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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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OPD Shop with a Cop event has largest turnout ever

A boy contemplates a Nerf Fire Blaster. Another child and an officer test out a football. Another officer carries an Imaginext tower and Fantastic Gymnastics toys as a boy looks through some more...

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Orange PD’s Sharif Muzayen lights 80-foot holiday tree at city festival

With thousands gathered in the Plaza Square in Old Towne, Orange Police Officer Sharif Muzayen stood, and with his wife, Vanessa, and their two children at his side, walked 30 feet to the base of an...

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Orange PD officers' focus on DUIs appears to be working, with number of arrests down

On a recent Saturday night, Office Colten Ivans of the Orange Police Department patrolled the streets of Orange looking for impaired drivers. He spotted a Honda Civic with fading black paint turn...

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