Fountain Valley at the 4th Annual Elwyn Fall Fling

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On Saturday, September 23rd, the Fountain Valley Police Officers’ Association attended the Fourth Annual Elwyn Fall Fling fundraiser. Elwyn is dedicated to providing service for adults with disabilities.  This year, the fundraiser was 50’s and 60’s themed. Without hesitation, members of the Fountain Valley POA threw on their leather jackets and rocked out on stage to provide some very impressive entertainment! We had an absolute blast at this years’ event and are already looking forward to ...
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Why Politics Matter

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Officers Need Help (from you) !!!  For most of us, including those in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, the longer those of us in this profession, do the job, we learn that simply cannot be further from the truth. That’s why, it important that you, the general public know, the decisions you make in the voting booth, significantly impact our duties, our long term effectiveness and the c...
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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, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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HERE WE GO AGAIN - another veteran officer leaves for higher pay and benefits

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Today, FVPOA loses another one of its own. It comes as no surprise that Officer Dave Steele, a 19 year veteran of The Fountain Valley Police Department, has made the decision to lateral to another law enforcement agency. For the last 19 years, Dave has served the citizens of Fountain Valley with honor, respect, and pride. His tremendous work ethic earned him coveted positions within the organization such as Traffic Accident Investigator and Crimes Against Persons (CAP) / Homicide Detective. Dave...
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Starr Thompson - "A man for the ages and an unlikely friendship" - Part 2 of 2

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As you know, last month we featured several stories on national police week. From that, we have one special story which relates to the gentleman we featured prior, Starr Thompson. In case you missed it, Starr Thompson is a 95 yr old widowed, WWII veteran, who by mere chance encounter, befriended a 7 year old boy named Chase and his dad, Dan Borgstrom one day, while at lunch. Dan and Starr immediately made a connection and have become dear friends ever since; meeting each week for lunch, life les...
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Starr Thompson - "A man for the ages and an unlikely friendship" - Part 1 of 2

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On a cold winter day, in Tuscaloosa Alabama, just weeks before Christmas 1923, 21 year old Officer Kenneth Thompson was working patrol, when he spotted a potential stolen vehicle near the local high school. As he approached the vehicle to investigate, he observed 2 subjects sitting inside the vehicle. It is believed that as he began speaking to them, he became more suspicious of their activity, and asked them to turn off the vehicle's engine. The driver failed to do so, and as Thompson reached i...
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FVPOA Still Operating Without Contract

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In August 2016, at the city's request, the Fountain Valley Police Officers Association agreed to freeze our then current contract with the city for six months. That six-month period expired February 1st 2017.  As a result, we have been operating without a contract for nearly 5 months.   We continue to actively meet and negotiate in good faith with the city in hopes we can come to a fair agreement.  As time continues to pass it should be noted our staffing levels are hitting all ti...
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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 accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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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, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Please join us to support the Nilos Family

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Please join us this Saturday April 29th at Sam's Club in Fountain Valley for a fill the boot event to raise money for our fallen brother, Officer Rick Nilos. The event will be from 10am-2pm. Saturday evening there will be another event at the Blarney Stone starting at 6!! There will be a silent auction and the proceeds will go to the Nilos family. We will also be selling special challenge coins in trbiute to officer Rick Nilos, proceeds from the coin will go to the Nilos family.  Please com...
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Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking H...
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We lost a brother today...

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We lost a brother today.  We lost a friend, a coworker, a father.  Rick is a member of our family and can never be replaced.  There are no words to describe this sudden loss.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers as we try to deal with this tragedy....  
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Out of Contract with the City

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In August 2016, at the city's request, the Fountain Valley Police Officers Association agreed to freeze our then current contract with the city for six months.  That six-month period expired on January 31st 2017.  As a result, we are now operating without a contract with the city.  We are hopeful this will be resolved in the coming months. 
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Fountain Valley officers, firefighters, suit up for 5K superhero-themed fun run

