Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime. Since 1972, when the National Sheriff’s Association implemented the program, Neighborhood Watch has meant neighbors watching out for each other, working on neighborhood problems, and making themselves safer by working with law enforcement. Community involvement is one of the most […]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy

The City of Aliso Viejo hosts a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy  on an annual basis. This course teaches participants basic emergency and disaster preparedness skills to enable them to take care of themselves, their families, neighbors, and coworkers in the event of an emergency or in the hours and days following a community-wide […]

Aliso Viejo Hazard Mitigation Plan

During the City’s history and before, inhabitants of the area have dealt with various natural hazards that affect the entire region. Historical data indicates that residents of the area have always confronted earth movements, fires, flooding and storms. It has never been possible to predict when these disasters will occur or the effects that they […]

Public Safety

The Public Safety Department includes the following Divisions: •    Law Enforcement •    Crime Prevention •    Animal Care Services •    Emergency Operations Plan Law Enforcement The City of Aliso Viejo is one of the safest cities in California and is known for its high quality of life and family-oriented community that includes a balance of residential, […]

Fire Prevention & Emergency Services

Fire Protection and Emergency Services for the City of Aliso Viejo are provided by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). The OCFA provides service to 23 of Orange County’s 34 cities as well as service to all unincorporated areas of the county. Along with providing emergency response to 9-1-1 calls, the OCFA provides fire inspections, […]

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I REPORT AN EMERGENCY OR A CRIME? For life-threatening emergencies or a crime in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately. For non-emergencies or to request a deputy to take a report for a crime, call Orange County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (949) 770-6011. I HAVE FILED A CRIME REPORT. NOW WHAT HAPPENS? From the time the […]

Explorer Post #449

In May of 1959, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department formed the first law enforcement explorer post in the nation, for career-oriented young adults, age 14 through 20.  Members are referred to as “Explorers”.  It is a co-educational, young adult program developed and supervised by local community organizations, businesses and individuals providing an opportunity for young […]

Police Volunteer Program

About PALS Team The City of Aliso Viejo’s Police Assistance Liaison Services is a volunteer program for mature adults over the age of 21.  Though PALS volunteers do not necessarily need to reside in the City, it is highly recommended that they reside near the Aliso Viejo area.  The volunteers are assigned operational and administrative […]

Crime Prevention

Aliso Viejo Police Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department strongly encourage Aliso Viejo residents to participate in Neighborhood Watch. For additional information about Neighborhood Watch, call 949-425-2564 or Neighborhood Watch. Information is also available on the National Crime Prevention Council’s website (www.ncpc.org) and the California Attorney General’s Office (www.oag.ca.gov).

Animal Care Services

Animal Care Services provides for the care, protection and control of animals that stray from their homes or are abused by their owners.  Since January of 2009, the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center has handled this function for the City of Aliso Viejo. The pro-humane facility at 28095 Hillcrest in Mission Viejo provides an array […]