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Anaheim PD Continues to Makes News

Every other week, the Orange County Register publishes highlights from “Behind the Badge” on its website – and in the Anaheim Bulletin community newspaper.

Some recent headlines that have made the paper:

Talking about “unimaginable crimes” helps officers heal
Police say gangs, terrorism still a threat
A visit from the family of the police chief for whom the police station is named

Also, the newspaper reported on last week’s arrest of two burglars who attempted to flee into the dense brush near the Peralta Hills neighborhood.

To read that story, click here.

When Does ‘No Turn on Red Light When Children Present’ Apply?

Sgt. Foster

Sgt. Foster

A reader asked Orange County Register “Behind the Wheel” columnist Michael Mello to clarify the meaning of signs reading, “No turn on red light when children are present.”
Who did the columnist turn to for the answer?
Sgt. Mike Foster of APD’s traffic division.
“If the children (17 years and younger) are on another corner, or crossing in the opposite crosswalk, then the signs do not apply,” Foster told the newspaper.
To read Mello’s column, click here.

Anaheim Bulletin: Brass Pose Behind Bars for Charity

This week’s Anaheim Bulletin features three recent stories about the police department.

Making news was Anaheim PD’s recent Cops 4 Kids fund-raiser at the Anaheim White House, the Survivor’s Academy’s third graduating class and Officer Randy Sany’s commendation for catching car thieves.

To read the column, click here.

APD Awards Event Featured in Anaheim Bulletin

Officer Brandon Young (pictured with Chief John Welter and Deputy Chief Craig Hunter) saved an elderly woman who was choking

The Anaheim Police Department “Behind the Badge” column in the Anaheim Bulletin this week highlighted the winners and others honored at last week’s awards and retirement celebration.

“For two hours last week at The Grove of Anaheim, more than 500 people applauded police employees for saving lives, solving crimes and serving the community honorably,” the column says. “In turn, the department thanked several community partners and volunteers for playing a role in Anaheim’s safety record.”

To read the column, click here.

Top Dog Cisko Takes a Bite Out of Crime

Last year was a big year for Anaheim Police Department veteran canine officer Cisko and his partner, Brian Bonczkiewicz.

The duo busted dozens of bad guys and seized more than $550,000 in drugs and drug money.

For their accomplishments, the American Legion recently honored Cisko, a German Shepherd, with the “Meritorious Canine” award and Bonczkiewicz with a similar award of merit.

“We are fortunate to have one of the finest canine teams anywhere,” said Sgt. Rick Martinez.

Cisko’s award leads the most recent Anaheim Bulletin “Behind the Badge” column.

Read the rest of it here.

Sany Commended, Survivors Gather and Villani Shines at the Olympics

Officer Sany

The recent commendation of officer Randy Sany led the Anaheim Bulletin’s most recent installment of the APD column, “Behind the Badge.”

Also featured was opening day of the Anaheim Family Justice Center’s 2nd Survivor’s Academy and “Voice of APD” Mike Villani’s broadcasting role in the Winter Olympics.

To read the article, click here.