Sandra Hutchens is the current Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, CA and the first woman to serve in this role. She was appointed to this position on June 10, 2008 and elected in June 2010. Prior to this she served as division chief within the Los Angles County Sheriff's Department. A life-long resident of Southern California, Sherriff Hutchens graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach. Shortly after this she was hired as a secretary of the Los Angles Sheriff's Department, where she eventually applied for a deputy position. In 1978 she graduated from the Academy. In her 30-year career she has participated in counterterrorism training in Israel, FBI National Academy training, and participation in the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Program at Harvard University.