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La Habra PD detective honored by OC Human Relations for proactive outreach efforts

Following a stabbing in a La Habra neighborhood, Det. Noah Daniels, who is part of the department’s gang unit, was having trouble finding witnesses to step forward and assist in his...

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Two high-performing K9s retire at La Habra PD; agency gets new four-legged crime fighter

La Habra city officials and the public recently had the opportunity to thank, and bid farewell, to two La Habra PD K9s responsible for sniffing out massive amounts of narcotics and keeping officers...

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A note, a little boy, and some caring La Habra Police Department officers

The woman approached the officers eating lunch at a Mexican restaurant. Instinctively, La Habra PD Officer Tim Shea’s guard went up. It’s not every day a person approaches an officer. And these...

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LHPD Communications Supervisor Cynthia Gulley retires from dispatch after 27 years

Her first night as a dispatcher was intimidating, to say the least. “It’s a lot of information,” La Habra Police Department Communications Supervisor Cynthia Gulley recalled. “It was a...

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CSP honors those who work to advocate for victims throughout Orange County

For every crime, there's a victim --- someone who has been assaulted, robbed or even murdered. With that comes the inevitable emotional trauma and feelings of vulnerability. A burglary victim...

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Veteran La Habra officer is familiar face of agency through vast community involvement

Veteran La Habra PD Lt. Mel Ruiz is a big Elvis Presley fan. Agency sources say he has been known, at times, to belt out some of the legend’s hits at karaoke joints and other venues, and that...

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Longtime employee of La Habra PD now helps keep residents prepared for disaster

Ever since he first walked into the La Habra police department, at the invitation of a high school buddy who was a police explorer, David Gonzalez has been hooked on serving. Gonzalez had a chaotic...

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La Habra PD helps local children celebrate Read Across America

As communities across the nation celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, La Habra started celebrating National Education Association’s Read Across America day a little early. Over March...

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La Habra's Michael Costanzo honored at American Legion luncheon as officer of year

In light of the Feb. 20 fatal shooting of a Whittier Police officer and the injury of a second officer, this year’s American Legion Police and Fire Luncheon began with a moment of silence and...

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Bobby, La Habra’s unique narcotics K9, continues to be huge asset for the agency

The bad guys took extra steps to make sure their ill-gotten gains would get transported with no hitches --- that the faint scent of methamphetamine on the stacks of bills would remain...

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