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La Habra PD connects with children, families with Pizza with a Police Pup

La Habra police have figured out the perfect way to connect with the city’s youngest residents — with pizza and canines. Dozens of families turned out Oct. 10 for the department’s inaugural...

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Westminster PD, City Hall, courts test disaster preparedness

Westminster PD, along with the rest of the Westminster Civic Center, will be ready when disaster strikes. Employees at the PD, the West Justice Center and City Hall practiced their preparedness on...

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Why veterans make good cops: Tustin PD to recruit at OC Stand Down

The parallels between the qualities of a law enforcement officer and veteran are many: commitment to service, an inherent sense of responsibility and a deep respect for discipline and chain of...

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New booth at Fullerton PD open house aims to help reunite missing persons with relatives

They can’t put the feeling into words. Joe Giasone takes a stab at it. “A feeling of real emptiness,” he says. “I still get choked up thinking about it.” The traumatic experience Joe and...

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Tustin sergeant shows gratitude after nearly losing career, life

As Sgt. Duane Havourd sat down to write his annual letter for a sixth year, he briefly considered abandoning the tradition. He thought it might be cliche. He wondered if he had anything more to...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue throws a block party for fire safety at annual 'Ready, Set, Go!' event

Steve Buffington remembers the destruction wrought by the Freeway Complex Fire of 2008. The longtime resident of Anaheim Hills speaks of the randomness of the blaze’s path of destruction, with some...

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Anaheim PD supporters unveil Police Service Dog Memorial to honor retired K9 officers

Cheryl Timmons ripped off the tarp to reveal the handsome monument underneath: A gray granite bust of a German shepherd perched atop a jet-black marble base. “Isn't it amazing?” said Timmons,...

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Westminster PD's domestic violence unit looks to help families heal

The neighbors called because they heard shouting. When Westminster Police responded to the domestic violence call, the scene was unusually calm. The couple’s four children weren’t crying or...

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Lock up: A behind-the-scenes look at a jailer’s shift at the Fullerton Police Department

He’s had every conceivable bodily fluid end up on his black shoes or forest-green uniform at one time or another, but Fullerton PD jailer Carlos Medina takes that highly unpleasant reality in...

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In a ‘milestone’ for Anaheim Fire & Rescue, 18 graduate from first-ever Leadership Academy

In what Chief Randy Bruegman called a “milestone” for Anaheim Fire & Rescue, 18 firefighters graduated last week from the agency’s first-ever Fire Leadership Academy. The academy was...

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