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Meet the Fullerton PD’s two newest sworn hires --- that’s right, ‘girl police officers’

When the two newest members of the Fullerton Police Department recently went out in public for the first time in uniform, three words really stuck with them. Girl police officers! Three little...

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Here comes the rain again: Anaheim Fire, other agencies ready for swift-water rescues

Rain has arrived and more is forecast for Saturday night, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Jan. 31 --- not an El Niño event, meteorologists say, but a reminder that the potentially destructive "conveyor belt"...

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Active shooter ready: Westminster PD trains city staff, local teachers on being first-care providers

Fourteen minutes was the best-case scenario. When a husband-and-wife team of terrorists opened fire at a holiday party in the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino in December, the police SWAT...

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Anaheim PD's Wellness Director Kari Throop has finger on pulse of law enforcement health

June 28, 2013 was an important day in Lt. Rich LaRochelle’s life. At over 300 pounds, it was the day he decided to lose weight and regain control of his health. Since then he’s lost 101 pounds,...

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Inside the Academy: Tustin PD recruits tackle month 1

Adapt and stay focused. That seems the running theme for the Tustin Police Department’s three recruits making their way through the academy at the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training...

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Anaheim PD’s mounted unit horses are a disarming force, thanks to vigorous training

There’s something both majestic and intimidating about a horse. Even as you watch him gallop across a large expanse, marveling at his beauty, you quickly step back if he gets just a little too...

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Feel free to 'like' on Facebook this story about GGPD officer who goes undercover online

Gary Elkins may be too old, he jokes, to figure out Tumblr, but the veteran Garden Grove cop sure knows his way around Facebook. And when Elkins logs onto the mega-social networking site, only his...

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Tustin unveils new Emergency Operations Center

As recent rains hammered Tustin, along with rest of Orange County, police responded to the kinds of things wet weather typically brings: car crashes and flooded streets. The recent El Nino-driven...

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Training day: Anaheim field training officer hits streets on graveyard shift with new hire

The two Anaheim PD officers rolled up to the scene as a backup unit on a call about a trespasser. The younger cop behind the wheel and his female companion, Officer Kacey Costa, got out of their...

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Sex trafficking victim: 'Just because I was beaten or raped … that’s not all that I am’

Here’s how it happens. You are an only child being raised by a single mom. She works two jobs. A family “friend” begins molesting you. You are 9. At 10, you are taking a shortcut to a...

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