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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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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: September 11

On this week's episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we train with the Westminster Police Department, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and businesses on the law when it...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: September 5

On this week’s episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we learn about a new non-lethal technology that could help police restrain criminals in Westminster, we wade into the ocean with a...

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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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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds - August 22

On this week's Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we visit National Night Out at the Anaheim Police Department and the Westminster Police Department, and we learn more about Deputy Chief Jeff Blair at...

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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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