History of the
Orange County Marshal's Department


The Marshal’s Department also provides the Judges with threat assessment and special security. The Judicial Protection Unit (JPU) will assess threat information to determine the potential danger and, if necessary, provide appropriate protective services.

Another of the important duties of the Marshal is to bring people to court who are subjects of conservatee hearings. These people are institutionalized in mental hospitals throughout the State and must be transported to court for their hearings. Last year this detail transported over 1,445 conservatees to court, logging 61,540 miles.

The Department performs required background investigations on applicants for service in the Orange County Grand Jury. Each year, this detail performs background investigations on approximately 90 potential applicants.



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