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Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s new unit educates the public about cyber crimes

Of all the things people can be afraid of, identity theft is often at the top of the list of public anxieties, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Adam Sandler told an audience of about...

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Fullerton PD helps teach Homelessness 101, a primer on understanding and benevolence

A transient, looking unkempt and destitute, positions himself near the entryway of the supermarket. He hits you up for spare change. Whether motivated by guilt, sympathy or maybe a combination of...

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Signs honoring fallen Fullerton PD Officer Jerry Hatch now are up on the 91 Freeway

Mid-morning Thursday, March 2, Ron Hatch took his parents, Paul, 88, and Dorothy, 86, for a ride. Their destination was the 91 Freeway. To visit a sign. This was no ordinary freeway sign, but one...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue cadet learns about the importance of fire prevention

Firefighting always has been Anaheim Fire & Rescue cadet Cesar Salinas’ dream job. Though he’s still very passionate about becoming a firefighter, six months as an AFR cadet has opened his...

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La Habra PD helps local children celebrate Read Across America

As communities across the nation celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, La Habra started celebrating National Education Association’s Read Across America day a little early. Over March...

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A tribute to Whittier PD Officer Keith Boyer, featuring 'You Still Put the Uniform On'

Editor's Note: Behind the Badge OC Photographer Steven Georges shot video of Friday's memorial service for fallen Whittier PD Officer Keith Boyer. This special tribute video to Boyer and his family...

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Thousands attend memorial service for slain Whittier PD Officer Keith Boyer

Keith Wayne Boyer was described over and over again Friday --- by his children, his friend, his police chief and his pastor --- as being humble, gracious and kind, as a cop who loved the job, no...

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OCSD's Women's Fitness Competition seeking entrants at day-long event that is open to all

Last year, Behind the Badge OC covered the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Women’s Fitness Competition. This year the event will be held at the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training...

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Recently retired APD officer credits former chief for big break that led to his career

On his last day on the job after nearly 31 years in law enforcement, James Kazakos had a dear friend present him his retirement badge. It was quite the emotional moment for Kazakos, who stepped down...

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Video: Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds

Displaced-by-fire Orange County Fire Authority firefighters have new temporary digs, thanks to their friends from Anaheim Fire and Rescue. La Habra PD’s narcotics officer is a different...

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