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OCDA’s Rapid DNA team is a big hit for Garden Grove PD, other OC police agencies

The bad guy blew it. After he cut his hand smashing the window of a car he was burglarizing in November 2016 in Garden Grove, the criminal used 10 napkins he found in the victim’s vehicle to stem...

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GGPD Lt. Carl Whitney settles in as new PIO as he plans increased recruitment efforts

If there’s one thing Garden Grove PD’s Lt. Carl Whitney has learned over his 25 years in law enforcement, it’s the importance of treating people with respect. “I’ve learned over my...

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Garden Grove PD empowers Palma Vista youngsters to transform their neighborhood

It starts with the kids. That’s been the mantra voiced over and over by the Garden Grove PD and other city agencies during their months-long effort to revitalize a neighborhood challenged by...

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Prayer vigil held outside Garden Grove PD for slain Whittier PD Officer Keith Boyer

Editor’s note: The public is invited to the funeral tomorrow, Friday, March 3, for slain Whittier PD Officer Keith Boyer. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Downey, 12808...

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GGPD’s much-needed new K9 now on patrol thanks to longtime resident’s donation

Longtime Garden Grove resident Kay Parcell recently met the city’s newest addition to its police K9 unit – Vader. “Oh, he’s still a baby,” she said, petting the 16-month-old male black...

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The number of laterals being hired on at Garden Grove PD continues to grow

Add two more names to the ever-growing list of experienced police officers who’ve become part of the Garden Grove Police Department family. With family, friends and their new GGPD brothers and...

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GGPD explorers gain self-confidence, learn teamwork and excel in competitions

Teenagers, numbering about 30 strong, wearing button-down, powder-blue shirts and navy-blue slacks, stand at attention, arms at their sides, eyes focused forward. The squad is impeccably aligned in...

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Garden Grove PD’s newest lieutenant wears badge to protect his hometown

Garden Grove isn’t just a beat for Lt. William Allison – it’s home. A Bolsa Grande High School alumnus, Allison was interested in becoming a police officer since he was young because of his...

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Garden Grove girl, 9, who launched anti-bullying ‘I AM’ campaign keeps rolling along

The kid is onto something. When we last visited with Alyssa Castille, the 9-year-old Garden Grove girl was at the GGPD, explaining to officers a campaign she created called “I AM.” At an...

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Garden Grove PD patrol officer moonlights as woodworker for several agencies

Coming from a law enforcement family, Garden Grove Police Officer John Yergler seemed destined to join the force. And he did. As he completed police training at GGPD about 1 1/2 years ago, another...

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