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Law Enforcement Torch Run supporting Special Olympics Southern California kicks off planning efforts at OCSD Training Center

Local law enforcement agencies and Special Olympics representatives gathered April 3 for a kick-off meeting for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, an event that last year raised $1.3 million with...

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OCSD hosts annual helicopter training exercise for K9s

Orange County Sheriff’s Department apprehension K9s paid a visit to the agency’s Loma Ridge facility on March 28 for some rural-area training with the Air Support team. Part of an annual joint...

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OCSD Bomb Squad makes beeping eggs for visually-impaired children at Newport Dunes Easter egg hunt

Seventy children from the Blind Children's Learning Center spent the Friday morning of Easter weekend hunting for beeping eggs built by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Bomb...

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O.C. Sheriff's Department adds two new members to agency – the four-legged kind

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department welcomed a couple of new employees on March 20. But instead of a swearing-in ceremony, the happy pair was greeted with cuddles and head scratches. Rodin,...

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OCSD professional staff employees learn about all facets of agency during academy

This Friday, 28 employees of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will tour the coroner’s office to get an up-close look at the fascinating --- and, for some people --- disturbing world of...

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OCSD employee won't let recent health diagnosis stop her from proudly walking on

If at first you don’t succeed, fix your ponytail and try again Deena Fulghum has that slogan hanging up in her office in the Communication and Technology division of the Orange County Sheriff’s...

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Six deputies at Women’s Central Jail to run in uniform to honor fallen first responders

The air in the gym is a tad stuffy and the ventilation isn’t great, but that’s not stopping six deputies dressed in their Class As from getting in a workout. A couple of them hit the...

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Special Victims Detail investigator for OCSD honored for work on toughest of cases

As an investigator on the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Detail, Edoardo Arredondo has to separate his personal feelings from the ugly allegations of every case that comes...

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OCSD hosts active-shooter scenario for SWAT forces, tactical bomb technicians

Teams of gunmen roamed the top three floors of the office building as several terrified hostages sat motionless, explosives wired to their chairs. Dozens of SWAT team members and tactical bomb...

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OCSD medics train to treat K9s injured in the line of duty

Standing near the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Duke 6 helicopter, the medics stood around 5-year-old Cento, a Belgian Malinois, petting and encouraging him. Fortunately, Cento wasn’t in...

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