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Programs & Services
Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services is committed to working in partnership with our local businesses to prevent crime. Modeled after the widely recognized Neighborhood Watch program, Business Watch encourages businesses to work together and with law enforcement to prevent crime in the business community. This cooperative program is successful because owners and employees watch out for each other, share information on emerging crime trends and help develop crime prevention strategies. Together we can make a successful crime fighting team.
Rancho Santa Margarita's Child Safety Deputy is available to provide presentations regarding cyber safety and anti-bullying.
Drug Use is Life Abuse
Find programs related to drug education and awareness information.
Although emergencies cannot be prevented, steps are in place to help mitigate the impact of disaster in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.
This program provides young adults (age 14-21) with the opportunity to assist the Orange County Sheriff's Department in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Guest Speakers / Presentations
Experienced police personnel are available to deliver presentations on crime-related topics.
Hate Crime Information
Access the Orange County Human Relations website for information on how to report a hate crime, victim assistance resources and programs.
Learn more about California's Megan's Law, which provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local community may protect themselves and their children.
This crime prevention program enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their neighborhood.
Orange County Crime Stoppers
Orange County Crime Stoppers allows citizens to anonymously report potential criminal activity and/or supply information regarding suspects of crimes.
Parking Citation Payments & Information
Check the status of your citation and pay online using the Citation Processing Center website.
Proof of Correction Sign-Off
You can attain a "proof of correction" at City Hall / Police Services.
Review Crime Statistics
Search "crime by area" and review crime statistics to compare crime type frequencies against last year as well as year-to-date totals.
Safety & Crime Prevention Resources
Find links to safety-related brochures and websites.
Residents can stay up-to-date on local law enforcement news by checking out the Sheriff's Blotter.
Sheriff's Department Ride Along Program
Find information related to the OCSD Ride Along Program in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Vacation Home Checks
Vacation home checks are provided free of charge and involves a physical check of the residence to ensure that no windows or doors have been opened or tampered with while you are away on business or vacation.