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Longtime Westminster P.D. volunteer tapped to be Little Saigon liaison

  This is the second part of two stories to introduce Westminster P.D.'s two newly tapped public information officers dedicated to serving the community of Little Saigon. We meet Billy Le, a...

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Fullerton PD officers honored for number of DUI arrests made in 2014; one logged 142

The memory will stay with him forever. Timothy Gibert was a rookie officer still in training with the Fullerton PD in 2010 when he responded to a serious traffic accident. A man who had been...

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Being a mom and a cop is perfect combo for this Anaheim PD Safe Schools investigator

One of them wears an ankle bracelet that monitors his movements because of an act of vandalism. Another has been cited twice for marijuana possession. He also recently stole an iPod, but the victim...

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For this Anaheim firefighter, rooting for UConn in women’s NCAA matchup is a slam-dunk

Father and daughter won’t be on speaking terms Tuesday. But that’s always been their ritual: He won’t talk to her on big-game days, preferring to let her focus on the task at hand. And games...

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Tustin PD educates community on use of force

Less than a second. That is often the amount of time an officer has to make a decision in a potentially life-threatening situation. Training, experience, perception and physics all play a role...

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Ask Officer Sherry, and the retiring Garden Grove CPO would say it’s been a great career

She hears it all the time: “Hey Officer Sherry!” Doesn’t seem to matter where she is. “Hey Officer Sherry!” She even heard it recently when she made a rare visit to Fashion Island in...

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Meet the Fullerton Police Department’s three recently promoted lieutenants

One is the first female motor officer in the history of the Fullerton Police Department. Another loves the size and diversity of the agency. And the third recently promoted lieutenant at the...

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Female paramedic with Anaheim Fire & Rescue is ‘treated the same as everyone else’

The firefighter paramedic’s black backpack hangs inside Engine 11 on the west side of Anaheim. It’s filled with supplies and materials for scary things like hazardous material spills. That...

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A homeless man, a frantic mom and a lost autistic boy: dramatic day for Garden Grove PD

Shirtless and shoeless, the frantic homeless man darted across the street to an Arco gas station. He asked a customer to dial 911. The customer ignored him. Determined not to give up, Ian...

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Weight lifted for CSI investigator after tragic loss

As you finish this story, you may be surprised to find out that you will know an interesting fact about Tustin Police Services Officer Denise Avila that even her mother doesn’t know. Avila, 35,...

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