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June 14, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Senate Bill 54 results in release of 414 criminals, 45 have re-offended in OC

SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 14, 2018) - California Senate Bill 54, which took effect on January 1, 2018, placed restrictions on collaboration between local custody operations and federal law enforcement authorities. These communication restrictions have resulted in 45 criminals with federal detainers re-offending following their release back into the community.


June 8, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff’s Department launches interactive CrimeMapping program

SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 8, 2018) - Residents in Orange County Sheriff’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.

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May 31, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: DUI Checkpoint in San Clemente this weekend

San Clemente, Ca. (May, 31 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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May 29, 2018  MEDIA ADVISORY: Orange County law enforcement to honor the fallen with the 2018 Peace Officers’ Memorial and Candlelight Vigil

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement agencies across the county, along with members of the community, will gather to commemorate the dedication and service of the county’s fallen officers.

Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel, president of the Orange County Chiefs’ of Police and Sheriff’s Association, will deliver the keynote address.

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May 17, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff to Conduct Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

Stanton Calif. (May 17, 2017) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations in Stanton on Saturday, May 19, with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

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May 16, 2018  Aliso Viejo explosion being investigated as a crime

SANTA ANA, Ca. (May 16, 2018) - Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), continue to investigate the cause of an explosion at an Aliso Viejo business that killed one female and injured two others.

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News ImageMay 14, 2018  OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens implores community to help families in need with annual ‘essentials’ drive

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is encouraging the community to participate in a countywide drive to collect baby essentials for families in need.

From now until June 8, HomeAid Orange County, in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, will be collecting basic baby essentials such as diapers, wipes and food, which will be distributed to families in our community.

May 10, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff to Conduct Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

Stanton Calif. (May 10, 2017) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations in Stanton on Saturday, May 12, with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

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