Board of Supervisors Approves Sheriff’s Department Services to Contract Services
(Portions courtesy of OC Sheriff’s Department)
The Board of Supervisors voted to approve FY 2015-2016 agreements with 13 cities that contract with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) for their law enforcement services. Two of these cities, Yorba Linda and Villa Park, are located in the Third District. The Sheriff’s Department provides each of these cities with outstanding law enforcement services. Such services contribute to the high level of public safety we enjoy throughout Orange County. Contracting with OCSD is a cost efficient use of taxpayer dollars, as cities are able to save on the large overhead costs that would be needed to operate their own individual departments.
Villa Park has contracted with the Sheriff’s Department since 1962. The city currently has a five year agreement with OCSD for law enforcement services. The Board’s action provides for approval of the third year of that agreement. The service level FY 2015-16 includes four deputy sheriff patrol positions, half an investigator position and regional/shared staff. The total cost to the City of Villa Park for the FY 2015-16 contract is $1,285,493. The partial Investigator position reflects a cost sharing partnership with the County which results in cost savings and efficiencies.
Yorba Linda has contracted with the Sheriff’s Department since 2013. The city currently has a five year agreement with OCSD for law enforcement services. The Board’s action provides for approval of the third year of that agreement. The service level for FY 2015-2016 includes one Lieutenant, five Sergeants, 21 Deputy Sheriffs for patrol, three motorcycle Deputy Sheriffs, two Deputy Sheriff for a community support unit including a school resource officer, three Investigators, one Investigative Assistant, two Community Services Officers for parking and traffic enforcement, one Crime Prevention Specialist, one Office Specialist, extra help and regional/shared staff. The total cost to the City of Yorba Linda for FY 2015-16 is $9,426,452.