Just as we recognize that conflicts between citizens and agency employees can arise, we also realize that there are times when employees go above and beyond the call of duty.
Law enforcement employees, like everyone else, appreciate it when their good deeds are noticed. Too often they are remembered for the traffic tickets they issue or the arrests they make, and not for the thousands of helping hands they extend.
If an deputy or employee of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office provides services for which you feel they should be commended, please write the Sheriff a letter or note to that effect, giving your feelings on what the deputy or employee has done that deserves commendation.
The Sheriff will see that it gets to the employee and that a copy is placed in the employee’s personnel file. This boosts their morale and encourages them, and all other deputies and employees of the department to be more positive about themselves and the service they provide.