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Crime Prevention & Volunteer Programs
The Reserve Bureau has been called upon to take the lead in many of the Crime Prevention duties throughout the unincorporated areas of Orange County. The Professional Services Responders have been busy conducting Neighborhood Watch meetings in Rossmoor, El Modena, Cowan Heights and Yorba Linda. We are in the process of expanding the programs into the south unincorporated areas with the assistance of the Training Reserve Unit headed by Reserve Captain John Degidio.
Our Crime Prevention Unit has been training to give presentations to homeowner associations and community groups in all of the unincorporated areas of Orange County. Since May of 2009 they have donated over 2,000 hours of service to the Department and the citizens of Orange County. It is this dedication to service by these members of the Sheriff’s Department’s Reserve Bureau that helps keep a lower crime rate and a higher quality of life for the residents of Orange County.
The goals for the Crime Prevention Unit are many, however unification of Orange County Sheriff's Department, contract cities and volunteer programs is the ultimate goal. Regular training programs are being scheduled for the Crime Prevention Unit. Police Services Lieutenants are being consulted to establish goals and formalize strategies to meet the needs of the department and the communities. Orange County Sheriff's Department crime prevention resource materials are being developed for departmental use. The Crime Prevention Unit will provide direction in creating and maintaining community partnerships and developing positive liaisons within all county communities.
For more information on joining the Reserves, see our Join Our Reserve Team page, or call the Reserve Office: 714-566-2711.