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Sheriff Barnes

Welcome to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department - an agency dedicated to providing law enforcement service with integrity. Here, we put our community first and are focused on finding innovative ways to create safer neighborhoods through several public safety initiatives: 

  • Proactively preventing crime 
  • Reducing the prevalence of drugs in our neighborhoods 
  • Enhancing school safety 
  • Mitigating the impacts of homelessness 
  • Operating the nation’s best jail system

With approximately 4,000 employees committed to serving the public, I am proud to lead an agency focused on intelligence-led policing strategies and a community-oriented approach to serving the residents of Orange County. We believe engaging with our community helps us do our job more efficiently and effectively. Through collaborative partnerships with those we serve, we can ensure Orange County remains a safe place to live, work, worship and raise our families.