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Crime Prevention Team provides unique service to denizens of Orange

The Orange Police Department’s Crime Prevention team is a powerful force for those that live and work in the city. The team of three educates people and businesses on preventing crime by forming...

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She used to hate the Orange PD, and now she feels the opposite

The banging at the front door was incessant. The young woman inside the home, high on meth, heard the officers from the Orange PD announce themselves. She dumped her dope and pipe in the toilet and...

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Orange police mentorship changes student's life

Rickey Ramirez was at a point in his life where he could have taken the right path or the wrong path. For a while, the wrong path seemed like the way to go. Ramirez was a sixth grader at...

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His calling is police dispatch, and now he’s landed his dream job at the Orange PD

When the fresh-faced cadet first saw the dispatch center, he was blown away. It was nearly 26 years ago, and Jason Hurd-Servin was working the front desk, along with other cadets, at the Anaheim...

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Orange PD holds first-ever DUI checkpoint in partnership with California Highway Patrol

Nearly every motorist passing through the Orange Police Department’s DUI/driver’s license checkpoint along the westbound lane along Chapman Avenue showed their license to the officer and were on...

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Orange Police Department welcomes new dog, Wyatt

Aware of every sound, person, and activity in the neighborhood – especially birds – as he stands with Orange Police Department Officer Mike Osborn on a recent Friday morning, the young, energetic...

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Orange PD creates photo wall to honor K9s and handlers throughout the years

Orange PD Sgt. Trevor Cullen remembers getting the call from the narcotics unit about suspicious packages at the mall. Arriving with his K9 partner, then-85-pound German shepherd Argo, he asked the...

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Meet 'Z,' the former Romanian beauty contestant turned Orange police officer

Ești arestat! Pot vedea permisul de conducere. Arata-mi mainile! Orange PD Cpl. Lucia Zvonaru doesn’t say these phrases that often while on duty, but she sure can. Translated, in order, they...

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ER doctor an asset to Orange PD SWAT team

It’s a hostage situation. A man high on meth shot his father in the leg and refuses to let his father leave the house. The doors are barricaded shut, and the man is on the phone with crisis team...

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Orange PD officers recall deadly Caltrans yard shooting on 20th anniversary

The call went out over Orange PD dispatch at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 18, 1997. “Possible 245 shooting victim at 1785 N. Batavia … something about a male subject with a shotgun … more to...

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