Features

Brothers, on the job and off, win accolades at Tustin Police Department

Officers Michael and Charlie Carter of the Tustin Police Department might have grown up together, but in personality and policing styles, they’re polar opposites. Their close friendship and...

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Citizens walk Tustin to support police

The line of walkers, about 200 strong and strung out over a quarter mile, made their way along some of Tustin’s main thoroughfares. Many waved U.S. flags, divided with a blue line down the...

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Tustin PD hosts Spanish Academy to expand its outreach in the community

Jorge Sanchez recalled asking his mom one day why she never left his father for being abusive. She responded that it wasn’t easy to leave. “I still love my dad because he’s my dad, but I’m...

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Tustin PD officers hone critical incident training in hospital scenario involving knife-wielding man

“We’re going hot!” With those words, the critical-incident scenario at the Tustin hospital began to unfold. A man, irate at the treatment his ailing son was receiving, cursed and yelled...

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After securing property and evidence for the Tustin Police Department for 18 years, Andrea Albin now oversees the unit

When Andrea Albin spotted the job posting in the classified section of the newspaper, the words jumped off the page. The Tustin Police Department was looking to hire a part-time property and...

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In a challenging recruitment environment, Tustin police have an edge

Finding good police officers is a challenge in Orange County cities, and the Tustin Police Department is no exception. When fully staffed, the department has just under 100 sworn personnel....

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Roots run deep for Tustin Police Department deputy chief

Jeff Blair was a teenager when he got his first taste of law enforcement. He was working at a local gym and had become friends with some of Tustin Police Department’s finest. He joined them for...

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Tustin Police Foundation has new logo, new director and more plans to serve city

The “T” in the non-profit’s new logo reflects one of the most distinctive physical symbols of Tustin: the giant dual hangars at the former Marine Corps Air Station. Designed as a red, white...

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Tustin’s National Night Out strengthens relationships between residents, police

On a hot summer Tuesday night in Tustin, Nadha Shafeer was engaged in a competitive game of musical chairs and the only things standing between her and a $75 Target gift card were a boy and a Tustin...

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This duo ensures Tustin Police Department’s events go off without a hitch

Even though Tustin’s National Night Out is right around the corner, Adriana Tokar and Megan Evans started planning for the event seven months ago. Evans and Tokar are police service officers in...

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