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Orange County Sheriff's Department to patrol Yorba Linda

January 4, 2013 |  4:51 pm

As of midnight Friday, Yorba Linda will see a change of guard in its city policing services.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will take over patrolling the city of about 60,000, replacing the Brea Police Department, which policed the area for more than 40 years.

Yorba Linda could save as much as $3 million per year after it pays down start-up costs due to the new contract, said Lt. Bob Wren, the chief of police services.

Residents will see deputies in green uniforms instead of the dark-blue uniforms worn by the Brea officers, Wren said. Patrol cars will be black and white and bear the Yorba Linda city seal on the doors.

The city agreed to accept the Sheriff’s Department contract in April. Multiple agencies, including the Anaheim Police Department and the Placentia Police Department, bid for the contract. 

Yorba Linda is the 13th Orange County city to contract with the Sheriff’s Department.

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