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All Garden Grove PD motor officers now are certified as Drug Recognition Experts

In what the Garden Grove PD says may be a first for a law enforcement agency, all officers on the GGPD’s Motors Unit are certified Drug Recognition Experts. So-called DREs are officers who go...

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APD’s Crime Task Force is agency’s go-to for suspect apprehension and surveillance

Whether it’s a shooting, sexual assault, homicide, robbery or any other type of crime, if a suspect needs to be found, there’s a good chance Anaheim Police Department’s Crime Task Force will...

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Donate Life 5K Run-Walk underscores close partnership between OneLegacy and OCSD

The testimonials rang out loudly from the stage on the intramural field at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, moments before the start of the Donate Life 5K Run-Walk. Held for the 15th year, the event...

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Fullerton, La Habra police departments show their love during citywide service day

Fullerton police officers and explorers deployed to a hillside at the Fullerton Sports Complex on Saturday. Another group of FPD officers and cadets converged on the Juanita Cook Trail. Donning...

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Anaheim PD’s Traffic Unit goes beyond enforcement to keep the public safe

The mission of the Anaheim Police Department’s Traffic Unit is to keep drivers and the public safe. And the agency doesn’t just rely on handing out tickets to get the job done. The Traffic...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue has really got your goats when it comes to wildfire prevention

California’s winter rains have helped improve the region’s drought conditions, but there are other effects of increased rainfall: more growth in wildland areas. Fortunately, Anaheim Fire &...

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Westminster PD chaplain finds his calling with his 'ministry of presence'

In his nearly 20 years as a police chaplain at Westminster Police Department, Pastor Robert Benoun has witnessed both tragedy and celebration. He’s married about eight WPD officers to their...

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Checking in with Chief Randy Bruegman of Anaheim Fire & Rescue: 'We're really focused'

Editor’s note: Behind the Badge OC sat down this week with Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman for a brief chat on what’s happening at the agency. Below are excerpts from the...

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After 50 years, legendary Harbor Patrol deputy has pretty much seen and done it all

They popped up out of the ocean like huge corks. “Weirdest thing I saw in my life,” says Terry Smith, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy who has been patrolling the county’s...

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Spanish-language Citizens’ Academy marks an important first for the Tustin PD

Smiles and hugs were in ample supply at a dinner honoring graduates of the first Spanish-language Tustin Police Department Citizens’ Academy on April 12. Nearly 60 attendees, including the 33...

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