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From refugee to officer: Westminster police officer's tale of survival, success

This is the first of two stories to introduce Westminster Police Department's newest public information officers, who have been tapped to serve the Vietnamese community of Little Saigon. First, we...

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Anaheim Police Department promotes four, welcomes three new officers

This past Thursday, March 4, the Anaheim Police Department promoted two sergeants, a lieutenant and a member of its professional staff. The APD also welcomed three new police officers to the agency....

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Cold case files: HB detective investigating missing boy feared to be serial killer victim

The man staring back at the detective looks to be the same age as the little boy who disappeared off a Santa Ana street corner nearly 40 years ago. The man and the little boy share a name. And...

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New Garden Grove PIO has plenty of stories of his own to tell

As the new public information officer for the Garden Grove PD, Lt. Bob Bogue spends a fair amount of time dealing with the media --- providing sound bites on camera during breaking news, writing...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Hazmat Specialists are a team with real chemistry

Talk about a baptism by fire. Shortly after it was formed in 1985, the Hazardous Materials Response Team of the then-named Anaheim Fire Department was put to the ultimate test. On June 22 that...

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Garden Grove Police DUI checkpoint: ‘We’re out here for your safety’

Behind the Badge OC spent time with the Garden Grove PD at a DUI checkpoint on Feb. 13. To view our video coverage, click on above photo. Like many law enforcement agencies, the Garden Grove PD...

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HBPD’s aero unit catches bad guys, makes rescues and saves lives

They decided they would shoot the police officer. Two parolees had just committed a burglary before being pulled over for a traffic stop in Huntington Beach. When the officer came to the...

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Promotions: Meet the Fullerton Police Department’s five new sergeants

One’s a Dodgers fan, two are former Los Angeles Police Department officers, one’s a respected Drug Recognition Expert, and the fifth just helped form a new Peer Support Team Meet the five...

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Taking a byte out of crime: Tustin Police crime analyst uses computer to solve cases

They were sophisticated. Not some amateur smash and grab outfit. These criminals were good at their craft. They had been successfully breaking into commercial warehouses all over Southern...

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Former Marine in need gets assist from Fullerton PD Homeless Liaison Unit

“Thank you, sir.” It was a simple yet heartfelt sentiment from a former Marine who lost her job and ended up homeless. Monday afternoon, Antoinette Smith said those words to Corp. Dan Heying of...

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