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OCSD SWAT deputies help clear 220 felony arrest warrants in Santa Ana

The man slept in a cluttered room inside his grandmother’s house in Santa Ana, an 8-inch, double-sided dagger jammed down the front pocket of his jeans. Outside the brown, single-store house near...

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Walk for Law Enforcement through Tustin attracts scores of supporters

Temperatures hovering near triple digits weren’t nearly enough to stop dozens of community members from hitting the pavement to proclaim their support for law enforcement. With many waving U.S....

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Garden Grove PD targets criminal activity around Beach, Garden Grove Boulevards

The two women had found some shade under a tree to escape the hot afternoon sun. Appearing to be homeless, their belongings in suitcases, they sipped sodas and ate Oreos while sitting in a large,...

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Annual Motor Rodeo brings together officers from across state, raises funds for the fallen

A motorcycle rider himself, Jim Tigner Sr. enjoyed watching the 600-plus motorcycle officers competing in the Motor Rodeo at the Huntington State Beach parking lot on Sep. 13. Not only did he come...

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Orange PD’s Crisis Negotiations Unit excels at making connections when lives are in balance

It used to be that members of the Orange PD’s Crisis Negotiations Unit (CNU) maybe were dispatched to one or two calls a year. For some reason or a combination of reasons --- drugs, mental health...

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Westminster PD holds Neighborhood Watch meeting to encourage dialogue with residents

In the continued effort to promote an open line of communication between residents and law enforcement, Westminster PD hosted a Neighborhood Watch meeting in the city’s Council Chambers on Sept....

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This Anaheim Fire & Rescue staffer specializes in worst-case scenario thinking

Jeff DuVall isn’t really into disaster movies. But daily, as an administrative analyst with Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Emergency Management and Preparedness Section, he contemplates worst-case...

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Garden Grove PD holds physical agility tryouts for possible recruits

Markus Handlon, 22, flew out from Colorado to participate in the Garden Grove Police Department’s physical agility test on Saturday at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training...

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BTBuzz: Gainesville police officers create a storm of their own

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida on Sunday night, first responders geared up for the work ahead. The Gainesville Police Department was no different. The agency posted a few photos to...

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9/11 first responder, local officials commemorate 16th anniversary of attacks

A 200-member choir sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” A pipes and drums corps played “America the Beautiful.” The colors were presented, and the National Anthem was...

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