Features

Update: Hoops-playing daughter of Anaheim Fire & Rescue firefighter seeks All Star votes

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the 21-year-old daughter of Anaheim Fire & Rescue firefighter Khairi Ali, was featured in a Behind the Badge OC story in April (click here to read) when UConn was...

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No. 24: HBPD reaches out to build ties with residents of Oak View neighborhood

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 was originally published Dec. 14.  Gang violence, narcotics, vandalism...

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Metro Cities Fire Authority believed to have only explorer post of its kind in the nation

Mike Bates has been a dispatcher at Metro Cities Fire Authority (Metro Net) in Anaheim for 13 years. His son, Mathew, 20, has been a Public Safety Communications Explorer for more than a year. Wait,...

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No. 26: HBPD’s ‘Mamasan’ case landmark in fight against human trafficking

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 from Huntington Beach PD was originally published Dec. 11.  The women...

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Explorers and their advisors honored at Gold Awards at OCSD Regional Training Academy

Explorers and their advisors from several law enforcement agencies in Orange County and beyond were honored Tuesday, June 30 at the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association’s...

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No. 28: Nearly killed during DUI traffic stop, officer joins HB team targeting intoxicated drivers

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. No. 28 from Huntington Beach was originally published April 9.  It started as a...

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No. 29: A look back at Tustin Police’s original gang unit: ‘Those were the hot years’

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 out of Tustin was originally published March 9.  The gang member...

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Ed DesBiens: A portrait of a composite artist as a young(ish) cop at the Garden Grove PD

He always starts with the eyes. Pencil in hand, an electric eraser nearby to zap away fine detail if necessary, the composite artist goes to work. Armed with details from a witness or victim ---...

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Fullerton police family gathers to remember Det. Tommy De La Rosa 25 years after his death

She was only 18 months old when her father was killed in a drug sting. Now all grown up, Ashley De La Rosa stood next to her mother, Leslie, to serve cake at a commemorative ceremony June 20 marking...

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La Habra police connect with community over coffee

The La Habra officers huddled outside the local donut shop, styrofoam coffee cups in hand, ready to mingle. One couple shared concerns about cars speeding near their home, another resident...

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