected of sexually assaulting autistic male

Orange County Sheriff's Department Investigators are looking for the community's help to identify a man suspected of sexually assaulting an autistic adult male in the bathroom of the San Juan Capistrano Public Library.

News ImageSeptember 17, 2018  The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... making a good impression.

In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

We all know the importance of making a good impression. Lucky for Orange County residents, Crime Lab personnel are experts at the practice.

News ImageSeptember 14, 2018  Driver arrested on suspicion of murder after excessive speed crash in Mission ViejoA 24-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of murder after a March 2017 traffic collision that killed a 33-year-old woman.
September 5, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: DUI checkpoint planned for Lake Forest this weekend

LAKE FOREST, Ca. (Sept. 5, 2018) – 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.

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News ImageAugust 30, 2018  What do we do with all the drugs?

Every year, thousands of pounds and millions of dollars’ worth of illegal drugs are confiscated during investigations throughout Orange County.

But when the case has closed and there is no longer any legal reasons to keep these narcotics, where do they go?

August 28, 2018  OCSD launches new school safety initiative

With 13 contract cities and Orange County’s unincorporated areas, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the safety of students and staff for more than 125 public and private schools.

While sound tactics and strategy for how to handle violence on school campuses have been in place for many years, the Sheriff’s Department recently launched a new standardized program that will help law enforcement and districts better prepare for, and potentially prevent, critical incidents on campus.

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