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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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OPD senior crime analyst Mike Smith does much more than just crunch numbers

They’re called “frequent fliers,” but they never earn bonus miles or get bumped to first class. In law enforcement, the slang term refers to subjects who are arrested on a regular basis. Patrol...

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Older recruits bring life experience, passion to law enforcement

Eric Velazquez grew up with a respect for law enforcement. But as far as actually wearing the badge? “I was always the guy who said, ‘No, thanks. Not for me,’ ” Velazquez said. It took a...

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Find out why this Orange PD employee has a new nickname, ‘Double Showcase’

For Jared Steingraber, 1995 was a landmark year. He and his wife, Teena, had their first child, a son, Tanner. Unfortunately, it also was the year Steingraber got laid off from his job at a mortgage...

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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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