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Garden Grove PD targets criminal activity around Beach, Garden Grove Boulevards

The two women had found some shade under a tree to escape the hot afternoon sun. Appearing to be homeless, their belongings in suitcases, they sipped sodas and ate Oreos while sitting in a large,...

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Garden Grove PD holds physical agility tryouts for possible recruits

Markus Handlon, 22, flew out from Colorado to participate in the Garden Grove Police Department’s physical agility test on Saturday at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training...

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Garden Grove PD begins major remodel of lobby, Records Division

Visitors to the Garden Grove Police Department can expect some changes over the next few months as the agency’s lobby and Records Division undergo a major, much-needed remodel. “It’s pretty...

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GGPD goes back to find killer of gang member in 1993, and the outcome is surprising

Back in the early 1990s, gang warfare had turned many neighborhoods in Garden Grove --- as well as other O.C. cities --- into a modern-day version of the Wild, Wild West. And so it was on Aug. 12,...

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Garden Grove PD welcomes three new officers to agency

Michelle Estrada joined Garden Grove Police Department’s explorer program when she was 16. And now, at age 21, she’s one of the newest members of the agency’s sworn officers. She, along with...

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Garden Grove PD’s hiring and recruiting team flourishes despite challenging times

Back in the day (only about four years ago, actually), it was common for the Garden Grove PD to get about 1,200 or so applicants during its quarterly recruitment drives for new officers. Now, at a...

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GGPD K9 now has bulletproof vest thanks to Community Policing Advisory Board donation

Members of the Garden Grove Police Department’s Community Policing Advisory Board smiled and laughed as they watched Vader happily run into the police car with his prize – a straw-colored bite...

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GGPD partners with the community to throw one-two punch at would-be thieves

It’s 3 a.m. on a recent Sunday and Garden Grove Police Officer Matt Marchand cruises the west end of the city, keeping an eye out for any situation that doesn’t look quite right. Lights...

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Modern fingerprint, DNA technology helps Garden Grove PD solve vicious 1990 murder

His personal life in shambles following a break-up with his boyfriend, Brian Gene McNamara bellied up to the bar at Garden Grove’s Frat House, a popular watering hole for gay men. It was Monday,...

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Meet the Garden Grove PD’s two newest officers --- one a rookie, the other a reserve

Garden Grove’s two newest officers have something in common besides badges and training schedules. Cars. Rookie Officer Hector Ferreira, 21, always has loved tinkering under hoods. Reserve...

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