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No. 21: ‘Will to Survive’ training takes recruits through exhausting test of arrest control techniques

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story was originally published April 25.  A lot of people have never been hit...

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This Austin is a powerful example of how Garden Grove PD’s ‘farm system’ works

In early May, while speaking to explorers at an awards gala, Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin compared Major League Baseball’s farm system to his agency’s ideal method of hiring new...

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No. 22: Meet Bill Collins, the Westminster Police officer who came back from the dead

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published Jan. 16.  He remembers the first thing he said to...

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No. 23: Fullerton PD begins tradition with inaugural ‘Walk of Honor’ for retired Sgt. Tak Kim

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story was originally published March 26.  The sergeant told his colleagues...

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Update: Hoops-playing daughter of Anaheim Fire & Rescue firefighter seeks All Star votes

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the 21-year-old daughter of Anaheim Fire & Rescue firefighter Khairi Ali, was featured in a Behind the Badge OC story in April (click here to read) when UConn was...

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No. 24: HBPD reaches out to build ties with residents of Oak View neighborhood

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story was originally published Dec. 14.  Gang violence, narcotics, vandalism...

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Metro Cities Fire Authority believed to have only explorer post of its kind in the nation

Mike Bates has been a dispatcher at Metro Cities Fire Authority (Metro Net) in Anaheim for 13 years. His son, Mathew, 20, has been a Public Safety Communications Explorer for more than a year. Wait,...

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No. 26: HBPD’s ‘Mamasan’ case landmark in fight against human trafficking

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story from Huntington Beach PD was originally published Dec. 11.  The women...

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Explorers and their advisors honored at Gold Awards at OCSD Regional Training Academy

Explorers and their advisors from several law enforcement agencies in Orange County and beyond were honored Tuesday, June 30 at the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association’s...

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No. 28: Nearly killed during DUI traffic stop, officer joins HB team targeting intoxicated drivers

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. No. 28 from Huntington Beach was originally published April 9.  It started as a...

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