Community Services


The Community Services Office of the Orange County Sheriff's Department is designed to support and enhance existing programs and act as a drug education clearinghouse. The following programs are supported by this program:

  • Drug Liaison Officer (DLO) Program - This unique program is designed to create greater connectivity between the Sheriff’s Department and the citizens we serve by having a DLO assigned to each of our contract cities and unincorporated areas. The DLO is responsible for educating our youth, parents and educators about drug related issues and trends.

The Community Services Sergeant Mike Pixomatis speaks on current drug trends at seminar.

  • School Mobile Assessment and Resource Team (SMART) - The School Mobile Assessment and Resource Team is utilized in school situations or incidents related to violence, threats, possession and/or use of weapons, unstable behaviors, and suicidal actions or tendencies. SMART works in conjunction with school officials, the Probation Department, the District Attorney’s Office, and mental health agencies to help resolve safety issues and concerns involving all personnel associated to schools
  • Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Education (JADE) - Through innovative techniques and reality-based strategies based on the 12 step philosophy, JADE provides a drug and alcohol education program for youth ages 12-17. The parents/guardians that attend the program with the minor will be educated about current drug trends, symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse, and teen parenting tips.


Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens informs OC residences about
dangers on emerging drug trends.

  • Is Your Teen at Risk – This program is an ongoing collaborative effort between the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Orange County Fire Authority, California Highway Patrol, the Capistrano Unified School District, PTSA and others who serve our youth and are working together to educate the community on keeping our teens safe.
  • Pepperdine Resource, Youth Diversion, and Education (PRYDE) - The program provides services and resources that help youth and their families make positive changes in their lives as well as prevent first time youth offenders from entering the juvenile justice system. PRYDE emphasizes education, family involvement, and community support to give youth tools and opportunities to accomplish their goals.
  • Parent Project - The Parent Project is a parenting skills program designed specifically for parents with strong-willed or out-of-control children.
  • Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) - The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) was designed to support youth who have been involved in the juvenile justice system so that they have opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults.
  • Community Alliance Network (CAN) - is the prevention division of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County (NCADD-OC) and is dedicated to creating and implementing prevention strategies that denormalize the use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD). CAN acts as an educational outlet to the community and welcomes opportunities to collaborate with local agencies by providing services and materials.

For further information please contact Sgt. Mike Pixomatis at (714) 647-1806 or email.

Drug Use Is Life Abuse | P.O. Box 28 | Santa Ana, CA 92702