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Roman: Six ways you can prevent being victimized during the holidays

The holiday season is a time for giving, right? Unfortunately, it is also the season for taking and stealing. It sounds bad, but it’s true. There are predators that prey on people during the...

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Roman: 12 questions about police to ponder

By John Roman What if you were at work and a stranger told you how to do your job? Imagine knowing this person was never trained to do your job and never held your position before. Imagine...

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Vargas: Most people will never understand what it's like to be a cop

It’s hard to explain the angst I’ve felt over the last few days as I’ve watched the aftermath of the Grand Jury findings in Ferguson. The wanton looting, angry protests and nonstop pundits on...

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For public safety workers, Thanksgiving is just another day at work

What is your Thanksgiving Day like? For some, it means spending time with family while eating turkey and watching football. For others, it means getting in line at Walmart or Best Buy for that...

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Five ways to get out of a ticket

The holiday shopping season is upon us and it’s time to buy those gifts for family and friends. I’ve come up with five simple tips to get out of a ticket and to save money. Stop for stop...

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Vargas: Conley was a ‘CSI guy’ before TV made it popular

On Saturday, I attended the memorial service for Anaheim Police Department Forensics Supervisor Jim Conley. He passed away from a massive heart attack just 11 months after retiring. Sadly, I have...

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Roman: Jeff Tobin was our friend

Today Officer Jeff Tobin was memorialized after losing his battle to brain cancer. He was and will forever be an Anaheim Police officer. He was also our friend. I happened to be just one of...

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Roman: The real story of policing is teamwork

When was the last time you told a beat partner thank you? I’m not talking about an obligatory thank you. I mean a sincere thank you. We run from one emergency to the next and these two simple...

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Vargas: What really kills cops

Today I watched as the remains of Lt. Ken Alexander were transported from St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton to McAulay and Wallace Mortuary. It was a solemn procession with representatives from...

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Roman: Remember to thank the dispatchers

Say the word dispatcher and the first thing that comes to mind should be understaffed and unappreciated. They’re the voice on the phone with no face. They’re the lifeline between victims and...

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