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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: February 14

On this week’s Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, Orange County public safety agencies, led by the OC Sheriff's Department, launch the Text-to-911 program; Anaheim officers find shelter for 150...

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Orange County public safety agencies, led by OC Sheriff's Department, launch Text-to-911

Orange County public safety leaders announced Wednesday the launch of a Text-to-911 system, a service expected to have a big impact on the way police, fire, and EMS personnel respond to...

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OCSD seeks additional victims of home organizer accused of stealing from clients

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is seeking additional potential victims of a home organizer accused of stealing items from three clients in south Orange County. Erin Aaberg, 41, of Aliso...

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OCSD arrests teacher on suspicion of child molestation

The Orange County Sheriff's Department issued this news release on Wednesday, Jan. 23: Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested a man suspected of committing multiple lewd acts...

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Laguna Hills elementary school honors top students in novel anti-bullying campaign

When a school resource officer, alarmed at an increase in bullying at an elementary school in Laguna Hills, came up with the idea of creating a program to curb such incidents, he needed a name that...

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OCSD identifies Jane Doe homicide victim after more than 31 years

For more than 31 years, the homicide victim had been just a number – one of the nearly 100 Jane and John Does in Orange County that investigators in the Coroner Division of the Orange County...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: January 17

On this week’s episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, Don Barnes was sworn in as the 13thSheriffat the Orange County Sheriff's Department, a Pasadena police officer celebrated his...

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Small things loom large at OC Crime Lab

The OC Crime Lab’s trace analysts focus on the details – the minute details, that is. Things like paint chips, hair, fibers, lightbulb filaments, and other microscopic evidence. Forensic...

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OCSD arrests man accused of two cold-case rapes in 1990s in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes on Friday announced the arrest of a 53-year old Highland man suspected of the 1995 kidnapping and rape of a 9-year-old girl in Lake Forest and 1998 rape of a...

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Don Barnes, sworn in as O.C.’s 13th sheriff, details five initiatives for his first term

When he became a deputy in 1989, Don Barnes had his badge pinned on him by then-Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates. Gates would go on to serve another decade as O.C. sheriff before ending his...

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