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Fullerton PD ramps up recruitment with team of nearly 30 who woo newbies and laterals

Sgt. John Ema, who runs the personnel and training division at the Fullerton PD, motions to the white board hanging in his office. In various colors of erasable ink that indicate such positions as...

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Rapid DNA system used in Orange police arrest of man charged with stealing panties, drinking milk from college women’s home

The Orange Police Department has arrested a man suspected of burglarizing the home of four female college students and leaving semen on one victim’s laptop. Jonathan Jose Ruiz, 19, of Orange was...

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A Chicago officer has been convicted of murder 4 years after shooting of 17-year-old

On Oct. 5, 2018, a jury found Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke faces up to 20 years in...

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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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Brothers, on the job and off, win accolades at Tustin Police Department

Officers Michael and Charlie Carter of the Tustin Police Department might have grown up together, but in personality and policing styles, they’re polar opposites. Their close friendship and...

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OCSD arrests Mexican police officer after finding 50-plus pounds of meth in his car

The Orange County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday arrested a man who said he's a police officer from Mexico for transporting more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine and concealing it in a secret...

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From morning to evening, Anaheim PD officers chat with locals on National Coffee With a Cop Day

Waking up, getting dressed, and getting coffee is a morning routine for most people. When Anaheim residents walked into a Starbucks on East Santa Ana Canyon Road on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for their...

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Human trafficking is horrible anywhere but in Pattaya, Thailand it's a thriving disgrace

You can’t be a police officer in any major city in the United States without having to deal with the problems and issues related to human trafficking and the sex industry. After 30 years on the...

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Pasadena PD Explorers take on the challenges in the annual Battle of the Badges competition

They may be the future protectors of life and property. And for a full Saturday, Pasadena Police Explorers were among 259 Explorers, mostly ages 14 to 17, representing 23 LA County agencies who...

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Behind the Badge in 60 seconds: Oct. 5

On this week's Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we learn about the OC Crime Lab's forensics team, we celebrate the fine work of the OCSD stepping up, along with the City of Dana Point, to help...

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