About OCSD

The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department is a large, multi-faceted law enforcement agency served by approximately 3,800 sworn and professional staff members and over 800 reserve personnel. Sheriff Don Barnes delegates authority to his executive team made up of one Undersheriff, three Assistant Sheriffs, an Executive Director, four Commanders and one Senior Director who administer the daily activities of the captains and professional staff at the division head level.

The department consists of five organizational Commands comprised of 21 separate Divisions. The Executive Command includes Sheriff’s Executive Management, and Public Affairs; the Administrative Services Command includes Communications & Technology, Financial & Administrative Services, Research & Development and Support Services; the Custody Operations and Court Services Command include the three Jail Facilities in Orange County, and Inmate Services; the Field Operations & Investigations Command includes Airport Operations, Homeland Security, North and South Patrol Operations, Investigations, Coroner, Emergency Communications, Crime Lab, and Reserve & Volunteer Bureau; and the Professional Services Command includes Court Operations, Professional Standards, S.A.F.E., Training, and Community Programs.

Collectively, these Commands and Divisions provide services including land and sea based patrol, and investigative services to unincorporated county areas and to contract and task force partners at the city and county level. Additional services and responsibilities include but are not limited to; state and federal task force participation, operation and management of the Orange County jail system including contract services for I.C.E. detainees, emergency communications, forensic and coroner services, HR and personnel services, risk management and financial management.