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News ImageNovember 13, 2018  OCSD mourns the loss of Police Service Horse, CloudThe Orange County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Enforcement Unit (MEU) is saddened to announce the tragic passing of Police Service Horse, Cloud, after he suffered a medical emergency during monthly training on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Riverside County. Cloud’s passing is the first on-duty Mounted Enforcement Unit death in the nearly 50-year history of the unit.
November 9, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Court reveals GTL recorded additional inmate attorney-client privileged calls

SANTA ANA, Ca. (November 9, 2018) - In June 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) became aware of an issue with attorney-client privileged phone calls between inmates and their attorneys. In July 2018, the contractor who provides phone service to inmates in the OCSD jails, Global Tel Link Corporation (GTL), revealed that due to human error by a GTL employee, 1,079 inmate telephone calls to numbers that should have been designated as “do not record” were erroneously recorded by the contractor.

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November 8, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Statement from Sheriff Hutchens regarding election of next Orange County Sheriff

SANTA ANA, Ca. (Nov. 7, 2018) – Please see the statement below from Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.

“I congratulate Sheriff-elect Don Barnes on a well-earned victory! He is the right person for the job and will be ready to lead the Orange County Sheriff’s Department on day one.”

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News ImageNovember 8, 2018  Observant deputy thwarts commercial burglary attempt leading to the arrest of three suspectsTwo men are in custody after keen observation by an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy interrupted a commercial burglary in progress.
November 6, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff to Conduct Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

STANTON, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2018) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations in the city of Stanton on Monday, Nov. 12, with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

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November 2, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Orange County Sheriff's Department Awarded DUID Enhanced Testing Grant

SANTA ANA, Ca. (Nov. 2, 2018) - The Orange County Sheriff’s Department – OC Crime Lab has been awarded a $316,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for training and enhanced DUID testing.

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October 30, 2018  Fighting Fentanyl: How OCSD is fighting the opioid crisis

Across the nation, the opioid crisis continues to ravage communities and claim new victims every day, including here in Orange County.

The most dramatic change law enforcement has seen in this recent epidemic has been the introduction of fentanyl – a highly potent synthetic opioid that is strong enough to cause an overdose with as little as 2 milligrams.

Since January, OCSD narcotics teams have intercepted 12.5 kilograms of this deadly drug and arrested seven people attempting to sell and transport it. That amount is enough for roughly 6 million people – nearly twice the county’s population -- to fatally overdose.

October 23, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Sheriff's Department partners with Mexican Consulate to release Public Service Announcements

SANTA ANA, Ca. (October 23, 2018) - The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) has partnered with the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana to produce Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to remind Orange County residents that OCSD does not enforce immigration laws while on patrol.

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