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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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La Habra sergeant embraces the dark side to benefit charity

It’s strange when children run toward the bad guy and even stranger still when they’re afraid of the good guy. This is sometimes the reality for La Habra Sgt. Rob Diehl. “Being a police...

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Life-saving, crime-solving, community-inspiring: Tustin police honor work in 2015

From life-saving rescues, to solving high-profile cases, to a deep dedication to community service, there was much outstanding work in 2015 from members of the Tustin Police Department. Employees...

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Firefighters brush up on swift-water rescue training after first El Niño-fueled storms pass

Signs of the first El Niño-fueled storms of the winter still were vivid last Friday when two-dozen-plus firefighters gathered in Anaheim for training. On that clear morning, fresh snow on the San...

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