Features

Westminster police equip patrol cars with AEDs

It happens often. A call for medical aid comes in — someone is suffering cardiac arrest, is not breathing or has collapsed — and police are first on the scene. “Over the past several...

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When it comes to keeping Anaheim safe, this Angel in the sky answers a lot of prayers

She paints a picture from the sky. That’s how members of the Anaheim PD’s Air Support Bureau describe Angel, the police helicopter that supports officers on the ground --- and even pitches in to...

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Trauma Intervention Program looking for a few good men and women to serve as volunteers

Emotional rescue. That’s the specialty of the men and women who respond to emergency calls as volunteers with the Trauma Intervention Program of Orange County. And now TIP is looking for more...

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Why this police dispatcher took his last call, and what he’s now doing to help others in field

The Anaheim Police dispatcher answered the call like he did every other: by pushing a button that played a pre-recorded message of his voice: “911 emergency.” It was 5:50 p.m. on Oct. 31,...

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Tustin Chief encourages community to ‘ask him anything’ on Facebook

Questions about traffic, school and neighborhood safety, and inquiries about loud neighbors and nuisance ice cream trucks --- nothing was off limits when Chief Charles Celano took to Facebook to hear...

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Families, police in Orange County come together in partnership for National Night Out

The boy waited in a long line for his chance to sit on a police motorcycle and get his picture taken with an officer. Once he sat alongside Tustin Police Sgt. Ryan Coe, the boy, George --- his...

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Meet the Fullerton PD’s new K9 -- and be sure to vote on what his new name should be

The cop looked at the crate in the car, waiting in anticipation. Inside the crate was a rambunctious 14-month-old Belgian Malinois --- a gorgeous boy with a dark-cinnamon coat and black face and...

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For police officers, engaging with youth on the autism spectrum poses unique challenges

Come over here and sit down. What is your name? Where do you live? For most people, such commands and questions are simple. For children and young adults on the autism spectrum, they can be...

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New feature: Officer was inspired by resilience and values of his immigrant grandparents

Editor’s note: What are you most proud of? That’s the question we pose to police officers and firefighters in this new regular feature. Billy Phu is a gang unit detective with the Fullerton...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue joins veterans in holding first-ever flag retirement ceremony

Respect. That was the theme Saturday when Anaheim military veterans, firefighters and explorers held, for the first time, a flag retirement ceremony at the North Net Training Facility. For...

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