Features

Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: July 26

On this week's episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we invite you to vote on your favorite #LipSyncChallenge videos by law enforcement around the nation, a man on the Tustin Police Department's...

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Garden Grove PD looking for a few good women, and men as well, for academy

Of the 200 or so applications for police officer the Garden Grove PD received in its latest recruitment process that closes today, July 18, nearly two-dozen are from females. That’s good, agency...

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Garden Grove police officers share special bond following tragedy

The first time Garden Grove Police Officer Phillip Pham met Officer Jason Perkins was after a terrible tragedy. It was 2014, and Pham’s younger brother, 22-year-old Pierre, had been killed in a...

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GGPD makes major improvements to front lobby, records and dispatch

Garden Grove PD dispatchers sat hard at work on a recent afternoon at their brand-new, state-of-the-art work stations – one of several much-anticipated improvements in the agency’s Communications...

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Behind the Badge introduces a new video feature, 'Close Calls'

Behind the Badge OC is introducing a new video feature, "Close Calls," in which members of the law enforcement community describe brushes with tragedy. Kicking off this series is Lt. Carl Whitney of...

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Garden Grove PD carries torch for Special Olympics, and readies for second run

Once is not enough. The Garden Grove PD participated in the Torch Run for the Special Olympics last week, and is set to do it again this week, on Friday, June 8 --- joining other law enforcement...

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Garden Grove PD remembers its Fallen Five

They are more than simply names on a memorial. Sgt. Myron L. Trapp was an aficionado of Western movies and books and cooked up chili hot enough to set your mouth ablaze. Reserve Officer Andy Reese...

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Garden Grove PD corporal now on patrol with new K9 partner – finally

With 85-pound, sable-red German shepherd, Kody, attached firmly to the other end of the jute toy in his hand, Garden Grove PD Cpl. John Bankson finally has found his match. Or so he hopes. Since...

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For a career in law enforcement, the Garden Grove Police Cadet Program is a good place to start

Capt. Tom DaRe, Capt. Ed Leiva, Lt. Carl Whitney, Officer Hector Ferreira, and Officer Austin Laverty have something in common. Before they become sworn officers for Garden Grove Police Department,...

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Cold Case files: Woman beaten to death in her home with bowling pin

Police are seeking leads in the murder of a woman who was killed in a back bedroom of her home on Nov. 21, 1978. “This lady is truly an innocent victim,” said Det. Michael Farley of the Garden...

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