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North Patrol

Captain AJ Patella serves as the Chief of Police Services for the North Patrol Bureau.

North Patrol provides police services for the more than 70,000 residents of unincorporated Orange County.  Dozens of unincorporated county islands are located in Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Brea, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, La Mirada, Westminster, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley.  Included are the communities of El Modena, Midway City, Emerald Bay, Rossmoor, Modjeska Canyon, 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
    • 626 Night Market
    • Fight Club OC
    • OC Marathon
    • Various events and festivals
  • County Parks
    • Various events and festivals
  • Holiday Deployments
    • Newport Beach
    • Emerald Bay
    • 3 Arch Bay 
North Directed Enforcement Team (DET) and Specialized Enforcement Team (SET):

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

Vacation Checks

To submit a vacation or patrol check, please download the document below and send completed form via email to

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

North Patrol:  714-647-1851