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La Habra police changing perception of law enforcement

Changing perception starts by leading as an example, so it's no wonder Sergeant Jose Rocha at the La Habra Police Department was nominated as the American Legion National Law Enforcement Officer of...

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La Habra Police Department celebrates exceptional police work at annual awards ceremony

Their split-second decisions saved lives and averted tragedy. More than 30 La Habra Police Department members were honored for a variety of courageous acts during the department's annual awards...

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Career in policing speaks to this La Habra officer, whatever language he uses

In Punjab, the heart of India’s Sikh community, adherents of the 500-year-old faith wear a dastaar, or turban, as a symbol of honor and self-respect. The dastaar also signifies piety and purity...

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La Habra’s School Resource Officers inspire and protect

In a world in which bullying and school shooting threats are a common occurrence, school resource officers (SROs) are more important than ever. SRO is a special assignment, and a tough one,...

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La Habra Police Special Olympics Torch Run gives athletes VIP treatment

More than 200 law enforcement agencies in Southern California, including roughly two-dozen in Orange County, participate each year in the Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Every agency adds its...

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La Habra PD officer is crushing it as a commercial traffic enforcement specialist

The massive rock crusher only had to travel about two blocks to make it to the onramp to the freeway, where it would be allowed to operate because its owner had secured the necessary permit from the...

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Motor officers face unexpected dangers on the road

Motorcycles have an advantage when it comes to policing — they’re easily maneuverable, their riders are more approachable, and they can fit through spaces patrol cars cannot. However, motor...

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Teddy bears, tow trucks, and tickets: La Habra's parking enforcement crew keeps positive despite difficult interactions

La Habra Police Department’s parking enforcement officers know the city’s streets intimately. After all, their entire shift is spent traveling around town, enforcing La Habra’s parking...

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La Habra PD explorers on path to become leaders

Nearly every law enforcement agency has a Police Explorers program. Typically, explorers are youngsters, ages 14 to 21, who are considering a career in law enforcement. The explorers get a feel for...

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La Habra Police arrest woman accused of stolen check scheme

As scams go, this one is pretty simple. First, obtain a stolen check and make up a story to convince some unsuspecting soul to cash it in their name in exchange for a portion of the money. Then, once...

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