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Orange PD’s Crisis Negotiations Unit excels at making connections when lives are in balance

It used to be that members of the Orange PD’s Crisis Negotiations Unit (CNU) maybe were dispatched to one or two calls a year. For some reason or a combination of reasons --- drugs, mental health...

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Community members, officers connect at Orange PD's National Night Out

Judging by the smiles, laughs and oohs and aahs, Orange Police Department’s annual National Night Out was another rousing success. Despite the muggy, drizzly weather, thousands turned out to the...

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Orange PD swears in six new officers

Family, friends and local dignitaries gathered at the Orange Police Department in support of six new officers sworn in at the agency on Wednesday, July 26. Orange Chief of Police Thomas Kisela...

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Orange detective reached top of Air Force’s enlisted ranks by heeding her mom's advice

Her mother used to tell her all the time: It’s not where you start. It’s where you end up. Where Tina Dunneback started wasn’t the best. Her mother and father divorced when she was 1. It...

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Orange PD and city celebrate two years of Community Emergency Response Team

One Community Emergency Response Team volunteer gently walked an elderly woman out of the building while asking her name. Another asked a young boy lying on a red tarp outside: “Is it OK if I...

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MADD honors top DUI arresting officers and surprise ‘community hero’ from Orange PD

In a room packed with some 500 police officers and command staff from law enforcement agencies from four counties, two Orange PD officers emerged as key honorees at MADD Southern California’s...

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Orange PD’s Homeless Liaison Officers show plenty of HEART

The Orange PD officers casually walk up to the packed truck with a sign reading “Don’t Let Drugs Control Your Life.” They talk a little with the man and woman they find there. The...

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And they’re off! Orange PD stops horsing around, forms its first-ever mounted unit

When she became an Orange PD officer 22 years ago, Tina Dunneback told herself if the agency ever were to form its own Mounted Unit, the longtime horse lover would be the first to sign up. Dunneback...

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OPD Officer Jude King shares the story of his unique childhood, including life on the streets

Happily married with three children and an Orange Police Department officer for eight years, Jude King is in a very different place than where he was growing up. For 4 1/2 years, between the ages...

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Orange PD producing another video in series on police interactions with the mentally ill

A distraught U.S. Army veteran suffering from PTSD attaches one end of a hose to the exhaust pipe of his SUV and the other end into the driver’s side window, cracked up just enough for the hose to...

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