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Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin to retire, ending 32-year career at agency

Editor's note: This just in, a news release from the City of Garden Grove: Police Chief Todd Elgin has notified Garden Grove City Manager Scott Stiles of his decision to retire from the City of...

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OCSD teams with United Way to expose Garden Grove high school students to career paths

The rumbling of the helicopter blades slicing through the morning air reverberated throughout the classroom. “We’re not under attack,” Sheriff Don Barnes assured the three-dozen high school...

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Pasadena police officer retires after 35 years of living her purpose

  Tracey Ibarra spent 35 years of her life in law enforcement, the past 31 with Pasadena PD, and brought the same level of enthusiasm to the job during the days leading up to her retirement...

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Veteran officer from Central California joins La Habra force

La Habra’s friendly community and smaller police department were major draws for Officer Yvonne Viramontes, a recent addition to the La Habra Police Department. “Everybody says ‘hi’ to you...

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Pasadena Police Officer of the Year isn’t a police officer

  Michelle White doesn’t always like to talk about her accomplishments. If you ask her about her role at the Pasadena Police Department, she ends up talking about a new program that...

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Loved ones, comrades in fire service celebrate the life of Garden Grove Fire Chief Tom Schultz

To his three children, Tom Schultz stressed accountability, responsibility, and selflessness as the keys to a meaningful life. Schultz employed these same principals in his own life, whether it was...

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The word 'unarmed' strikes impression of 'not dangerous,' but nothing could be further from the truth

Police officers respond to a call of a disturbed individual engaging in bizarre behavior. Officers arrive and observe a man ranting and raving unintelligibly while holding a club. Immediately they...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: February 14

On this week’s Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, Orange County public safety agencies, led by the OC Sheriff's Department, launch the Text-to-911 program; Anaheim officers find shelter for 150...

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Public Safety Couples Resiliency Day to offer tools for first responders and their loved ones

Today, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Officer Thom Spratt and his wife, Nancy, are going to a Dierks Bentley concert in Ontario. But keeping their marriage rumbling along smoothly like a twangy...

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Wanted man arrested after he jumps into frigid flood channel to avoid Garden Grove police

The Garden Grove PD on Wednesday arrested a transient suspected of committing several felonies after the man saw officers in a park and then hopped over two fences into a frigid flood channel. The...

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