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Crime Prevention

  • The Crime Prevention Division of the Orange County Sheriff's Office sponsors many programs that are aimed at educating the public on matters of home security, safety, self-protection, drug prevention and awareness.  Community Watch, D.A.R.E., and C.A.R.E., are examples of a few of the programs offered by our Crime Prevention Division.    

  • COMMUNITY WATCH is a crime prevention program, which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with our agency to reduce the opportunity for crime to occur in their communities. 

  • Deputy Butch Clark is in charge of this division.  Dep. Clark assists communities in organizing their own individual community watch group.  Residents are asked to be active in community watch, to be alert to suspicious vehicles or people in their neighborhoods and most importantly, report anything they see which is out of the ordinary. We encourage the community watch groups to participate in operation identification and offer security surveys of their homes. These residents who actively participate are our extra "eyes" and "ears" for the sheriff's office.  

  • D.A.R.E. is now an international joint effort by police and sheriff's offices to provide children with a drug education and prevention program.  D.A.R.E. is in all fifty states and in several foreign countries.  This is our 12th year with the program.  Deputies who are certified to teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum are Deputy Butch Clark, Deputy Hal Durham, Deputy London Ivey, Lt.Troy Comar, Investigator Tina Rimmer, and Deputy Christy Faircloth.

  • House Check/Close Patrols

    Sheriff's Patrol Deputies provide the services of either House Checks or Close Patrols for Citizens who leave their homes for one reason or, business trips, etc.. To effect this service, just call 644-3050 or 942-6300 to speak with a Deputy on duty, at the Sheriff's Office, or, if you see a Deputy on Patrol, he will be happy to "write up" your request. Keep in mind that Citizens help make these services more effective by requesting them 2-3 days in advance of their leaving.