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Lieutenant Tom Behrens Chief of Police Services City of Laguna Hills
City of Laguna Hills Overview
The City of Laguna Hills is located in South Orange County between Los Angeles and San Diego. The City currently encompasses 6.4 square miles with a population of 31,017. Although the majority of the City is comprised of residential neighborhoods, it's home to over 500 businesses with a strong commercial base anchored by the regional Laguna Hills Mall, the Oakbrook Village Shopping Center, and Saddleback Memorial Hospital.
Laguna Hills incorporated as a City in 1991 after living a rich history in the 1800 and 1900's as vast ranch lands for cattle grazing. As population expansion headed south, Orange County found itself populated largely by new residential developments. This fast growth brought the need for business opportunities, City governments, and expanded police services.
Laguna Hills, along with several other South County cities, contracts with the Orange County Sheriff's Department for police services. This agreement enables our City to enjoy a full spectrum of law enforcement services including a full-time police force, investigative services, vehicle abatement, crime prevention activities, traffic enforcement, and accident investigations.
Lieutenant Tom Behrens is currently assigned as the Chief of Police Services for Laguna Hills. Laguna Hills Police Services' mission is to provide responsive, professional, and caring law enforcement to all our citizens. As one of the safest cities in the Country, our police services prides itself on our working partnership with the community including Neighborhood Watch and Speed Watch programs, a planned Business Watch program, and School Resource programs designed to educate and build a stronger partnership with our youth.