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Orange Police Department partners with Ronald McDonald House to help families in need of support

The Orange Police Department SWAT team worked double-duty at the Ronald McDonald House in Orange on a recent Wednesday evening. But instead of gearing up for a crisis situation, the team was there...

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For one day, at Orange Police Department, ‘our house is your house’

The safety and well-being of the community is the Orange Police Department’s first priority. At the department’s annual open house, the community got an up-close look at the variety of ways...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: November 15

On this week's Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we mourn with La Habra Police Department the passing of comfort K9 Emerson, attend a local memorial service for a former Orange Police Explorer who...

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Orange PD honor guard takes center stage at Orange Field of Valor ceremony

An honor guard contingent from the Orange Police Department was front and center Saturday in a special Veterans Day ceremony. For the fourth-annual Orange Field of Valor, organized by the Community...

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Orange police mourn fatally shot Georgia officer, a former Orange PD Explorer

When word spread of the shooting death of Officer Antwan Toney of the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia, the news reverberated some 3,000 miles across the country and rocked the Orange...

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Orange PD applauds Old Towne Orange Plaza as one of the ‘Great Places in America’

It’s the Plaza, not the Circle, read the bumper sticker. Whatever people call it, the park in the center of downtown Orange’s traffic circle – an iconic slice of Orange County – now has...

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New OPD records manager and former explorer loves the work she does

Kathy Palacio loves paperwork. “I know, it’s the weirdest thing, but I love it,” said the Orange PD Records Manager. Because of the need for maintaining a paper trail, organization is key to...

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Orange PD captain wears other hat, takes girls softball team to surprising heights

For Orange PD Captain Dave Nichols, the summer of 2018 will go down as one of his most memorable. No, he didn’t spend two weeks surfing in Bali, relaxing on the beaches in Maui, or spending time...

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Orange PD, amid unusual spate of pedestrian traffic fatalities, urges safety precautions

September is California Pedestrian Safety Month, and reminding the public about tips to avoid tragedy is especially important this year for the Orange PD. While Orange averages between six and 12...

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The best crime fighters on two wheels test skills at annual OCTOA Motor Rodeo

On September 12th, a half-mile strip of blacktop, normally a parking lot for beachgoers, recently became the ultimate stage for top motorcycle riders to showcase their skills – and these riders...

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