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Westminster PD sex offender registrant checks help keep the community safe

The Westminster Police Department manages the files of 290 registered sex offenders in the city, and that includes making sure they’re in compliance with state rules. To this end, the agency...

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OCSD's TSA K9s are federally trained dogs at the ready to sniff out explosives

German shorthaired pointer Ara excitedly searches the Orange County Transportation Authority bus, looking for her mark. Once she finds it, she sits and waits for her prize: a tennis ball. Next comes...

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FPD’s ECHO Unit targets overcrowding, other activities in and around downtown bars

On weekend nights, downtown Fullerton transforms from an eclectic array of eateries and trendy boutiques into party zone. As these food and drink establishments become nightclubs, swarms of...

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Tustin PD taking back park that had become a haven for crime and transients

For Sheridan Hjorth, it was all about free popsicles. Her brother, Alexander, liked exploring. And rounding out the set of 10-year-old triplets was Matthew, who enjoyed getting close-up looks at...

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Survive & Thrive 5K and Health & Safety Expo to support survivors of violent crime

Elizabeth has no recollection of the fraction of a second that altered her life forever, the night of Sept. 2, 2013, when a bullet fired from a 9 mm gun in the hands of a gang member ripped through...

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OCSD's K9 unit apprehends five suspects in one day in two separate incidents

March 23 was a good day for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 unit. Four K9/handler teams were responsible for apprehending a total of five suspects in two separate incidents across the...

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OCDA’s Rapid DNA team is a big hit for Garden Grove PD, other OC police agencies

The bad guy blew it. After he cut his hand smashing the window of a car he was burglarizing in November 2016 in Garden Grove, the criminal used 10 napkins he found in the victim’s vehicle to stem...

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GGPD Lt. Carl Whitney settles in as new PIO as he plans increased recruitment efforts

If there’s one thing Garden Grove PD’s Lt. Carl Whitney has learned over his 25 years in law enforcement, it’s the importance of treating people with respect. “I’ve learned over my...

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Tustin PD’s new K9 team, Kingsley and Officer Chuck Mitchell, now are on duty

Belgian Malinois Kingsley officially began duty as a police K9 for the Tustin Police Department on Wednesday, March 8. “He’s doing great; he’s raring to go,” said Kingsley’s handler,...

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Garden Grove PD empowers Palma Vista youngsters to transform their neighborhood

It starts with the kids. That’s been the mantra voiced over and over by the Garden Grove PD and other city agencies during their months-long effort to revitalize a neighborhood challenged by...

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