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The Investigations Division is comprised of the Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations and Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC). The division is designated to investigate specific criminal actions which have occurred within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Department as well as supporting investigations at the local, state and federal level through cooperation with partner agencies.

At the ready to respond any hour of the day, OC Sheriff investigators stay steadfast in their mission to create safer communities. Investigative teams specialize in a wide variety of disciplines from working undercover operations to interrupting narcotics trafficking to thwarting cyber criminals’ attempts to extort funds from unsuspecting victims.