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His calling is police dispatch, and now he’s landed his dream job at the Orange PD

When the fresh-faced cadet first saw the dispatch center, he was blown away. It was nearly 26 years ago, and Jason Hurd-Servin was working the front desk, along with other cadets, at the Anaheim...

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Orange PD holds first-ever DUI checkpoint in partnership with California Highway Patrol

Nearly every motorist passing through the Orange Police Department’s DUI/driver’s license checkpoint along the westbound lane along Chapman Avenue showed their license to the officer and were on...

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Orange Police Department welcomes new dog, Wyatt

Aware of every sound, person, and activity in the neighborhood – especially birds – as he stands with Orange Police Department Officer Mike Osborn on a recent Friday morning, the young, energetic...

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Anaheim ups efforts to work on Incident Management Teams, helping beyond city lines

As fires hit California this past year, it became increasingly apparent that similar large-scale disasters require a team approach. It’s for this reason that the federal National Incident...

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Orange PD creates photo wall to honor K9s and handlers throughout the years

Orange PD Sgt. Trevor Cullen remembers getting the call from the narcotics unit about suspicious packages at the mall. Arriving with his K9 partner, then-85-pound German shepherd Argo, he asked the...

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Anaheim PD adds five new officers to ranks

The Anaheim PD has added five new officers to its ranks. The members of the Basic Academy Class 229 graduated Thursday, Jan. 25 from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training...

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Anaheim PD conducts two decoy operations targeting alcohol sales to minors

Sometimes in police work, striking out is a home run. On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 11, members of the Anaheim PD’s Vice Unit spent a few hours visiting liquor stores and other retail...

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Meet 'Z,' the former Romanian beauty contestant turned Orange police officer

Ești arestat! Pot vedea permisul de conducere. Arata-mi mainile! Orange PD Cpl. Lucia Zvonaru doesn’t say these phrases that often while on duty, but she sure can. Translated, in order, they...

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ER doctor an asset to Orange PD SWAT team

It’s a hostage situation. A man high on meth shot his father in the leg and refuses to let his father leave the house. The doors are barricaded shut, and the man is on the phone with crisis team...

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Anaheim PD retirees share ‘war stories’ at fortnightly Over the Hill Breakfast

In the beginning, there were four. The year was 1988, and the idea came from retired Chief Dave Michel, who got together with retired Sgt. Dwight Clark and Luther Mitchell to take retired Lt. Al...

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