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No. 18: Crips gang member shot in face reunites with Tustin PD officers who arrested him

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published June 15.  Jeff Blair has a thing for...

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Anaheim PD’s Cops 4 Kids Junior Cadets put through weekend academy ahead of graduation

Before they graduated last night (Friday, June 12) as the Anaheim PD’s largest graduating junior cadet class in 10 years, participants in the APD’s Cops 4 Kids Junior Cadets program were put...

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Westminster officer, detective uncover cross-state human trafficking ring

Calls like these rarely come in. Westminster Officer Rachel Proulx on April 23 was dispatched to Motel 6 in the 13000 block of Goldenwest Avenue to investigate a prostitute reporting she had been...

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Survey says: Public urged to participate in City of Anaheim’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

With the disaster flick “San Andreas” barreling past the $100 million mark in domestic grosses, it’s clear moviegoers enjoy watching cities get destroyed. In real life, however, no one wants...

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Honor of wearing a badge underscored at Fullerton PD Promotions, Awards Ceremony

Dan Hughes held up a police badge. “It’s really important that you understand what a privilege it is to wear a badge,” the Fullerton police chief said in brief remarks at the start of the...

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Cypress reflects on 2014: crime rate down, murder case closed, standout employees honored

Responding to thousands of calls, getting the crime rate down and closing the book on a 2011 murder case were among the Cypress Police Department’s achievements celebrated at this year’s annual...

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Garden Grove Police and Fire chiefs sent to the slammer --- but for a good reason

The police chief was in the pokey. So was the fire chief. But Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin and Fire Chief Tom Schultz weren’t in the slammer due to some act of malfeasance. On Friday,...

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Class act: Anaheim Fire & Rescue grooms leaders in first-ever Fire Leadership Academy

The man on the video cited Scripture. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another,” said Anthony Kastros, quoting Proverbs 27:17. Kastros, a battalion chief with Sacramento Metro...

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Police agencies carry the Flame of Hope for upcoming Special Olympics Summer Games

Cops from four O.C. agencies joined law enforcement departments throughout the county to take to the streets Friday and engage in a foot race --- not to chase down bad guys, but to support the...

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Tustin officer honored for work on sexual abuse case

Officers train for it all — the interactions with the public that are light and uplifting often juxtapose with the dark and disturbing. Cases like the one Tustin Officer Michelle Jankowski...

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