Southwest Operations

 
Sheriff's Non-Emergency Dispatch:
714-647-7000 or 949-770-6011
 
Captain John Coppock

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southwest Operations Division is to preserve life and property, protect the constitutional rights of individuals, and maintain order. We will earn the respect of all people by maintaining a knowledgeable, responsive, well-trained and accountable workforce that performs their duties and responsibilities with fairness, tolerance, and equality.

The Southwest Operations Division of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department proudly serves the southwest region of Orange County including the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano. The division serves a geographic area of responsibility that spans over 72 square miles including 18 miles of Pacific coastline. The Southwest Operations Division provides law enforcement services to more than 296,000 residents and routinely responds to an average of 97,000+ calls for service every year. The Sheriff’s Department’s effective partnership with our contract city partners has resulted in these cities being consistently ranked in the top 100 safest cities in America.
 
The Southwest station, located at 11 Journey in the City of Aliso Viejo, has served the region since 1996 and provides valuable services to area residents including crime reporting, fingerprinting, and mandated Department of Justice registration. The station supports 270 sworn and professional staff and houses Southwest Operations support personnel, Southwest Investigations, the Regional Traffic Office, and several other specialized investigative teams.