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Garden Grove PD’s ‘Fallen Five’ honored at 30th-annual ceremony

Garden Grove Police Sgt. Myron L. Trapp loved Western books and movies, “and he yodeled – perfectly,” according to his daughter, Christina Trapp Metcalf. And she added: “He made the hottest...

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Silver anniversary celebration brings together the best in O.C. law enforcement

The past, present and future of Orange County law enforcement converged at the Golden West Criminal Justice Training Center’s 50th anniversary celebration at Golden West College this week. Police...

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Tri-city K9 training fosters learning among law enforcement agencies

All 85 pounds of Dutch shepherd Riggs comes charging at the officer. He braces himself – and screams. His handler, Tustin PD Officer Eric Kent, commands Riggs to release, which he does, and the...

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Fullerton PD honored for its commitment to cracking down on impaired drivers

Call it a picnic with a purpose. On a recent late afternoon at Craig Park in Fullerton, a few dozen people --- many of them Fullerton PD officers --- gathered under a canopy for food, sodas and...

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Teacher-mentors from 12 Anaheim schools honored for their service to GRIP program

Several selfless Anaheim teachers are influencing young lives outside the classroom. As volunteer mentors in Anaheim’s Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership, commonly known as GRIP, the teachers...

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APD’s recruitment process gets streamlined as hiring challenge continues for all agencies

September 2016 marked the first time Anaheim law enforcement applicants could undergo most of the necessary testing and processing required to officially apply to become an Anaheim police officer all...

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Behind the Badge OC wins six Orange County Press Club awards

Behind the Badge OC won three first place, a second place, a third place and an honorable mention Monday at the Orange County Press Club's 2017 Excellence in Journalism Contest. The site, which...

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Addicts are getting help through Anaheim PD’s Drug Free Anaheim initiative

Armando Cavazos had long given up trying to be a productive member of society. Totally owned by his addiction to drugs and alcohol, Cavazos spent a chunk of his life in prison and when he wasn’t...

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These former Goodwill employees quietly keep things humming at O.C. Fire Authority

They know countless firefighters by name, and the firefighters know them: four employees of the Orange County Fire Authority who diligently go about their work behind the scenes, performing key tasks...

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Rally rolls through Orange County fire stations to help burn survivors

A smiling Bill Jensen told the guys around the picnic table “lunch is on me.” Everybody laughed, because everybody got the joke. Jensen was one of the reasons Anaheim Fire & Rescue Station 3...

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