Features

Police equipped with new tools for US Open

 Huntington Beach police are readying new programs under new leadership for this year’s Vans US Open of Surfing - a premier surfing competition that draws thousands to the sand. After last...

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La Habra PD unleashes officers of a different breed

La Habra has two of the most unique K9s in O.C. law enforcement: Bobby, a narcotics dog assigned to Investigations, and Emerson, a ‘comfort canine.’ By Greg Hardesty “Let me go get some...

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Retired information officer gravely committed to agency’s history

Former Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez has been spending a lot of his retirement hanging out in graveyards. The longtime APD public information officer, who left the agency in December 2011 after...

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Dramatic video: Cop’s lightning-fast instincts prevent collision with pedestrian

The figure in white suddenly appeared out of nowhere, huddled in the middle of the lane on the dark street. Responding to assist another officer at the scene of a suspected DUI a few miles away,...

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For cop shot in face 14 years ago, some scars remain

His wife and kids never really brought it up. Until this year. “Dad,”his 18-year-old daughter, Alexis, turned to him and said, “You have an anniversary coming up.” Thomas “Kasey”Geary...

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Fullerton PD honors man for saving toddler 

A La Mirada resident who saved a toddler from potential catastrophe after the child wandered into traffic on Orangethorpe Avenue was honored Wednesday by Fullerton Police at the monthly Community...

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Teens, detectives honored for finding weapon used in violent sexual assault

Late last year, detectives were scouring a condominium complex in search of a weapon used to bludgeon a Huntington Beach woman in a violent sexual assault. As they looked for the weapon, they...

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HBPD adds July 4 horsepower

An ideal place for a beach barbecue, a backyard party or a bike ride, Huntington Beach draws hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate the Fourth of July every year. Packed beaches and a bustling...

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‘Downtown Ambassadors’ to focus on safety and hospitality

In the coming weeks, Huntington Beach will launch a new Ambassador program, where trained security will patrol Downtown and provide a higher degree of safety and hospitality for visitors and...

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Fullerton officer helps homeless family off streets

A West Virginia couple and their five kids are heading to a brighter future in Florida rather than hardship on the streets thanks to the dedication of a homeless service organization and a Fullerton...

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