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Pasadena Police Department set to open museum to share its history

An 88-year old gun belt and holster is displayed on a table in an upstairs office at the Pasadena Police Department. Laid out alongside it are old pair of handcuffs, a set of brass knuckles –...

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Outreach, shelter beds help Anaheim police help homeless

First, families stopped visiting the park. Then residents became vigilant when using the library, checking the bathrooms before letting children enter. They changed their walking routes,...

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Orange County public safety agencies, led by OC Sheriff's Department, launch Text-to-911

Orange County public safety leaders announced Wednesday the launch of a Text-to-911 system, a service expected to have a big impact on the way police, fire, and EMS personnel respond to...

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Mr. Tustin competitor hails from city’s police department

Tustin Police Services Officer Steve Giddings will do just about anything for a good cause. The longtime Tustin resident put that idea to the test late last year when he was nominated to compete...

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Meet the Department: APD Detention Facility staffers excel at critical work out of spotlight

The correctional officer raps on the door of the cell. “Bring your trash out,” Ernesto Cendejas tells the inmate. “Then you’ll get your food.” Later, Cendejas books a 17-year-old arrested...

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Orange takes unconventional approach to crime prevention

The Orange Police Department is stopping crime before it happens by encouraging building designs that inhibit illegal activity. The department was among the first in the state to use this unique...

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Getting fit at Pasadena Police Department’s brand new gym

  When Pasadena Police Commander Kelly Evans heard about an empty office space in the basement of the department, he knew what he wanted to see in the vacant room: a  gym. Not just an...

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Westminster Police Department welcomes new hires, celebrates promotions at annual swearing-in ceremony

The room at the Westminster Rose Center was filled with police officers, employees, their families and friends from neighboring agencies for the Westminster PD swearing-in and promotions ceremony...

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GPS technology allows Tustin police to swiftly track, arrest thieves

It was 2:30 a.m. when the Tustin Police Department got the alert: a bottle of cough syrup tagged with a GPS tracker had been stolen from a nearby pharmacy. The burglars drove toward Rowland...

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Patrol robot debuts in the new year at Westminster Police Department

Westminster Police Department might have just changed the face of patrol work this month when officers began using a robot as an intelligence-gathering tool for potentially dangerous calls. Sgt....

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