Awards - Deputy of the Year

Deputy Escobar

Deputy Escobar: Deputy Escobar began working in Lake Forest in November, 2016 as a patrol deputy. During his time in the city, Escobar also was part of our Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.). This team is comprised of two uniformed deputies that focus on specific issues in the city and works closely with other investigative details. 

While on S.E.T., Escobar was known to be an easy going, well rounded deputy while staying proactive. Besides numerous narcotics arrests, Escobar had seven recovered stolen vehicles. Out of those 7, 5 were occupied and the suspects were arrested. One of his most notable arrests this last year was when he made an arrest involving a large quantity of methamphetamine which led to federal agencies performing search warrants on suspected cartel runners in various Southern California Counties. 

When you speak with his peers and supervisors, you will find that Escobar is well liked and is known as a hard worker. He demonstrates great investigative skills and always follows through with each contact he makes. It is a pleasure to work with Escobar each day. We wish Ernesto the best in his future with the department.