Police Services

COVID-19 Update

The City of Aliso Viejo has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is actively communicating with state and county health officials to identify and implement appropriate mitigation measures.  Under Executive Order N-33-20 issued by Governor Newsom on March 19, 2020, City facilities are closed to the public until further notice.  City staff is working remotely and will continue to provide essential services related to the health, safety and welfare of the community.  This information is subject to change and we will work to provide timely updates as they become available.

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.


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


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.