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Reserve Lieutenant and K9 Honored

Reserve Lieutenant Doug Williams joined in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department on January 11, 1994. He is currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Reserve Unit, though he has always worked patrol operations throughout his career in law enforcement. In January 2009, Doug became a Narcotic Detection K-9 handler and began working with his new partner, a Belgian Malinois named “Luna”.

That same year, Doug and “Luna” became part of Aliso Viejo Police Services. As a reserve unit, they would patrol the city assisting deputies in the field, answering calls for service, or initiating vehicle stops. They were frequently called up to assist with narcotic searches of vehicles and homes. Over their 4-years of service to the City, Doug and “Luna” volunteered nearly 600 hours of their time to keeping Aliso Viejo safe and reducing narcotic activity in the city. They conducted approximately 70 searches locating drugs such as methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. Together they were instrumental in 16 felony arrests in Aliso Viejo alone that may have otherwise gone undetected if not for their service.