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Mental Health Day is a daily reality for members of Anaheim PD’s PERT

It’s 7 a.m. on a recent weekday, and three members on a specialized Anaheim PD unit already have their hands full. But when your job is to help the mentally ill, that’s the norm. Faced with a...

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Close Calls: Traffic accident nearly turns fatal for officer

Sgt. Sean Whiteley of the Tustin Police Department shares his tale of a dangerous incident that happened while he was handling a traffic accident in Tustin in 2007. Whiteley was hit by a vehicle....

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This rookie Anaheim PD officer tied one on, and his act of kindness went viral

The 10th-grader had a big debate at school in the morning, but spaced out the night before. He forgot to ask his father to leave a tied necktie for him in the morning. Luke Cuevas, 15, who like...

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Tustin officers escort kids to classes

The crisp early morning air wasn’t a bother to over 100 students who got a special escort to school on Oct. 10. The Tustin Police Department partnered with Tustin Ranch Elementary School for...

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Fullerton PD ramps up recruitment with team of nearly 30 who woo newbies and laterals

Sgt. John Ema, who runs the personnel and training division at the Fullerton PD, motions to the white board hanging in his office. In various colors of erasable ink that indicate such positions as...

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Orange PD applauds Old Towne Orange Plaza as one of the ‘Great Places in America’

It’s the Plaza, not the Circle, read the bumper sticker. Whatever people call it, the park in the center of downtown Orange’s traffic circle – an iconic slice of Orange County – now has...

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Brothers, on the job and off, win accolades at Tustin Police Department

Officers Michael and Charlie Carter of the Tustin Police Department might have grown up together, but in personality and policing styles, they’re polar opposites. Their close friendship and...

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From morning to evening, Anaheim PD officers chat with locals on National Coffee With a Cop Day

Waking up, getting dressed, and getting coffee is a morning routine for most people. When Anaheim residents walked into a Starbucks on East Santa Ana Canyon Road on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for their...

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Pasadena PD Explorers take on the challenges in the annual Battle of the Badges competition

They may be the future protectors of life and property. And for a full Saturday, Pasadena Police Explorers were among 259 Explorers, mostly ages 14 to 17, representing 23 LA County agencies who...

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New OPD records manager and former explorer loves the work she does

Kathy Palacio loves paperwork. “I know, it’s the weirdest thing, but I love it,” said the Orange PD Records Manager. Because of the need for maintaining a paper trail, organization is key to...

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