In partnership with federal, state and local law enforcement partners, the mission of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Joint Terrorism Task Force is to prevent, investigate and effectively and efficiently respond to a potential terrorist threat. The Task Force is responsible for collecting, analyzing and sharing critical information and intelligence related to any investigation occurring in or affecting the Orange County area.
In order to prevent, investigate and respond to a potential terrorist threat more effectively, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department teamed with the FBI and other local police agencies in forming the Orange County Joint Terrorism Task Force (OC JTTF). OCJTTF is one of sixty-six JTTF’s across the United States and the 3rd largest in the nation. This task force is an intricate influence in the war on terror. Team members are tasked with collecting, analyzing and sharing critical information and intelligence involving matters related to any terrorism investigation occurring in or affecting the Orange County area. Task Force Members have undergone extensive background checks and training in FBI and Homeland Security protocol. In addition, because of legislation in effect such as the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, staff assigned to the JTTF.