Advanced Surveillance and Protection

The Advanced Surveillance and Protection team conducts specialty investigations, such as murder for hire and illegal weapons sales, which often require intelligence gathering, resource networking, undercover operations and electronic surveillance. They gather and analyze intelligence regarding organized criminal syndicates and perform threat assessments and threat management regarding threats against Orange County employees.

The team performs dignitary protection, as needed, often in cooperation with the United States Secret Service, United States Capitol Police, California Highway Patrol and Department of State. These events include; conducting site advances, planning personal protection of the visiting dignitary, and planning travel routes/motorcades.

The Advanced Surveillance and Protection team monitors subjects on the Armed Prohibited Persons system (APPs) and works in conjunction with the courts, probation department and the California Department of Justice/Bureau of Firearms to collect data on the APPs subjects. Investigators will regularly conduct site checks on these subjects to verify compliance with the court orders.