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Garden Grove PD salutes 16 graduates of its latest Citizen Academy

The Garden Grove PD held a ceremony earlier this month for graduates of its Citizen Academy. The 16 members of the class of 2015 learned about such things as arrest laws, patrol procedures, crime...

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Garden Grove officers provide resources to homeless drug addicts living in flood channel

The sword was made out of flattened bicycle handlebars, with PVC pipe melted onto one end for a handle. The owner of the crudely fashioned weapon used it to protect himself in a dark underworld of...

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Anaheim officer’s seat-of-the-pants thinking saves Oregon family’s Disneyland vacation

The auto burglary call came in around 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Anaheim PD Officer Dave Garcia, who works on the Resort Policing Team at a substation at Downtown Disney, responded. A black...

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Burglar jumps off building to evade police but is no match for Westminster PD, OCSD

They stopped for a moment face-to-face. When the burglar came around the corner, arms full of merchandise from a local business he had just broken into, he didn’t expect to be confronted by two...

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Getting it Wright: Tustin lieutenant says pressure mounts in volunteer gig

It’s a different kind of pressure. With more than 25 years in law enforcement, Tustin PD Lt. Bob Wright knows how to handle adrenaline-producing high-stress situations, but this is not the...

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Garden Grove officers working on Christmas spread the love to children living in motels

Garden Grove PD officers working Christmas Day spent some time during their shift brightening up the day for children living in motels and in neighborhoods filled with families less fortunate than...

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A Christmas story about love, loss and some caring support from the Garden Grove PD

The little girl ripped open an early Christmas present --- one of several courtesy of the Garden Grove Police Department. A baby doll. “Now I have tons of babies!” Emily Barragan, 5, squealed in...

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For these needy children and their families, Santa dressed in blue and wore an APD badge

For a lot of children, the thought of a police officer knocking on the front door can be frightening. But that wasn’t the case Dec. 22. On Tuesday across the city of Anaheim, children waited...

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Tustin PD brings Christmas early for local families

Christmas and joy don’t always go hand-in-hand for families facing hardship, but Tustin PD is on a mission to change that. The department on Wednesday, Dec. 16, held its annual Santa Cop event for...

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O.C. deputies surprise families with cash during first-ever ‘Operation Secret Santa’

The recently widowed mother of three was in the middle of dinner with her family when she heard the knocking at her front door. “Hi,” the visitor said to the teenager who opened the door. “Is...

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