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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, June...

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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 Fire...

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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 handled...

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You need to stay dialed in, and other tips for prospective emergency fire dispatchers

Get lost. That’s one of several pieces of advice a veteran emergency fire dispatcher has for anyone considering getting into the profession. But Mike Bates, a lead dispatcher at Metro Cities Fire...

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La Habra honors employees who serve, save lives

Navigating hundreds of emergency calls after an earthquake, saving a woman’s life and successfully intervening in a local man’s attempted suicide were among the valiant interactions with the...

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On this Saturday, life was a beach for these Cops 4 Kids Junior Cadet participants

Twelve-year old Ivan Lucatero stands on the beach and reflects for a moment on how he normally would spend a Saturday morning. "Right now? I would still be lying in bed playing around on my smart...

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Garden Grove officers, firefighters pitch in to tidy up neighborhood at community gathering

Hot dogs, cookies and community engagement. Those were some of the key ingredients behind a successful neighborhood cleanup May 30 led by the Garden Grove PD and Fire Department but including...

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Peer support helps La Habra officer through son’s deployment

“I’m going to a country that starts with an ‘I’,” the 22-year-old told his father. Dennis Coyle felt sick. And scared. “He was stationed in Kuwait so I knew he didn’t mean...

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