About Us

Meet the OCHTF

OCHTF Overview

Orange County police agencies and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) have aggressively and cooperatively pursued the investigation of unsolved homicides for many years. While many cold cases have been solved, over 1000 unsolved cases remain open. Due to budgets, caseloads and other factors these cases have competed for time, resources and enforcement efforts by their respective agencies. With this voluminous amount of unsolved cases it was necessary to approach this problem with a collaborative effort from the OCDA’s Office and various law enforcement agencies throughout Orange County. The Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force (OCHTF) was formed with the Santa Ana Police Department selected as the host and supervising agency. The mission of the task force established by the OCHTF policy committee is to reduce the number of unsolved homicides in Orange County. The OCHTF was implemented on July 1, 2014.

Our Mission

The objectives established by the policy committee for this task force include:

  • Identify, target and apprehend persons suspected of committing murders in Orange County.
  • Enhance prosecution and sentencing of previously unknown murders suspects.
  • Provide high intensity effort and collaboration in the review and investigation of cold cases.
  • Enhance the sharing of intelligence information between agencies.
  • Implement proven cold case strategies and develop innovative new approaches.
  • Orange County District Attorney’s Office
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department
  • Anaheim Police Department
  • Fullerton Police Department
  • Garden Grove Police Department
  • Huntington Beach Police Department
  • Santa Ana Police Department
If you have information, please call 866-673-8574 or email us at contact@ochtf.org. Also, please contact Orange County CRIME STOPPERS at 855-TIP-OCCS. You can remain anonymous and your identity will never be disclosed.
The future of the Orange County Homicide Task Force looks bright as we look forward to more agency participation in our pursuit of solving unsolved homicides in Orange County.

Where We Are

Our Address

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Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force
Santa Ana Police Department (3rd Floor)
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
866.673.2574