Don Barnes

featured graphic for former Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, 1955-2021

Sheriff Don Barnes, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Please see the statement below from Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of former Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. In November 2012, Sheriff Hutchens was diagnosed with breast cancer. She courageously fought this disease while …continue reading

featured graphic for Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor for District 2 and current Chairwoman of the Board of Orange County Supervisors, during COVID-19

On Friday evening, a superior court judge ordered Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes to release over 1,800 inmates to allow for more social distancing in Orange County jails. The case, brought up by the ACLU alleges that the inmates were at risk due to “underlying health conditions”. “As Chairwoman of …continue reading

Sheriff Don Barnes issued directives and implemented a strategy for decreasing potential COVID-19 exposure by reducing non-essential contact between the community and Department personnel. “Our foremost responsibility is to keep the community safe, while implementing precautionary measures to safeguard the health of the public who rely on our service and …continue reading