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Garden Grove recruiting 16 officers and support staff with money from new sales tax

Stretched to the limit over the last two decades, the Garden Grove PD is recruiting 16 additional police officers and support personnel, thanks to a 1-cent local sales tax overwhelmingly approved by...

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GGPD DUI checkpoint honors fallen Costa Mesa Fire Capt. Mike Kreza

DUI checkpoints staged on Orange County roadways are similar, regardless of the law enforcement agency running them. Well-lit signs alert drivers of the approaching checkpoint as vehicles are...

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Thankful Thursday: Garden Grove Undercover Officer and OCSD Investigator

It’s Thankful Thursday and this week we're highlighting our thanks to a Garden Grove Police Department undercover officer who's back on patrol; and Larry Pool, formerly of the Orange County...

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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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