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Westminster PD adds police robot as tactical tool for SWAT

The word “robot” elicits all manner of reactions – from visions of artificial intelligence taking over the world to incredible Iron Man-like capabilities. But whatever thought the term may...

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Westminster Police Department hosts training session for businesses in alcohol service

Local bartenders, liquor store clerks, and others who serve alcohol gathered on a recent Tuesday at the Westminster Police Department to learn about the rules and regulations surrounding alcohol...

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Westminster Police Department tests new humane restraint technology

As Westminster Police Department’s Chief Ralph Ornelas handed out ear plugs, he smiled and said, “Trust me, you are definitely going to want to use these.” Silence filled the Westminster...

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Westminster Police Department brings together small business and other important groups during National Night Out

The sign, “We are stronger together,” held up by City Net case manager Monique Mahaffey in front of the organization’s booth at this year’s Westminster National Night Out effectively...

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“TED talk” of law enforcement returns to Orange County, Westminster Police Department commander returns as speaker

In “TED talk”-like fashion, 20 speakers will speak to members of law enforcement in 20 minutes or less. The goal? “Ideas can change the world, and inspiration comes to us from a variety...

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Westminster Police Department's annual Safety Day shows parents and kids how police keep community safe

The heavy heat didn’t deter families from flocking to Westminster Police Department’s annual Safety Day, held July 18 at Sigler Park. Nor did it dampen the high level of enthusiasm of children...

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Community Academy returns to Westminster PD as part of agency's outreach efforts

Cindy Gray wasn’t yet part of the Westminster PD when she first heard of its Community Academy. She was living in Westminster when she learned of it but didn’t get a chance to enroll before the...

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WPD implements innovative approach to community policing and crime fighting

The Westminster PD is taking community policing to the next level by asking residents to register their home surveillance cameras to help solve crimes. “This is just one other proactive measure to...

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Westminster Police DNA match in cold case leads to murder conviction

It all came down to a shoelace. When Westminster Police Department Det. James Wilson was assigned to homicide in 2010, he inherited a cold case dating back to 2004. Ariet Girgis, 55, was killed in...

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Westminster Police Department hosts awards ceremony honoring employees’ good works

While a photo slideshow of Westminster Police Department employees played on a screen in the Rose Center Theater, many of these same employees were honored for their good work on May 23 in front of...

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