Tag Archive for Orange County Sheriff’s Department

OC Budget Battle Begins Today

Today, June 9, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin hearings on the more than $5 billion county budget. With anticipated revenue sharply down and the state legislature looking at borrowing from local governments to cover their deficit, this year’s process is shaping up to be very painful. County staff are…

Chris Norby – Quite Simply BAT CRAZY!

Fourth District Supervisor Chris Norby has always been a bit eccentric. Whether it is his knack for delivering unsolicited history lessons or his rambling rants, usually I simply pass off his eccentricity with the thought, “that’s Norby.” Known for taking mid-afternoon naps behind the Old Courthouse bushes, Thursday Norby crossed the line over into lulu-land. Tony Saavedra over at…

OC Board of Supes – Just losing it!

At yesterday’s Board of Supes meeting the Board was all bunched up over the text messages some of the Sheriff’s staff had sent to each other during the January 13th Board of Supervisors Meeting. In addition Supervisor’s Nguyen and Norby are ready to explode over the sheriff’s decision to not provide the Board with all…

Jail Audit Stumps The OC Board of Supervisors

From the Orange County Register Jail Audit report lands with a thud November 25th, 2008, 6:37 pm by NORBERTO SANTANA JR. When Sheriff Sandra Hutchens told county supervisors this summer that she was going to set up a comprehensive jail audit, many started salivating…and having dreams about cheaper correctional officers or maybe even private prisons. But…

More on Hutchens Command Staff and CCW Permits

In addition to introducing her Command Staff (Org Chart) (Bio’s), Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens opened her presser today by addressing her draft policy on CCW permits. Initial reaction to her intention to review the existing 1,100 permits from Republican circles was swift and critical. Although Hutchens had made it clear that she was simply…

Sheriff Names Her Team

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has named her command staff today. The Undersheriff will be John Scott, with more than thirty-six years of law enforcement experience. Prior to his retirement from the LASD, Undersheriff Scott served as Division Chief of the Custody Operations Division. Assistant Sheriff Jack Anderson stays on directing a new division of Administration. Assistant…