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Orange PD involves the community in Special Olympics Torch Run

The Orange Police Department’s Law Enforcement Torch Run continues to distinguish itself as a special and popular community event. The OPD is among 12 Orange County law enforcement agencies, and...

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Orange Police defeat Orange City Fire in relay race at annual track and field championship games

Bragging rights were on the line when four Orange police officers and four Orange firefighters took to the track during the 13th annual Foundation Games Track & Field Championships at Fred Kelly...

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Orange PD honors top employees at Rotary Club police and fire awards

The Orange police and fire departments recognized their own in front of a crowd of over 200 guests on April 12 at a Rotary Club ceremony hosted by the Orange Banquet Center. The Police and Fire...

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Orange PD's team of volunteers helps the community and agency on every level

The Orange Police Department’s You Are Not Alone (YANA) program provides free home visits to wheelchair-bound or bedridden residents. In 2017, YANA team members made 202 home visits. In that same...

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Chapman University opens stadium for OC GRIP Soccer Camp, which serves at-risk youth

The scene at Wilson Field on the Chapman University campus in Orange was nothing short of remarkable. Dozens of elementary school kids were playing soccer in a stadium usually reserved for college...

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Orange PD welcomes six new officers to agency at swearing-in ceremony

The Orange PD formally welcomed six new officers — four from the academy, two of them “laterals” from other agencies — to its ranks at a swearing-in ceremony March 21 at agency...

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Four well-prepared police academy graduates embark on careers at Orange PD

For six months, the 53 recruits in Academy Class 156 at the Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center were subjected to torturous physical conditioning, zapped with Tasers, breathed tear...

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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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