OC Supervisor Andrew Do Hosting Orange County Crime Stopper Event

In an effort to keep Orange County’s neighborhoods safe, Supervisor Andrew Do is hosting a free Orange County Crime Stopper event to educate the public on steps we can take to fight crime.

The free event, held on September 29, will highlight ways that residents can protect ourselves, our families and our homes from petty thieves to violent predators.

“As the state puts more career criminals back on the street, it’s vital that we take action to keep our neighborhoods safe,” said Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who has made public safety the county’s top budget priority. “We may not be able to change the state’s criminal “catch-and-release” program, but we can take action to make sure that we don’t become a victim.”

He added, “From my days as an Orange County prosecutor, I know that there are small steps that everyone can take to help law enforcement catch violent predators.”

Crime Stopper Event: Law Enforcement, Self-Defense Experts

Speakers at the Orange County Crime Stopper event will include experts on California’s Megan’s Law sexual predator database as well as representatives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, and the Community Services Programs Victims Assistance Group.

Earlier this year, OC Supervisor hosted a public safety townhall to discuss the growing problem of Orange County crime.

In addition to law enforcement experts, Master Dang from the Westminster Teshinkai Aikido Dojo will offer a self-defense demonstration on how to defend yourself if attacked by an assailant.

OC Supervisor Andrew Do: Public Safety Commitment

Earlier this year, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do co-hosted an Orange County Public Safety Townhall with Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. More than a hundred residents turned out for the free eventthat was moderated by Orange County Register Opinion Editor Brian Calle.

The April event focused on the public policies and state laws that are contributing to Orange County’s rising crime rate. According to the Orange County Register’s analysis of law enforcement data, crime in Orange County has risen 23 percent in the past year – with some cities experiencing nearly a 50 percent surge in property crime. It’s the largest increase in crime in the past decade.