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June 6, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
When retiring Police Chief David Barr accepted the Integrity Pioneer Award this week, he became the first "top cop" in the state recognized for developing and instituting a department-wide ethics program. Given by Florida-based National Institute of Ethics, the award is one of six given annually to law enforcement agencies and police training organizations that have made significant strides toward the prevention of unethical acts.
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May 16, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Vince Giampa, a 27-year veteran of the city's police force, has been appointed chief of the department, the city manager said Thursday. Giampa, 49, has been second in command for the last five years. He succeeds David S. Barr, who announced his retirement plans in March. Giampa joined La Palma's force in 1970 and climbed through the ranks, working as a patrol officer, detective and lieutenant.
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April 4, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
Glenn W. Reeves, 82, who was the founding coordinator of the city's volunteer police program for senior citizens, has stepped down as head of the 3 1/2-year-old organization. Reeves will remain active, however, in the activities of Senior Citizens Organizing Reciprocal Efforts, known as SCORE. Ted Reina is the new coordinator for SCORE, succeeding Reeves. Reina has been with SCORE for two years. He is an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Reina spent 37 years with Pacific Bell Telephone Co.
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March 11, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
After 32 years of police service, including 24 years in La Palma, Police Chief David S. Barr has announced plans to retire in midsummer. "I believe the time has come for me to settle back, shift gears, turn to new directions and explore life's next horizon," Barr, 53, said. He said he will continue teaching at Golden West College and Fullerton College, where he is an adjunct faculty member in the criminal justice programs. Mayor Kenneth Blake said that City Manager Daniel E.
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March 7, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
Citing the need for more radio-dispatch space, the City Council has approved a $72,780 contract for remodeling part of police headquarters. The contract, awarded to EMS Construction of Anaheim, calls for expanding the existing dispatch office. Public Works Director Ismile H. Noorbaksh said the expansion will give communications and dispatch about a third more room than they presently have.
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February 7, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
A resident whose home was burglarized was so jubilant when police recovered his property that he made an anonymous $2,000 donation to the city. The City Council this week accepted the gift and dedicated the money to the city's Young Adult Teen Club, which is advised by police officers and aims to keep juveniles from becoming involved in crime. Police Chief David S. Barr gave council members a brief description of how the donation came about.
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January 3, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER and BILL BILLITER and LORI HAYCOX
Police Detective Cpl. James K. Enright, a 15-year veteran, has been named the city's 1996 officer of the year, the second time he has won that honor. Enright was the 1990 officer of the year. In announcing the latest award recently, Police Chief David S. Barr pointed out the Enright has been a much-decorated officer. Early last year, Enright was awarded the department's Medal of Merit, Barr said, "for his tenacious investigation" into the 1993 homicide of Carlos Salanova.
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