Sheriff's Department

OCEA members in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are represented by union stewards and a professional staff of labor relations representatives. Standing together, every OCEA member in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department plays a role in achieving better wages, retirement security and fair rights on the job.

The information below is a resource for all OCEA members in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Below, you will find a list of stewards and staff representatives for OCEA members assigned to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. You’ll also find the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is the negotiated union contract that sets forth the wages, hours and working conditions guiding your employment. And you can also find updates and news from OCEA about what’s happening in your agency and across the County.

Another Benefit of OCEA Membership: Peace Officer Protective League / PORAC Legal Defense Fund (LDF)

Whether you are the target of a civil or criminal action, or are involved in a critical incident, the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Legal Defense Fund has your back. This legal insurance is only available to eligible job classifications. Find out more information about the OCEA POPL / PORAC LDF here

Stay informed: Union news that affects you!

County Negotiations Update: May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, May 24 for our sixth formal negotiations session. You can read our last recap here. You can also review the video from our May 11 virtual membership meeting where OCEA Lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provided an overview of negotiations.

DEADLINE IS TONIGHT: Improved Retiree Healthcare Selection

May 18, 2023

Effective June 16, 2023, the County is transitioning from the current Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. The deadline to make your choice regarding the HRA is 11:59 p.m. tonight, Thurs., May 18.

OCEA VIDEO UPDATE: Here's the Current State of Negotiations

May 12, 2023

OCEA’s General Manager and lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provides an overview of the current status of negotiations. Make no mistake—the OCEA Negotiations Team is fighting to secure a good contract for you and your co-workers!

REMINDER: Negotiations Virtual Meeting this Thursday, May 11

May 9, 2023

To provide a more comprehensive overview of where negotiations stand and to answer any questions, the negotiations team will hold a Virtual Membership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Mother's Day Sweeptakes

May 8, 2023

Congratulations to these OCEA members who have each won a $100 Gift Card to for Mother's Day from Orange County's Credit Union.

Improved Retiree Healthcare Selection Deadline is May 18!

May 8, 2023

Effective June 16, 2023, the County is transitioning from the current Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. You have two options: 1) ROLLOVER the value of your Retiree Medical Grant to an HRA or 2) RETAIN the frozen Retiree Medical Grant. The deadline to make this choice is by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 18.

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Pedro Arrambide
Matias Bahena
Scott Becker
Phil Bribiesca
Felicia Burke
Ian Carmona
Alan Cleveland
Justine Collins
Demian Cortez
Robert Creasy
Dan Edwards
Anjali Essoe
Sean Fowler
Leslie Gallant
Christina Guza
Israel Hernandez
Curtis Heye
Matthew Hunter
Laurie Kennedy
Dave Klein
Jessica Martinez
Francisco Elias Medina
Diana Morrison
Annette Ortega
Matthew Padilla
Maximiliano Pagliaretti
Marika Patterson
Ken Querol
Ed Ramos
David Rapponotti
Robert Reckers
Julio Robles
Janessa Rosa
Jose Salazar
Trevor Scott
Robert Smith
Darci Stumph
Arvie Tinio
Lesley Trejo
Nancy Trumpower
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Danielle Chau

Labor Relations Representative

Aaron Peardon

Senior Labor Relations Representative