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February 27, 2017  Video: OCSD SWAT and Aviation Support Unit run complex training

Last week, the Orange County Sheriff's Department SWAT team and the Aviation Support Unit ran a complex training in a remote location.

Many of our communities back up to wilderness parks and national forest, which can present unique challenges.

In this scenario, two active shooter suspects have escaped to Orange County's most rugged areas in an attempt to evade our SWAT and ASU teams.

How do you think those suspects fared? Watch to find out.


News ImageFebruary 27, 2017  Retired deputy sheriff returns as a reserve to help OCSD's Search and Rescue program

Clinging to just a handful of sage scrub on the steep cliff, perilously close to falling 150 feet to her likely death, the terrified 18-year-old turned to the man sent to rescue her.

“Don’t let me fall!” she implored.

Wearing a dark-green jumpsuit, white helmet, brown gloves, black boots and a red harness, Reserve Deputy Jim Slikker knew he didn’t have the best footing on the slope in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.

February 25, 2017  Sheriff Hutchens Clarifies OCSD’s Role in Immigration Enforcement

As immigration policy has taken front and center over the past few weeks, debate continues and questions from the public proliferate. As your Sheriff, I do not determine immigration policy, and I will leave discussion on the merits of proposals to the Congress and the President. However, I want to clarify the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s role in the enforcement of immigration law.

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February 23, 2017  Investigators Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault SuspectOn Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victim’s Detail (SVD) investigators arrested Ryan Daniel Bishop, 32, Laguna Hills, following allegations he sexually assaulted a 32 year old female at Massage Heights in Mission Viejo. ( View PDF )

February 23, 2017  Investigators Seeking Suspect, Property in Mission Viejo Residential Burglary

OrangeCounty Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking for a suspect whoburglarized a home in the 27000 block of Pueblonuevo Drive, making off withmore than $6,700 in valuables.

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February 23, 2017  Improving Motorcycle Safety Aim of OC Sheriff’s Operation

TheOrange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized MotorcycleSafety Enforcement Operation on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in an effort to lowerdeaths and injuries.

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News ImageFebruary 22, 2017  Orange County Sheriff’s Department employees participate in annual ‘Run to Remember’

With every stride and every passing mile, they remembered someone who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

More than a dozen Orange County Sheriff’s Department employees on Feb. 12 laced up their shoes for the annual Los Angeles Run to Remember to pay tribute to fallen first responders, including OCSD’s own nine fallen heroes

News ImageFebruary 22, 2017  OCSD Airport Operations Captain honored by military as ‘Patriotic Employer’Orange County Sheriff’s Department Airport Operations Capt. Wayne Byerley was recognized Tuesday, Feb. 21, by the United States National Guard and Reserve Force for his support of employee participation in the Reserves.
March 7, 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)834-5811 or recruiting@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.

March 21, 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)834-5811 or recruiting@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.