Features

Orange PD applauds Old Towne Orange Plaza as one of the ‘Great Places in America’

It’s the Plaza, not the Circle, read the bumper sticker. Whatever people call it, the park in the center of downtown Orange’s traffic circle – an iconic slice of Orange County – now has...

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New OPD records manager and former explorer loves the work she does

Kathy Palacio loves paperwork. “I know, it’s the weirdest thing, but I love it,” said the Orange PD Records Manager. Because of the need for maintaining a paper trail, organization is key to...

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Orange PD captain wears other hat, takes girls softball team to surprising heights

For Orange PD Captain Dave Nichols, the summer of 2018 will go down as one of his most memorable. No, he didn’t spend two weeks surfing in Bali, relaxing on the beaches in Maui, or spending time...

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Orange PD, amid unusual spate of pedestrian traffic fatalities, urges safety precautions

September is California Pedestrian Safety Month, and reminding the public about tips to avoid tragedy is especially important this year for the Orange PD. While Orange averages between six and 12...

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The best crime fighters on two wheels test skills at annual OCTOA Motor Rodeo

On September 12th, a half-mile strip of blacktop, normally a parking lot for beachgoers, recently became the ultimate stage for top motorcycle riders to showcase their skills – and these riders...

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Orange fire chief calls it a career

When the City of Orange honored outgoing Fire Chief Jack Thomas, the mutual respect and genuine friendships between police and fire were on display. Thomas, who became a firefighter in the City of...

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Crowds pack Target parking lot for Orange PD's 12th-annual National Night Out

Despite the heat, scores of residents turned out Tuesday, Aug. 7, to enjoy the Orange PD's 12th-annual National Night Out. Held in the parking lot of Target, the look and layout of the event was a...

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Orange Police Explorer program leads to law enforcement careers

The car is stopped at Pierce Park when two young Orange Police Department Explorers carefully step out of a patrol car and walk toward the vehicle to ask to see a driver’s license and...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: July 23

On this week’s episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, the Tustin Police Department holds its popular annual Open House, Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt is featured on a new Oxygen TV...

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Neighborhood Watch program flourishes under Orange Police direction

It’s 90 degrees out, and a man is sitting in a parked car wearing a coat, gloves, and a hat on a quiet street peppered with neighborhood watch signs. Members of Orange’s abundant neighborhood...

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