Orange County swears in first new sheriff in two decades

Artera brings three decades of law enforcement experience to the position. Arteta began his time in the sheriff’s office as a correction officer in 1992.

News 12 Staff

Jan 2, 2023, 9:34 PM

Updated 512 days ago

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Orange County officially has a new sheriff.
Paul Arteta was sworn in Sunday as the county’s 46th sheriff in a special ceremony.
Artera brings three decades of law enforcement experience to the position. Arteta began his time in the sheriff’s office as a correction officer in 1992.
Arteta received both Republican and Conservative endorsements during his campaign.
He follows Carl E. DuBois, who served five four-year terms as sheriff — the longest tenure in county history. 
"We're looking forward to a better 2023 and on into the future to help out the entire county. We want to work together with everybody. We don't want to distance ourselves from anybody. We want to work for the community,” said Arteta.
Will Garcia and Evelyn Mallard were also sworn in as undersheriff and assistant undersheriff.


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