The Field Operations Bureau, under the command of Deputy Chief Doug McGeachy, is the largest and most visible component of the Santa Ana Police Department. The Field Operations Bureau is comprised of Patrol and a number of specialized units who serve the community as first responders to a myriad of incidents. The men and women assigned to the Field Operations Bureau take pride in serving our residents, businesses and visitors through a Community Oriented Policing approach using the Department’s Mission, Vision and Values as guiding principles.
The mission of the Field Operations Bureau is to ensure the safety and security of all people in Santa Ana. Our mission is accomplished by providing responsive and professional public safety services to the community, utilizing a problem solving approach in partnership with community members through prevention, suppression, and apprehension strategies. The Field Operations Bureau, which serves as the field services delivery backbone of the Santa Ana Police Department, continues to live up to its commitment with characteristic hard work and dedication. The men and women of this bureau place themselves in harm's way, each and every day, to keep residents, visitors, and businesses safe. These same personnel utilized a problem solving approach to eliminate or reduce the impact on entrenched community problems.
The Field Operations Bureau is composed of two divisions: