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December 14, 1998 | Lesley Wright, (714) 966-7824
City officials have agreed to a massive overhaul of the Police Department's technological equipment, which is woefully outdated, according to Interim Police Chief Andy P. Romero. The first phase will cost $538,000 for software and hardware, although that is covered by public safety grants and other funds. Phase 2, which will be presented in February, will cost $900,000; police officials are trying to arrange funding from various sources.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1998 | Lesley Wright, (714) 966-7824
City officials have agreed to a massive overhaul of the Police Department's technological equipment, which is woefully outdated, according to Interim Police Chief Andy P. Romero. The first phase will cost $538,000 for software and hardware, although that is covered by public safety grants and other funds. Phase 2, which will be presented in February, will cost $900,000; police officials are trying to arrange funding from various sources.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
Authorities are warning residents about a rash of obscene collect phone calls placed in the last two weeks by people claiming to be the police. The calls begin with a woman claiming to be an AT&T operator who says she has a collect emergency call from the "Orange County Police Department," Buena Park police said. A representative of that nonexistent agency then says officers need help catching a stalker in the area and tells the victim to perform lewd acts, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1993
In the article "Proposed Mergers of Police Services Gaining Acceptance" (Sept. 26), there is talk of linking Orange County's police department records to a central office. I strongly disagree with this idea. We have a hard enough time trying to control local crime as it is. I feel that with a larger, less centralized police department our community will suffer greatly. There is no guarantee that this plan is going to work. In the article, Los Alamitos Cmdr. Gary Biggerstaff said, "You will have a loss of local control."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
The City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider a proposal that would give rank-and-file police officers workweeks of three 12-hour days. Proponents say the plan, approved by the Anaheim Police Officers Assn. two weeks ago by a 256-41 vote, would allow more officers to be on patrol during high-crime periods by allowing for overlapping shifts. If approved by the council, the plan could take effect as early as April, city officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1998 | ERIKA CHAVEZ
Police have identified a suspect who allegedly made a series of obscene collect phone calls to women, claiming to be a police investigator. Detectives say John Brett Garrison, 26, made the calls in early February while in custody for another crime at Rikers Island Prison in New York City. Garrison was released from custody in New York just prior to being identified as the suspect and his current whereabouts are unknown, police said. A warrant has been issued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1990 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man with a penchant for red pickup trucks stole two of them Monday--both of them belonging to Orange County police department employees. "I guess the guy had it in for police and red pickups," Buena Park Police Sgt. Terry Branum observed. The first theft occurred about 12:45 p.m. when Buena Park Reserve Police Officer Mike Lovchik walked out of a medical center in Cerritos and saw his red 1984 Toyota pickup being backed out of the parking space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1992 | MIMI KO
Most kids are scared to talk to police officers, says 10-year-old Elizabeth Dullien. But now she and about 100 other children are taking part in an attempt to bridge the gap between them and law enforcement officers. On Monday, Elizabeth and some other children at Newport Elementary School received the first in a series of 17 trading cards featuring members of the city's police force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2006 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
This week's arrests of 57 people allegedly tied to a white supremacist gang were sparked when authorities learned of a hit list with the names of an Orange County prosecutor and five police officers, an investigator said Friday. Anaheim Police Lt. K. Switzer said authorities learned of the list last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1999 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Westminster's police chief said Friday that the racist slurs made against Vietnamese protesters on a police radio frequency could have been made by anyone with $600 worth of equipment bought at Radio Shack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1993 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it were up to some of the county's top law-enforcement officials, all Orange County's police department records would be linked to a central office. Police helicopters would patrol the sky above every city. And there would be a uniform, countywide reporting system for auto theft. Combining some services, officials say, is one way of dealing with increasing calls for service, higher crime rates and shrinking or stagnant budgets.
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