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WPD’s Safety Day shows the community that police officers and firefighters are people too

With Westminster’s Sigler Park teeming with children and adults, sirens blared as a couple of police SUVs pursued a sedan. The trio sped onto the park’s field, surrounded by the crowd standing...

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Westminster PD’s K9 Pako is a dog about town

Target in sights, Pako stood poised on the edge of the Newport Beach dock, raring to go. As soon as Westminster Police Officer Travis Hartman gave the command, the K9 shot out into the water,...

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Westminster PD names Bill Collins as its new deputy chief

Over his 28 years at the Westminster Police Department, Bill Collins has thought deeply about how he wants to be remembered when he leaves. “Chasing down criminals and putting them in jail is an...

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Westminster PD amps up enforcement for Fourth of July, offers tips to residents

In anticipation of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Westminster PD is beefing up enforcement. “We are staffing four extra officers every day [July 1-4] and night to help with the...

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Westminster PD honors good works of employees at annual ceremony

Family, friends and colleagues packed the room at the Westminster Rose Center for the Westminster Police Department’s annual awards ceremony May 31. The event honors the agency’s employees for...

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630-mile ride in honor of fallen officers culminates at Westminster PD

With friends, family and colleagues applauding their arrival, the 30 cyclists walked their bikes through Westminster PD’s courtyard, heading straight toward the fallen officer memorial. They...

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Westminster PD offers tips to residents in wake of spate of fumigation burglaries

Westminster PD detectives are noticing a trend in a particular type of crime: burglaries at residences undergoing fumigation. “During that time when the home is tented … their houses are left...

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Westminster PD honors its three fallen officers, others who died at annual memorial ceremony

Students from Westminster’s Westmont Elementary School submitted essays on why it’s important to remember fallen officers. Fourth-grader Allie Espinosa, fourth-grader Sherlin Clara and...

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Westminster PD rookie officer talks freeway jumper off 405 Freeway overpass

Standing on the overpass above the 405 Freeway in Westminster, faced with the very real possibility of a man jumping to his death in front of him, Officer Abel Jimenez’s training kicked in. Keep...

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Neighborhood Watch event in Westminster brings community, law enforcement together

Anita and Steve Thomas have lived in the Westmont area of Westminster going on 50 years now. “Umpteen years ago, we couldn’t have asked to have moved into a better neighborhood,” said Anita,...

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