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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is committed to excellence in law enforcement, reducing crime and the fear of crime, ensuring the safety of our residents and visitors, while enhancing trust through community engagement.

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Orange County
Sheriff’s Office



Reduce crime, the fear of crime, and keep our residents and visitors safe


Work diligently to enhance trust through transparency and community engagement


Treat all members of the public with dignity and respect


Demonstrate a strong commitment to the communities we serve and enhance quality of life throughout Orange County


Maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism while delivering excellent service


Incorporate the best training, equipment, and programs for the safety, health, and wellness of all employees




Asian American and Pacific Islander Liaisons

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety and fair and respectful treatment of all residents and visitors. OCSO has a group of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Liaisons who are available to work with community members, visitors and business owners in the following areas:

  • Work with all parts of the Sheriff’s Office to identify with AAPI residents and address their concerns

  • Assist in productive dialogue with investigative units concerning AAPI-related crimes

  • Work with other law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations to become educated and involved in AAPI-related issues

Our liaisons will assist the Sheriff’s Office with any AAPI cases in which they can help address cultural or translation barriers as well as work with the AAPI community to build trust with law enforcement.

Click here to meet our liaisons.

Mobile Video Game Theater

GAME ON! Our Community Relations Section unveiled this exciting new way to connect with kids in our community. The OCSO Mobile Video Game Theater boasts 11 screens and can engage up to 44 players at a time.

The state-of-the-art trailer features some of the latest and greatest game consoles – Sony PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch – as well as a PlayStation VR (Virtual Reality) headset.

When you see our Mobile Video Game Theater out and about at events in Orange County, you and your family are invited to step inside or pull up a seat outside to enjoy a variety of games, from NBA 2K22 and FIFA 22 to Minecraft to Super Smash Bros. It is also accessible to those in wheelchairs.

Our deputies look forward to gaming with you!

Behavioral Response Unit

The Behavioral Response Unit is a Co-Responder Model program in which trained mental health clinicians from Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health are paired with Orange County deputies to respond to calls for service involving mental health crisis. The clinicians are mental health professionals and the deputies all are Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT), and have undergone 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Team training.

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LGBTQ Safe Place

The mission of the OCSO Safe Place Initiative is to provide the LGBTQ community with easily accessible safety information and safe places throughout the city they can turn to if they are the victim of crime or student bullying.

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E-Commerce Exchange

Buying or selling something online and need to meet to make a transaction? Please take advantage of our E-Commerce Exchange Zone spaces in front of our North entrance at 2500 W. Colonial. If someone won't meet you at a law enforcement agency, that's a red flag!

Public Notices

Here you can find all public announcements of things like active Bids, Notice of Sheriff Sales and Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting dates.

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Community Crime Prevention Award

The Community Crime Prevention Award program is back for its third year, and $150,000 in funding is up for grabs. The program provides monetary awards to nonprofit organizations and community groups in Orange County.

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Trust and Transparency

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is committed to reducing crime and the fear of crime while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and treating members of the public with dignity and respect. Sheriff John Mina is committed to reviewing our policies with input from the community and making necessary changes.

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911 or Non-emergency?

We all know to call 911 in an emergency, but did you know there is a non-emergency number, 407-836-HELP (4357) for reporting suspicious activity, parking complaints or after-the-fact crimes (such as auto burglary)? Call 911 for immediate assistance with a crime in progress.

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Autism Decal Program

What is it?
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is committed to the safety of all of our residents. The more information deputies have when they respond to calls for service, the better they are able to meet our residents’ needs.

The mission of the OCSO Autism initiative is to alert Emergency Responders that there is a person with autism in the home or vehicle. The decals enable Orange County Sheriff’s deputies to draw on their autism training and understand that there is a person in the home or car that may not speak, respond to or comply with verbal commands, may hide, or wander off, or may have no awareness of danger.

The Sheriff's Office is providing these decals free of charge to anyone in unincorporated Orange County who wants to place them near the front door of their home or in the rear window of their car so law enforcement officers can be aware there is an occupant with autism.

Register Here

Filing an E-Report

for Non-Emergencies

If you need to report a crime, the Orange County Sheriff's Office has an online reporting tool to help you do so. You can report the following types of crime on

  • Lost property
  • Identity theft
  • Theft
  • Lost or stolen license plate
  • Vehicle burglary
  • Harassing phone calls
  • Vandalism

In order to report a crime online, your situation must meet the following criteria:

  • The crime is not an emergency. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1!
  • Incident occurred in unincorporated Orange County
  • There are no known suspects
  • The incident is not related to a traffic crash
  • You are at least 18 years old


Online Satisfaction Survey

Tell us how we're doing!

Thank you for your interest in participating with our online satisfaction survey! The Orange County Sheriff's Office works hard to make sure our residents and visitors feel safe. One of the ways we can improve is to get feedback from the community.

Take the Survey