North Patrol

Captain Gary Knutson serves as the Chief of Police Services for North Patrol.

North Patrol provides police services for the 72,212 residents of unincorporated Orange County. These 41 County Islands are located adjacent to the cities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Brea, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin,  Irvine, La Mirada, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Placentia. Also included are the communities of Midway City, Emerald Bay, Rossmoor, and Silverado Canyon as well as the contract City of Villa Park. North Patrol deputies respond to over 70,000 calls for service each year.

Specialized Details Within North Patrol

Special Events

Contract police services are provided regularly for numerous special events including, but not limited to: 

  • OC Fair & Event Center
    • OC Fair (1.4 million attendees each year)
    • OC Marketplace (Weekly)
    • Fight Club OC
    • OC Marathon
    • Various events and festivals
  • County Parks
    • Various events and festivals
  • Holiday Deployments
    • Huntington Beach
    • Newport Beach
    • Emerald Bay/3 Arch Bay 
    • Mile Square Park
    • Irvine Park

North Directed Enforcement Team:

 Specialized unit comprised of experienced, well trained deputies specifically directed to address the current enforcement needs of the community.

Sheriff's Non-Emergency Dispatch: 714-647-7000 or 949-770-6011

North Patrol:  714-647-1851