Orange County Sheriff’s Department (Page 2)

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

Based on recommendations from local, state and federal health authorities, and as part of the department’s ongoing COVID-19 prevention efforts, the Sheriff’s Department will temporarily suspend public visitation and inmate programming at all Orange County Jail facilities. The temporary suspension will be in effect until March 27, at which time, …continue reading

Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Todd Spitzer released the investigation findings and legal conclusions of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) custodial death of Ray Anthony Cruz. The full letter, “OCDA Report Custodial Death Investigation – Ray Anthony Cruz,”is available at by selecting Officer-Involved Shootings and Custodial Death Letters …continue reading