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Orange County Sheriff’s Department provides lowest per-capita cost police services in the county, analysis finds

SANTA ANA, CA–January 19, 2016 – The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs is pleased to report the Orange County Sheriff’s Department overwhelmingly provides police services to its contract cities at the lowest per capita cost in Orange County, according to an in- house analysis of the cost of providing police services.

On average, Sheriff’s contract cities pay just $195 per resident for police services compared to the average $362 per resident other cities in Orange County pay for their police departments, according to an analysis of 2014-2015 Fiscal Year budgets. The city of Yorba Linda, which has been contracting with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department since January 2013, pays just $139 per resident, the lowest of Orange County’s 34 cities. Laguna Beach residents, in comparison, pay $656 per resident for the Laguna Beach police department, the highest per- capita cost in Orange County.

“Our deputies take great pride in serving the residents of Orange County and all of our contract cities,” said Tom Dominguez, president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. “Not only do we provide exceptional service to the taxpayer, but it is especially rewarding to see in black and white that we are able to deliver that service at the lowest cost to our contract city partners.”

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs represents more than 2,800 active, retired and extra-help deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators who proudly serve the more than 3.1 million people who call Orange County home.

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