Features

FPD’s ECHO Unit targets overcrowding, other activities in and around downtown bars

On weekend nights, downtown Fullerton transforms from an eclectic array of eateries and trendy boutiques into party zone. As these food and drink establishments become nightclubs, swarms of...

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Fullerton PD helps teach Homelessness 101, a primer on understanding and benevolence

A transient, looking unkempt and destitute, positions himself near the entryway of the supermarket. He hits you up for spare change. Whether motivated by guilt, sympathy or maybe a combination of...

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Signs honoring fallen Fullerton PD Officer Jerry Hatch now are up on the 91 Freeway

Mid-morning Thursday, March 2, Ron Hatch took his parents, Paul, 88, and Dorothy, 86, for a ride. Their destination was the 91 Freeway. To visit a sign. This was no ordinary freeway sign, but one...

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Fullerton PD honors resident whose swift action saved 20-month-old baby’s life

Editor's note: The Fullerton Police Department, at its monthly crime strategy meetings, honors citizens who have performed extraordinary acts in the service of public safety. On Feb. 8, the FPD...

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FPD chief dispels rumors, calms fears in Latino community on immigration issues

Fullerton Police Chief David Hinig recently assured parents and administrators at Pacific Drive Elementary School that public safety, not immigration, is the FPD’s primary concern. Since the...

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Threat at Troy High School mobilized Fullerton’s three school resource officers

One of the school resource officers had been on the job for only three days. The other two veteran SROs for the Fullerton PD were getting ready to attend athe Orange County Gang Investigators...

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FPD’s Homeless Liaison Unit sets standard for balancing needs of local population

Fullerton Police officers assigned to the Homeless Liaison Officer (HLO) Unit face the daily challenge of balancing compassion toward the community’s most destitute citizens with...

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Fullerton PD officer uses Naloxone to save man from dying of heroin overdose

The graveyard patrol shift already had been pretty eventful for Fullerton PD Officer Long Phan, with heavy rains stranding several motorists. But at around 11:28 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Phan’s...

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Fullerton PD’s ARIDE class educates officers on impaired driving from drug use

Alcohol. Cannabis. Ketamine. Nitrous. Spice. Bath salts. When it comes to a police officer’s job of keeping streets safe from motorists who are driving while under the influence, it’s a...

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Mom, daughter find $3,900 in cash, turn it into FPD; man who lost the cash gets it back

What would you do if you found an envelope containing $3,900 in cash? For Susie Moon and her daughter Rita, there never was a question: Find the person who lost it and give it back, of...

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