May Wake Up! Newport – Public Safety Update with O.C. Sheriff Don Barnes


Date(s) - 05/02/2024
7:00 am - 8:30 am


Newport Beach Community Room
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
May Wake Up!  Newport - Public Safety Update with O.C. Sheriff Don Barnes
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This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.

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Sheriff Don Barnes began his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1989. In 2018, he was elected the 13th Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County. Sheriff Barnes leading initiatives are aimed at reducing the prevalence of drugs in our neighborhoods, enhancing school safety, mitigating the impacts of homelessness, and advocating for the restoration of accountability in our criminal justice system.

Sheriff Barnes leads almost 4,000 sworn and professional women and men who work in diverse areas including Patrol Operations, Criminal and Special Investigations, the County’s Crime Lab and Courts, the Coroner’s Office, and Orange County’s five jails, which collectively comprise one of the nation’s largest jail systems. The department provides direct patrol services to more than 783,000 residents within the county’s unincorporated areas and contracts with 13 municipal cities, the County’s three harbors, John Wayne Airport, and the Orange County Transportation Agency.

The Sheriff serves as 1st vice-president of the California State Sheriffs’ Association and as the chair of the association’s Technology Committee. At the national level, he is chair of the Major County Sheriffs of America’s Intelligence Commander Group, which works to ensure open communication amongst local, state and federal law enforcement regarding threats such as terrorism, drug trafficking and cyberattacks. Within the community, Sheriff Barnes serves on the board of Laura’s House, a local organization which provides domestic violence related shelter, services and counseling.

Sheriff Barnes has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of
Public Administration. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute, USC’s CREATE Program on Counter-Terrorism, the Senior Management Institute for Policing, and IACP’s Leadership in Police Organizations.

Sheriff Barnes has also been an instructor at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Regional Training Academy and adjunct faculty for the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Management School through California State University, Long Beach.