Sandra Hutchens

Secretary, OC GRIP, Orange County District Sherrif-Coroner

Sandra Hutchens

Secretary, OC GRIP
Orange County Sheriff- Coroner

With more than thirty-three years of service in law enforcement, Sheriff Hutchens possesses invaluable experience in nearly every facet of law enforcement. She has established a reputation as a highly skilled executive manager who effectively directs myriad law enforcement resources needed to provide front line law enforcement services on a regional level.

Sheriff Hutchens leads more than 3,800 sworn and professional men and women, including those who serve in Orange County’s five jails, which collectively comprise the eighth largest jail system in the nation. Her department provides direct patrol services to more than 700,000 residents within the county’s unincorporated areas and via contract to twelve municipal cities, the County’s three harbors, John Wayne Airport, and the Orange County Transportation Agency.

Sheriff Hutchens has set very high ethical standards for department members and continually strives to build cross-cultural partnerships and foster solid community relations that contribute to increased public safety and social betterment. As a firm believer in crime prevention through effective community outreach, she plays a key role as Director of the Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership. She is proud to be partnered with the office of the Orange County District Attorney in the fight against violent street gangs.

“Through GRIP we not only reach at-risk youth between fourth and eighth grades, but we connect with their families and schools to provide supportive environments at and away from home. The number of children, families and communities that have been positively affected through GRIP has been impressive and we see great potential for the future of this program and our youth. The men and woman of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are committed to this successful program.”

OC Grip Board of Directors