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Police agencies should embrace power of social media

Back in 1996, I was a sergeant working in community policing when I was asked to take on a new and groundbreaking assignment: become the first public information officer for the Anaheim Police...

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When Dad became a cop, the stories ‘got amazing’

Welcome to Behind the Badge OC - where we hope to share stories about police officers and firefighters. One of the things that has always intrigued me is the stories that cops tell. Not the ones you...

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It’s not just pimps who victimize sex workers

The Anaheim Police Department’s approach to policing sex workers shifted four years ago. They began treating them as victims, offering services and trying to help them get off the streets. Since...

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Eight tips for a safe and happy July 4 weekend

We all know that fireworks pose a safety hazard during the July 4 weekend, but did you know Aunt Edna’s potato salad might also present a health risk? While burns, fires and unintended explosions...

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Graffiti removal: Fullerton has an app for that

Imagine the following scenario: A tagger defaces a beige wall by spraying his gang name in red paint. By the following morning, the graffiti has disappeared, and the wall has a new coat of matching...

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Police department joins faith community to give Fullerton some love

The inaugural Love Fullerton event on May 27 drew more than 2,000 men, women and children eager to roll up their sleeves to help their neighbors and the homeless, as well as sprucing up their...

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Neighbor helps police recover stolen laptop with sensitive data

Police are crediting an alert resident today for helping them catch a thief who allegedly stole a neighbor’s laptop that was filled with sensitive banking information. The burglary occurred Sunday...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue proud of milestone accreditation

If you were scheduled to have a major operation, would you choose a hospital that meets the nation's highest quality standards? You'd probably want the surgeon to have the best possible...

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Firefighters show little girl they are all heart

By Randy Bruegman Not too long ago, a 4-year-old girl was shopping with her mother at Big Lots in Anaheim Hills when they ran across a member of Anaheim Hills Fire Station No. 9 handing out flyers...

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