Safety Board Member
Elected by Safety Members
Term: 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
Roger Hilton was elected to the office of Safety Member on May 22, 2012, and was certified to serve as Safety Member by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2012 . Roger has worked in law enforcement for more than 28 years. He brings more than 20 years of working in leadership roles in employee labor organizations to his position on the OCERS Board of Retirement.
Roger began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a deputy for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. In 1990 he made a lateral move to the Orange County Marshal’s Department as a deputy marshal. In 2000, he joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department after it absorbed the Marshal’s Department. He spent nearly eight years on the Board of Directors of the deputy marshals’ association, serving as president, treasurer and director. He helped facilitate the merger of the two departments as his last presidential task.
With the merger complete, he immediately went to work for the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS), which represents 2,500 active and retired deputy sheriffs, district attorney investigators and probation officers. He has worked as an AOCDS area representative, sat on four contract negotiation teams, and was a member of the association’s Political Action Committee. He currently serves as the First Vice-President of the AOCDS Board of Directors, which oversees the employee supplemental insurances plan. He is also chair of the Political Action Committee and a trustee of the AOCDS Medical Benefits Trust. In addition to his responsibilities with AOCDS, he is an active Orange County Deputy Sheriff currently assigned to the Training Division.
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