October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Here at the Ontario Police Officers' Association we feel it is our duty and privilege to help spread the word. The simple truth is this: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This year alone over 250,000 women in our country will be diagnosed with the disease. It is the most common cancer among wo...
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Thank you for Supporting the Badge

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The Ontario Police Officers Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement famil...
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Christmas Shop with a Cop program - Big Thank You to Target!

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Ontario Police Officers' Association and Target partnered up on December 16th for Ontario's Christmas Shop with a Cop program, to help out 23 of our local youth who needed some extra help this holiday season. We want to give a huge thanks to our officers who volunteered on their personal time with their families to come in and help these families h...
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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve. Please ...
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Ontario Police Getting Hairy to Fight Cancer

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During the month of November, Ontario Police personnel will be growing beards to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Traditional grooming standards regarding facial hair are being relaxed so employees can participate in the month-long No-Shave November. No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization partnered with the American Can...
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Air Support Unit at the Loma Linda Children's Hospital

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We had the opportunity thanks to our Air Support Unit to be involved in a great event at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital last Tuesday, October 16th. Both the OPOA and OPMG donated money for the Air Unit to purchase gifts for the children at the hospital. We were also able to participate in the event as one of the five helicopters to fly in and land....
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Local Officer Returns to Work After Vegas Shooting Injury

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Michael Garcia, an Ontario Police Officer, has returned to work just one week shy of the anniversary of the Vegas shooting where he was shot in the head. After almost a year of hard work re-learning how to speak, Michael is able to start helping people behind the counter at the Ontario police headquarters. We're excited to have him back, and know h...
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Help a Fallen Hero

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*Help us help a hero by sharing with your friends and family to spread the word* Costa Mesa Police Officer Oscar Reyes, a 13-year veteran, passed away on September 12th after a medical emergency. Officer Reyes leaves behind his wife and three children ages 15,14, and 10. If you would like to make a contribution, please see our official donation pag...
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Remembering 9/11

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September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.

Officer Calms Nervous Child

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We love the viral video from HeartThreads that tells the story of a Texas police officer calming down a nervous child. He let the boy sit in his patrol car and gave him a tour of the police department. The best part? That boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up now! Can’t wait to have you as a brother in law enforcement, Jacob! Check out ...
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Austin Police Brothers & Sisters in Capes

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Our brothers and sisters in blue may not normally wear capes on the job, but the Austin Police Department did when they dressed up as superheroes at their local children’s medical center. We love sharing what our fellow law enforcement officers are doing in their communities! Check out the PoliceOne.com story and full KXAN video here.

2018 Line of Duty Deaths

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Our country has struggled with the balance of political correctness, maintaining civil rest and protecting those who protect our communities. So far in 2018, too many law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty helping to maintain these principles. Let’s take a moment to remember all of these brave heroes by reviewing the 2018 Hon...
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving cer...
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Ontario Police Department Welcomes a New Chief

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Derek Williams has been sworn in as the new Police Chief for the Ontario Police Department. After 27 years with the Ontario Police Department, he is now its top official. “I’m up for the task and I just want to keep us going in the right direction,” said Williams, who was sworn in as police chief Tuesday, April 3. “We have a great team in plac...
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Ontario officer who survived Las Vegas mass shooting to participate in Baker to Vegas run

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Five months after Ontario police Officer Michael Gracia was shot in the head during the October mass shooting in Las Vegas, he will be participating in the grueling 120-mile Baker to Vegas Run March 17. Gracia is part of the Ontario Police Department team made up of 20 sworn officers, five alternates and a support crew of 30 volunteers, police offi...
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Thank you for your support

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The Ontario Police Officers' Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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 On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Ontario Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Ontario P...
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9/11 Letter

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 So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day,...
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NATIONAL POLICE WEEK HONORED 135 FALLEN

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accide...
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55TH NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, ga...
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Ontario Local Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Ontario POA's commun...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this...
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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. announces they are expanding their Southern California Presence

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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. is pleased to announce that Howard A. Liberman has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, as the Los Angeles Office Managing Attorney. Howard has been practicing law since 1992 and began his legal career in the United States Navy as a member of the Judge advocate General’s Corps.  He served on active duty for fiv...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National P...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, ...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Ontario POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sp...
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Beard & Brew Festival - No Shave November

  BEARDS AND BREW FESTIVAL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 - 12:00PM - 4:00PM GUASTI REGIONAL PARK - 800 N. ARCHIBALD AVE, ONTARIO 91764 LOCAL BREWERIES AND HOME BREWERS, SAUSAGE AND BRATWURST BBQ, LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT $30.00 PER PERSON - INCLUDES ADMISSION, 10 BEER TASTINGS, BBQ LUNCH AND A LARGE BEER PURCHASE TICKETS:  https://www.eventbrite....
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"The Policeman"

In honor of  ‪#‎ NationalPoliceWeek‬  here is a great video by Paul Harvey "The Poiceman." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUZ2fKVqcs&feature=youtu.be

INTERNET AND WEBSITE SAFETY TIPS

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and ...
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