Message from the Chief

Lt. McCulloch

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are dedicated to providing exceptional police services to the residents of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.  We strive to achieve our core values of Integrity without compromise; Service above self; Professionalism in the performance of duty; and Vigilance in safeguarding our community.

I feel honored to have been selected as the Chief of Police Services for the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.  Over the past 20 years, I have worked in this city in a variety of capacities including patrol, investigations and as an investigative supervisor.  I have experienced the unwavering support from the community and I look forward to continuing to build on the close relationship between the public and Police Services.

Rancho Santa Margarita is one of the safest communities in the country and our Police Services staff will continue to dedicate themselves to maintain that high standard.  We aspire to engage with the public and be responsive to our resident’s requests.  Our dedicated staff will work hard to ensure the public’s safety while continuing to proactively address issues that adversely affect our local businesses and the quality of life for the residents.
Thank you for your support!

Lieutenant John McCulloch
Chief of Police Services