A Daily Thought

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Red Flag Warning for Orange County

A Safety Bulletin (Source: Orange County, CA Sheriff's Department)

This was just released to the Orange County Sheriff Department Facebook Page:



Banks in Yorba Linda and Laguna Niguel were robbed Monday morning. After reviewing surveillance video of the robberies, OCSD and FBI investigators believe both robberies were committed by the same man known as the "gone plaid bandit." He fled the scenes on a skateboard. Anyone with information is asked to call (949) 939-8699 or submit a tip via Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or occrimestoppers.org. Read more at http://www.ocregister.com/news/bank-504336-linda-robberies.html
Banks in Yorba Linda and Laguna Niguel were robbed Monday morning. After reviewing surveillance video of the robberies, OCSD and FBI investigators believe both robberies were committed by the same man known as the "gone plaid bandit."  He fled the scenes on a skateboard.  Anyone with information is asked to call (949) 939-8699 or submit a tip via Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or occrimestoppers.org.  Read more at http://www.ocregister.com/news/bank-504336-linda-robberies.html

Monday, April 15, 2013

On The Tragedy in Boston

The news from Boston has been horrific.     Our Sheriff's Department has gone on heightened alert as a result of it as noted by Sheriff Hutchins in her comments as reported on the Orange County Sheriff  Department Website.   It must also be noted that The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign encourages citizens to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement. Visit their website and watch the video here:

http://www.dhs.gov/files/reportincidents/see-something-say-something.shtm

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Safe Schools: A Priority in South Orange County

As the debate over Gun Control rages on at the National Level, it is gratifying to note how Capistrano Unified School District has had policies and procedures in place to be ready to insure that the 53,000 children who attended the almost 90 facilities throughout the District are safe and will continue to remain safe.

I recently attended a meeting with the Director of Safety for the District.   He laid out a detailed presentation on the incident command system they have implemented in line with the National Incident Management System developed at the Federal Level to deal with emergencies.    They have developed a very close working relationship with the Orange County Sheriff's Department to identify early at risk youth.    There are regular Security Assessments.     It was gratifying to see a sense of purpose in this on-going effort.