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Police officers provide comfort to cancer patients in the most personal way

The police officer choked back tears after being asked one simple question. “Why do you do this?” Irvine PD Officer Rafaelo Papale, his wife, Jenn, her co-worker and officers from other...

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Hundreds run to honor and support crime survivors

Nearly 15 years after experiencing the unimaginable loss of her daughter, Erin Runnion continues to be an agent for healing. Runnion’s daughter, Samantha, 5, was kidnapped from the front yard of...

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Dispatchers take heat as the ‘first first responders,’ so this week, show them some love

The woman’s screams were terrifying. The anguished wails were all that Anaheim PD Dispatcher Heather Champlin heard when she took the 911 call. [caption id="attachment_22937"...

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LHPD Communications Supervisor Cynthia Gulley retires from dispatch after 27 years

Her first night as a dispatcher was intimidating, to say the least. “It’s a lot of information,” La Habra Police Department Communications Supervisor Cynthia Gulley recalled. “It was a...

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Tustin PD first in SoCal to deploy GPS technology to track fleeing suspect vehicles

On a closed street near the blimp hangars in Tustin, a TPD patrol car speeds up in pursuit of a white Dodge Caravan. 30 mph. 40 mph. 50 mph. The patrol car stays within manageable sight of the van...

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Estudiante de Anaheim sabe que quiere ser bombero, gracias a la Academia de Seguridad Pública

A los 13 años fue que Fernando Díaz visitó la estación de Bomberos & Rescate de Anaheim y vio como los verdaderos bomberos hacen su trabajo. Fue entonces que supo que quería ser...

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Two pilots, two tactical flight officers earn wings as members of OCSD Air Support Unit

The perp had no clue. After he broke into a pharmacy in La Habra in the predawn hours one morning last year, he bolted on foot to evade patrol officers. At one point, the bad guy hopped into a...

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Chamber of Commerce honors Westminster PD employees for their hard work in community

The Westminster Chamber of Commerce honored excellence across the city on March 30 at its annual Spirit of Westminster Awards Luncheon. Among the honorees were Westminster Police Department...

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APD former explorer keeps coming back to working with youth over his long career

There’s a definite pattern that reveals itself when Anaheim Police Officer Amador Nunez looks back over his 32-year career. While some officers may have a preference for working traffic or...

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Orange PD Hispanic Outreach empowers residents, fosters partnerships with police

The message couldn’t be clearer. “You are part of our community,” said Orange Police Chief Tom Kisela, speaking to the newest group of graduates from the department’s Hispanic Outreach...

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