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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: February 20

On this week's episode of Behind the Badge, learn about Keith Sharon's new podcast "Crime Beat" with the OC Register, first responders and their partners attend a Public Safety Couples Resiliency...

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Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin to retire, ending 32-year career at agency

Editor's note: This just in, a news release from the City of Garden Grove: Police Chief Todd Elgin has notified Garden Grove City Manager Scott Stiles of his decision to retire from the City of...

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Garden Grove recruiting 16 officers and support staff with money from new sales tax

Stretched to the limit over the last two decades, the Garden Grove PD is recruiting 16 additional police officers and support personnel, thanks to a 1-cent local sales tax overwhelmingly approved by...

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GGPD DUI checkpoint honors fallen Costa Mesa Fire Capt. Mike Kreza

DUI checkpoints staged on Orange County roadways are similar, regardless of the law enforcement agency running them. Well-lit signs alert drivers of the approaching checkpoint as vehicles are...

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Thankful Thursday: Garden Grove Undercover Officer and OCSD Investigator

It’s Thankful Thursday and this week we're highlighting our thanks to a Garden Grove Police Department undercover officer who's back on patrol; and Larry Pool, formerly of the Orange County...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: July 26

On this week's episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we invite you to vote on your favorite #LipSyncChallenge videos by law enforcement around the nation, a man on the Tustin Police Department's...

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Garden Grove PD looking for a few good women, and men as well, for academy

Of the 200 or so applications for police officer the Garden Grove PD received in its latest recruitment process that closes today, July 18, nearly two-dozen are from females. That’s good, agency...

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Garden Grove police officers share special bond following tragedy

The first time Garden Grove Police Officer Phillip Pham met Officer Jason Perkins was after a terrible tragedy. It was 2014, and Pham’s younger brother, 22-year-old Pierre, had been killed in a...

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GGPD makes major improvements to front lobby, records and dispatch

Garden Grove PD dispatchers sat hard at work on a recent afternoon at their brand-new, state-of-the-art work stations – one of several much-anticipated improvements in the agency’s Communications...

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Behind the Badge introduces a new video feature, 'Close Calls'

Behind the Badge OC is introducing a new video feature, "Close Calls," in which members of the law enforcement community describe brushes with tragedy. Kicking off this series is Lt. Carl Whitney of...

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