Promotions: Meet the Fullerton Police Department’s five new sergeants

One’s a Dodgers fan, two are former Los Angeles Police Dep...

HBPD analyst helps patrol officers target crime

Making a few dollars an hour sounds like the worst-paying jo...

Taking a byte out of crime: Tustin Police crime analyst uses computer to solve cases

They were sophisticated. Not some amateur smash and grab out...

Huntington Beach Police Officer Mark Wersching, pilot Aero Unit, left, with Sgt. Chris Nesmith, Air Support Unit, in front of an MD 520N police helicopter at the Huntington Beach police heliport.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

HBPD’s aero unit catches bad guys, makes rescues and saves lives

They decided they would shoot the police officer. Two parolees had just committed a burglary before being pulled over for a traffic stop in Huntington Beach. When the officer came to the driver’s side door, they would be caught. But, they had a gun. So they made a plan. Huntington B...