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Mission Viejo Police Services

200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Non-Emergency Dispatch: (949)770-6011    


The City of Mission Viejo contracts with the Orange County Sheriff's Department for Police Services. The Sheriff's Department is responsible for the protection of citizens, enforcement of laws, and crime prevention. Law enforcement services include patrol, general and special crime investigation, a Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.), a canine unit, five School Resource Officers (SROs), traffic enforcement, commercial vehicle enforcement, collision investigation, parking enforcement, and a crime prevention unit.

The Chief of Police is the Department Head for Public Safety and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of law enforcement services in the City.  Additional police services include a helicopter, S.W.A.T. team, bomb squad, mounted units, and a forensics bureau. Mission Viejo Police Services also participates in regional law enforcement programs with surrounding cities which include the Directed Enforcement Team (D.E.T.), Gang Enforcement Team (G.E.T.) and the Regional Narcotics Suppression Program (R.N.S.P.).

The City of Mission Viejo enjoys the reputation of being not only one of the safest cities in Orange County, but also the entire nation.  Since 2006, Mission Viejo has been ranked by the FBI annually as the safest city in California, and listed in the top ten safest communities in the nation for populations under 100, 000.


Message from the Chief of Police Services

The city of Mission Viejo has many wonderful attributes such as the outstanding schools, spacious parks, thriving businesses, and warm, friendly citizens. The city also has had one of the lowest crime rates per capita in the United States for the past twenty years. The citizens, business owners, city staff and elected officials have all lent a helping hand in making Mission Viejo one of the safest cities in America.

The deputies who make up the Mission Viejo Police Services team also take great pride in the community and work exceptionally hard to keep the city safe and secure. As the Chief of Police Services I promise that we will continue to work in partnership with the community to keep the crime rate low. The Mission Viejo City Council has had a tradition of making public safety a top priority and we at Mission Viejo Police Services are dedicated to providing a safe environment and a high quality of life. We will do this by providing top notch crime prevention programs, aggressively fighting crime, and being responsive to the needs of the citizens. It is a privilege to serve the community of Mission Viejo and I look forward to continuing the great tradition of superior law enforcement service.
Lieutenant Ken Binning


 Chief Binning