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Message from Orange County Sheriff Jerry L. Demings


Please continue to be aware of your surroundings and suspicious persons/vehicles in your communities. Please lock your vehicles and homes, and make sure garage doors are closed.


We appreciate the help we get from the eyes and ears that our communities provide us, as we as Law Enforcement cannot do this job without you.

Please take a moment to view the message listed below from Sheriff Demings in reference to the recent terror attacks in the United States.

To The Citizens and Visitors of Orange County:

On Friday, December 4th, Orange County Sheriff Jerry L. Demings delivered a press conference based on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, and it serves as a grim reminder on how important it is to remain vigilant in our communities. Although the Orange County Sheriff's Office remains highly trained and ready to respond to any suspicious activity, we also rely on members of the community to help us identify suspicious circumstances and people. Sheriff Demings stresses the importance of getting to know your neighbors and encourages everyone to report suspicious activity or suspicious people to your local law enforcement agency.

To see Sheriff Demings’ press conference click on the links below:

Specifically with regards to terrorism, listed below are some indicators which would warrant a call to your local law enforcement agency.

  • Someone suspiciously recording or taking photographs of critical infrastructures.

  • People attempting to gain information about military and/or law enforcement operations.

  • Suspicious transactions involving large cash payments, deposits, or withdrawals.

  • Acquisition of suspicious quantities of weapons and ammunition.

  • Possession of explosives or explosive materials.

  • Possession of unauthorized military and/or law enforcement uniforms or badges.

  • Individuals attempting to enter or actually entering a restricted area or protected site without authorization.

  • Adoption of new lifestyles, changes in appearance, and/or segregation from normal peer and family groups.

  • Communicating with known extremists or radicals.

  • Anti-government sentiments on social media sites.

The above circumstances are by no means all inclusive. We must work together to identify, report, and investigate suspicious activity. Together, we can make a difference!

For more information please visit our website at www.ocso.com or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at www.djs.gov.

Thanks, and have a wonderful Season, MD Christi Vest, FCPP Orange County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit Sector Three Office: 407-254-6805


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