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Tustin officers, other PD personnel who were high school rivals now play for the same team

School may be out for summer, but at the Tustin PD, there’s always a bit of a high-school rivalry going on. That’s because the agency employs 17 graduates from the two oldest local high schools...

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Westminster PD’s crime analyst sorts through reams of data in search of answers

Elizabeth Yee’s job title isn’t often popularized on modern TV crime shows. She isn’t a detective. She’s not CSI. But she definitely helps solve crimes like homicides, sexual assaults and...

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BTBuzz: ‘Donut boy’ on a crusade to thank police around the country

The joke about cops and donuts has become a way for one young boy to show his appreciation to law enforcement across the country. Tyler Carach, 9, better known as “Donut Boy,” is on a...

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Modern fingerprint, DNA technology helps Garden Grove PD solve vicious 1990 murder

His personal life in shambles following a break-up with his boyfriend, Brian Gene McNamara bellied up to the bar at Garden Grove’s Frat House, a popular watering hole for gay men. It was Monday,...

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City of Anaheim keeps promise, hires 40 new APD officers in last four years

Four years ago, the Anaheim PD was experiencing challenging times, with civil unrest over two officer-involved shootings. And because of the economic downturn that zapped staffing at police agencies...

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BTBuzz: Old police uniforms are being transformed into teddy bears

Ever wondered what happens when law enforcement officers retire their uniforms? The wife of a Michigan police officer found a creative solution. The Kalkaska City Police Department had about...

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A nurse in the firehouse, an urgent care on wheels

On a hot July day in the back of an ambulance, Victoria Morrison senses it’s time to lighten the mood a bit. Half to distract and half to reassure her patient. The timing is impeccable. As her...

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WPD’s Safety Day shows the community that police officers and firefighters are people too

With Westminster’s Sigler Park teeming with children and adults, sirens blared as a couple of police SUVs pursued a sedan. The trio sped onto the park’s field, surrounded by the crowd standing...

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Veteran Brea PD officer enjoying the life of a single mother with her adopted son, 8

Her dream was a typical one. As a young girl, Shannon Buckels’ vision was to get married, have kids and live in a house enclosed by the proverbial white picket fence. “I had never thought of...

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Tustin PD invites the community out to National Night Out at The District

From one little booth stationed in front of the Target store at The District at Tustin Legacy to more than 50 vendors and nearly 1,300 visitors, Tustin PD’s local celebration of National Night Out...

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