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Navy prepared officer for La Habra PD and North County SWAT Team jobs

As an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate, Steve Highley, now of the La Habra Police Department, helped direct jets and helicopters on and off the aircraft carrier USS Constellation. The ballet of moving...

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La Habra K9 officer spent 20 years as Marine from Panama to Afghanistan

Despite being, at age 40, the oldest in his class, Amsony Mondragon thought the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy was easy after a 20-year career in the U.S. Marine...

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La Habra motor sergeant likes being a ‘gentle reminder’ for traffic safety

La Habra PD Sgt. Jim Tigner has had a long and complex relationship with the motorcycle. It’s where the veteran traffic sergeant is most happy when he’s working, but also, he’s well aware of...

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Dogs and their handlers demonstrate skills during OCPCA's 29th K9 show

Full of entertaining skits, fun competition, several helicopter flyovers, and even fireworks, the Orange County Police Canine Association’s K9 demonstration returned this month for its 29th...

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Cops on bikes at night is getting results in La Habra

They’re practically invisible. They can roll from one end of town to the other, in an almost silent crisscross in the wee hours of the night. They travel from business parks to neighborhoods,...

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Big technology change for La Habra as body-worn cameras are completely in use now

Over the last six months, La Habra PD officers assigned to patrol, investigations and traffic slowly have been getting used to a new tool that marks a big step for the agency: Body Worn Cameras...

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National Night Out in La Habra draws biggest, most diverse crowd yet

Raindrops couldn't keep hundreds of La Habra families from the annual National Night Out event Tuesday evening at Portola Park. Nearly 1,500 people turned out to get a bite to eat, watch a movie...

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La Habra PD becomes latest agency to deploy nasal spray to prevent opioid overdoses

The latest tool for La Habra PD officers comes in a smallish blue-and-yellow pouch. Inside the pouch is a nasal spray that could mean the difference between life and death for someone in the throes...

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Second-annual Cool Cops event helps build community in La Habra

The line for the water slide was already forming two hours before the water was turned on. Memories of the day will likely last a lot longer. Between the big shady trees of Las Lomas Park, La...

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La Habra PD offers $10K bonuses to experienced officers to fill open positions

A cash bonus could be all the incentive some experienced officers might need to join the La Habra PD. A pilot program, approved by the city council July 17, will be offering bonuses of up to $10,000...

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