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Westminster PD’s first female Vietnamese officer helps keep city safe

She was just out of college when she went on a patrol ridealong – a suggestion from a family friend who works at the LAPD. Though she’d been considering a career on the federal side of law...

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WPD Animal Control seizes 78 bulldogs from Westminster home on suspicion of animal abuse and illegal breeding

Westminster PD Animal Control officers seized 78 bulldogs from a Westminster home on Nov. 6 following a citizen complaint about numerous dogs fighting there. WPD officers responded to the call at...

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Westminster PD benefits from officers’ military experience

Omar Ayala remembers the extremes of the Afghan climate when he was deployed with the 74th Long Range Surveillance Detachment in 2005 and 2006. Life at a remote forward operating base in Helmand...

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Dogs and their handlers demonstrate skills during OCPCA's 29th K9 show

Full of entertaining skits, fun competition, several helicopter flyovers, and even fireworks, the Orange County Police Canine Association’s K9 demonstration returned this month for its 29th...

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Westminster PD arrests two in shooting that killed one; OCDA files homicide charges

Westminster PD officers were quick to respond to a call for gunshots on Oct. 28 at about 1:30 a.m. at the Bleu Restaurant & Dancing, where two men were found with gunshot wounds, according to...

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Community First Conference takes team approach to addressing terrorist threats

The 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting left 14 dead and 22 wounded. San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Mike Madden was the first member of law enforcement to respond on that Dec. 2...

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Flu shot event helps WPD prepare for disaster

Residents lined up outside Westminster’s Community Services Building on the morning of Oct. 26 waiting for free flu shots. But for Westminster PD and the city, the event had an even larger...

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LEIU invites law enforcement to explore new ideas at TED Talk-like event, 20/20

This November, police agencies will gather at the Montage Laguna Beach for a TED Talk-like event that aims to open minds to new ideas in law enforcement. In its sixth year, the Association of Law...

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Westminster PD now offering laterals $10,000 signing bonus

As part of the Westminster Police Department’s active recruitment efforts, the city recently approved a $10,000 signing bonus for qualifying laterals. The one-time cash signing bonus will be...

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WPD training center adds Simunitions house, continues adding new agencies

The 1,700-square-foot house has several bedrooms, a living room, garage and some furniture. But it’s not meant for residents of any kind. Its sole purpose is tactical. “The whole design on it...

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