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
Top Ten Stories for December 27 through January 02 include unemployment, stay-at-home order, Michelle Steel, Don Barnes, and Katrina Foley. Top Ten Stories for December 27 through January 02 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): EDD preparing for extension
Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes gave an overview of the issues faced by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department over the course of 2020 in a FacebookLive video on December 30. OCSD has been extremely active over the course of the year, dealing with major challenges such as COVID-19, protests following
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
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
Today, First District Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do won the endorsement from Sheriff Don Barnes, who recognizes the major strides Do has made in protecting and promoting public safety: “Andrew Do has been a collaborative leader in efforts to address public safety challenges like drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness.