Sheriff’s Services for 630,000 Residents Up for Approval

Deals to provide county sheriff services to 13 cities are all up for approval by county supervisors Tuesday.

Cities are offered a menu of services to purchase or not purchase, such as extra traffic-enforcement deputies.

The sheriff contracts range from $91 per resident in Laguna Woods and $135 in Yorba Linda to $231 per resident in Laguna Hills and $297 in Dana Point.

(Click here to see per-capita costs of the sheriff’s contracts by city.)

The round of contract approvals covers the cities of Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Yorba Linda, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Stanton, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods and Villa Park.

In all, the cities are home to about 630,000 people, and the contracts are worth $113 million.

For the largest city covered by sheriff’s deputies, Mission Viejo, the sheriff’s cost is increasing by $1.3 million, or 8 percent, over the current year.

The agreements are up for approval by county supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m.

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