On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the City Council honored Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Robert "Robbie" Miranda as the 2017/2018 Yorba Linda Police Services Deputy of the Year.
Deputy Miranda was joined by his family and Orange County Sheriff's Department colleagues as Mayor Pro Tem Tara Campbell, members of the City Council, and Chief of Police Services, Lieutenant Jarrett Kurimay, presented him with the award.
Deputy Miranda began his career in Law Enforcement as an Orange County Deputy Sheriff over ten years ago. In 2013, Robbie was assigned as a patrol deputy for the City of Yorba Linda, where he has worked since. "Deputy Miranda is a consummate team player with a tenacious drive to locate and incarcerate criminals in our community," Lieutenant Kurimay said. "He has been responsible for hundreds of arrests, numerous drug seizures, and several weapon seizures while assigned to Yorba Linda Police Services."
Prior to joining OCSD, Deputy Miranda had a successful career as a professional BMX bike racer, which culminated at the 2002 X Games. Today, he applies his extensive knowledge of riding to train other deputies as a senior Bicycle Patrol Instructor. The OCSD Bicycle Patrol is an ancillary unit utilized for special events, crime suppression, and community policing. Deputy Miranda is also a Field Training Officer and a member of the OCSD Critical Incident Response Team.
During his free time Deputy Miranda enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Congratulations Deputy Miranda on a well-deserved recognition! The City of Yorba Linda extends our deep appreciation for your hard work, dedication, and exceptional service to our community.