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Shoot or don’t shoot: BTB writers go behind the gun in split-second scenarios

There’s a guy with a machete threatening kids at a playground, what do you do? How do you handle the man in the courtyard of an apartment complex who was just beating his wife? He has something...

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‘You’re going to get there,’ Anaheim chief tells attendees of annual Youth Leadership Academy

There were visits to Disneyland, of course --- two, in fact. But for more than 160 kids from California and some from as far away as New Jersey, Utah and Wyoming, an extended weekend in Anaheim that...

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Missing persons cases rank top priority for Westminster police

The 86-year-old woman knocked on a neighbor’s door and asked to come out of the rain. Only, it wasn’t raining. The woman, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and early onset dementia, left her...

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You better not be reading this story while driving, police say in April safety campaign

If you’re reading this story from your mobile phone as you drive, five strong words of advice: Put the phone down now! Police also urge: Keep your eyes on the road! April is National Distracted...

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Fullerton police hunt for burglary suspect who invaded two homes Tuesday night

Fullerton police are searching for a suspect believed to be involved in two residential burglaries in the northeast area of the city Tuesday evening. Police officers first received a report of a...

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Boy, 14, shot in Garden Grove; suspects also fired at relative who gave chase in truck

Police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a double-shooting Tuesday afternoon that sent a 14-year-old boy to the hospital with two gunshot wounds and damaged the truck of a...

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Westminster police ramp up recruitment efforts

Westminster police are making a push for more diversity in their ranks through a recruitment effort that targets career professionals and bilingual candidates. WPD in recent months has put an...

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La Habra invites community to learn about policing

Residents interested in learning about police work can get an in-depth look at how the La Habra Police Department serves the community with an upcoming Citizens’ Academy. In April, the...

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Short move, long journey marks detective's historic new assignment at Fullerton PD

Seven desks over. That’s how far Veronica Gardea moved to start her new assignment at the Fullerton Police Department --- about 100 feet down the same row of cubicles in the Investigations...

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Homegrown Westminster commander makes policing personal

Three miles to work, three miles home. Westminster Commander Al Panella has the same routine almost every day. He laces up his Asics and often jogs from his Westminster home to the police...

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