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Tustin PD gives community a behind-the-scenes look at the department

When Tustin’s K-9 is chasing a suspect or the SWAT team is called out to respond to a high-risk situation the public usually doesn’t have a front-row seat. But on Saturday, June 13, thousands...

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This senior volunteer for the Fullerton PD just can’t say no to donating lots of hours to agency

He’s going to get even. Not that the genteel man whose backyard in Fullerton includes a garden with 18 varieties of tomatoes --- a grandfather of four who has been married for 53 years --- is going...

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Westminster police send victims of home burglary to Disneyland

For more than a year, the 17-year-old had been shoving money earned from babysitting and scorekeeping at basketball games into a rinsed-out nacho cheese jar tucked in her dresser. Lisa Davila, a...

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Anaheim PD’s junior cadets honored before several hundred at gala graduation ceremony

On Friday, June 12 I pulled into the parking structure of the Anaheim Convention Center. I immediately knew this was going to be a special event because I arrived 45 minutes early and already was...

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Garden Grove Police honor their fallen five at 28th annual ‘Call to Duty’ memorial service

The names of the five fallen officers were repeated 12 times by speakers during the hour-long ceremony. Sgt. Myron L. Trapp Reserve Officer Andy Reese Officer Donald Reed Officer Michael...

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No. 18: Crips gang member shot in face reunites with Tustin PD officers who arrested him

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published June 15.  Jeff Blair has a thing for remembering...

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Anaheim PD’s Cops 4 Kids Junior Cadets put through weekend academy ahead of graduation

Before they graduated last night (Friday, June 12) as the Anaheim PD’s largest graduating junior cadet class in 10 years, participants in the APD’s Cops 4 Kids Junior Cadets program were put...

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Westminster officer, detective uncover cross-state human trafficking ring

Calls like these rarely come in. Westminster Officer Rachel Proulx on April 23 was dispatched to Motel 6 in the 13000 block of Goldenwest Avenue to investigate a prostitute reporting she had been...

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Survey says: Public urged to participate in City of Anaheim’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

With the disaster flick “San Andreas” barreling past the $100 million mark in domestic grosses, it’s clear moviegoers enjoy watching cities get destroyed. In real life, however, no one wants to...

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Honor of wearing a badge underscored at Fullerton PD Promotions, Awards Ceremony

Dan Hughes held up a police badge. “It’s really important that you understand what a privilege it is to wear a badge,” the Fullerton police chief said in brief remarks at the start of the...

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