Police 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.


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.