The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department is a large, multi-faceted law enforcement agency composed of approximately 4,000 staff members and over 800 reserve personnel. The department consists of five organizational functions divided into 20 divisions. The core services provided by the department are: Public Protection, including patrol of land, harbors and coastline, homeland security, court and airport security, and emergency communications; Jail Operations; Technical Services including investigations, coroner services, forensics, emergency management and centralized Countywide communications systems; and Administrative and Support Services.
The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department is known for its professionalism, highly trained personnel, and cost effectiveness. In addition to patrolling the unincorporated areas of Orange County, 12 cities in Orange County contract with the department to serve as those cities’ police departments. The department provides security services for many agencies in Orange County including the Orange County Superior Court, John Wayne Airport, Orange County Transportation Authority, Social Services Agency, and Health Care Agency.
The department is proud to report that, when polled, 97% of our clients, the residents living in areas that we patrol, feel safe in their homes and communities. In addition, the areas patrolled by the department are statistically the safest in the State when compared to areas of similar population and delivery of service.