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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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VIDEO: Garden Grove PD detectives discuss financial fraud cases, offer prevention tips

Behind the Badge contributor Allison Moses recently interviewed Garden Grove PD Detectives Scott Coleman and Thi Huynh about recent financial fraud investigations and how people can protect...

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So, a Garden Grove PD Jail manager walks into a comedy club and takes the stage…

Did you hear the one about the drunk in the jail cell? Dennis Vargas hasn’t written this joke yet, but he has the perfect chops to do so. He’s a full-time jailer for the Garden Grove PD by day...

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Retired Garden Grove PD sergeant honored with ‘Quilt of Valor’ for his military service

The Vietnam veteran and legendary Garden Grove PD sergeant got choked up. On a recent weeknight, he was expecting to go out to dinner with his wife. Instead, Randy Tucker was greeted with a roomful...

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Garden Grove PD’s Special Resources Team receives Golden Hub Award for innovation

Orange County’s homeless population has been exploding. In 2015, the Garden Grove Police Department responded to 40 percent more calls involving homeless individuals than the previous year. From...

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Garden Grove PD, city officials continue to help neighborhood reinvent itself

The police chief was grilling hot dogs and the mayor was planting trees. A community services officer was blowing bubbles and firefighters were handing out plastic fire helmets to the kids. A...

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Garden Grove PD’s ‘Fallen Five’ honored at 30th-annual ceremony

Garden Grove Police Sgt. Myron L. Trapp loved Western books and movies, “and he yodeled – perfectly,” according to his daughter, Christina Trapp Metcalf. And she added: “He made the hottest...

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All Garden Grove PD motor officers now are certified as Drug Recognition Experts

In what the Garden Grove PD says may be a first for a law enforcement agency, all officers on the GGPD’s Motors Unit are certified Drug Recognition Experts. So-called DREs are officers who go...

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GGPD officer works second job as narcotics detection dog handler in Riverside County

Even though Ozner essentially is here to find contraband, the 3-year-old Belgian Malinois sniffs his way through Perris High School in celebrity-like fashion. Whether it’s the high school...

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Garden Grove PD honors its explorer post at annual banquet

Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin told a gathering of about 200 people what it means to be an explorer. He knows. He once was an explorer himself. [caption id="attachment_23930"...

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