Police Services

COVID-19 Notice

On November 16, Governor Newsom announced immediate actions by the State to slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions included moving Orange County back into Tier 1 (Purple/Widespread) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and implementing a limited stay at home order for counties in Tier 1.

Due to the actions taken by Governor Newsom, the City of Aliso Viejo is closing City Hall to the public beginning Monday, November 23. City staff will continue to remain available via email and telephone during regular business hours.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience to our residents, and we thank you for your understanding during this time. The health and safety of our residents is our first priority, and the City will continue to communicate the latest information and details as they emerge. 

Click here for the latest status of local facilities and services.

Department Overview

The City of Aliso Viejo is one of the safest cities in California and is known for its high quality of life and family-oriented community that includes a balance of residential, recreational and business opportunities along with award-winning schools and pristine parks.

Staff

The City contracts with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for its law enforcement needs. The Chief of Police Services is responsible for the day-to-day operation of law enforcement services in the City, managing a staff of:

  • 1 Crime Prevention Specialist
  • 1 Emergency Management Coordinator
  • 17.65 Deputies (Patrol, Traffic Motor, School Resource Officer, Special Enforcement Team and Directed Enforcement Team)
  • 2 Community Service Officers
  • 1.5 Investigators
  • 2.33 Sergeants

Responsibilities

The Sheriff’s Department is responsible for providing for the protection of citizens, the enforcement of laws and crime prevention. Law enforcement services include:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Patrol
  • Traffic Accident Analysis and Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement

Specialized Units

The Sheriff’s Department also provides the City with specialized units when necessary including:

  • Canine Patrol
  • Computer Crimes
  • Economic Crimes
  • Family Violence
  • Forensic Science Services
  • Gang Enforcement
  • Hazardous Devices
  • Helicopter Patrol
  • Homicide Detail
  • Major Accident Reconstruction Team
  • Mounted Patrol
  • Narcotics Detail
  • Sex Crimes
  • Tactical Support Team/Hostage Negotiations
  • Terrorism Early Warning Group

Traffic Safety

Traffic safety provides routine traffic patrol to encourage motorists and pedestrians to comply with traffic laws and ordinances. When necessary, citations and/or warnings for violations are issued. Traffic accidents are investigated and their circumstances recorded and analyzed.

Additional Information

More information is available on the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website.