Anaheim Police Historian publishes book honoring department’s 150 years


Anaheim Police Officer Rick Martinez vividly remembers sitting around a table in 1988 with members of the Los Angeles Police Association when the newest volume of the Los Angeles Police Department’s historical yearbook was being passed around. Then it occurred to him — over 100 years old at the time, the Anaheim Police Department also had a rich history, but none of it was ever recorded. “I said, ‘Why don’t we do something like that at the (Anaheim Police) Department,’” recalls Martinez, who is now retired. Armed with a thirst for information, Martinez set out to chronicle the century-old history…

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