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Superheroes, indeed. Two Fountain Valley Police officers in full uniform were joined by three FV firefighters dressed in turnouts as they tackled the Fountain Valley Community Foundation’s 5k Fun Run on Saturday. The annual event at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sports Park had a superhero theme, with participants encouraged to show up dressed as their favorite character. Fountain Valley Police Chief Daniel S. Llorens said the participation of Sgt. Mike Parsons and Sgt. Donny Farme...
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© Nearing the end of the Fountain Valley Community Foundation 5K Fun Run at Mile Square Park are, from left, Fountain Valley Fire Department Firefighters Alex Gledhill and Dan Lancaster, Fountain Valley Police Department Sgt. Mike Parsons and Sgt. Donny Farmer, and FVFD Firefighter Rony Daley. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Fountain Valley Community Foundation 5K Fun Run

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It is with great pleasure that the Fountain Valley Police Officers Association ann ounces we will be participating in the Fountain Valley Community Foundation 5K Fun Run Feb. 4th 2017.  We are always looking for ways to give back to the community we protect and serve.     This year’s theme is Superhero’s, so we decided to join in the fun.  Sergeant Donny Farmer and Sergeant Mike Parsons will be running in full uniform for this great cause! To make things more exciting we...
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FVPOA helps local family

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - The members of the Fountain Valley Police Officers’ Association make a difference in our community every single day.   But 2 days before Christmas, the members of the FVPOA went above and beyond the call of duty. On Friday, December 23rd, Officers Redoutey, Casteel and Clements arrived at the home of Kimberly Anlage (mother), Fiona Anlage (daughter) and Corvin Anlage (son).  The Officers’ arms were filled with Christmas gifts for the family.  With the help of...
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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 letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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FVPOA member creates "Patriot Project"

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Fountain Valley Police Officers’ Association member, Kevin Erskine and his wife Ame have started a company called the “Patriot Project”.    The Patriot Project started when Ame made Kevin a flag for his birthday, knowing his love for his country and guns.  Kevin loved the flag so much, it inspired him to start a business creating and selling flags that would express his deep love for his country.  The Patriot Project was launched in February 2016. Kevin and Ame have both been...
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FVPOA Honors the Fallen

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When tragedy strikes, the FVPOA is there. Whether it is within our community or our law enforcement family. In order to honor our recently fallen heroes, we reached out to a business called "King Size Bows". They graciously agreed to make these special blue ribbons for Palm Springs PD and LASO to remember their lost loved ones. The bows were sent to the respective departments this week. A huge shout out to "King Size Bows" in Costa Mesa for supporting the law enforcement community! Pictured belo...
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FVPOA Supports The Loco Lemon-ade Stand

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This morning FVPOA members Bill Hughes, Shaun Mackay and Shannon Squyres came to The Loco Lemon not only to buy a cup of lemonade but to donate $300 to a good cause.  The stand is run by 10 year old Anabelle Lockwood who is trying to raise enough money to upgrade her cart, get proper permits and licenses so she can expand her gourmet lemonade stand business.   Anabelle is a young entrepreneur that is extremely passionate about her business.  The FVPOA is proud to support Anab...
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National Night Out 2016

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For a second straight year the Fountain Valley Police Officers' Association are teaming up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise money and awareness.   Please come out on August 2nd for a fun packed night with food, Police demonstrations, SWAT, Fire Engine, prizes and much more.  The Fountain Valley Police Officers' Association and the Fountain Valley Firefighters Association have organized a dunk tank where you will have the opportunity to dunk one of FV finest Police...
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Thank You

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The past few weeks have been an especially trying time for law enforcement around the country.  During these difficult times we have seen an enormous amount of love and support from the residents of Fountain Valley.  The countless calls, letters, emails and signs have provided a huge lift to all of our spirits.  We are very grateful and fortunate to work for a community that appreciates us and supports us.  The men and women of the Fountain Valley Police Officers' Association...
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FVPOA PRESENTS NEW BIKE TO DESERVING STUDENT

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On June 9, 2016, the Fountain Valley Police Department held its first “School Bicycle Safety Program” at Cox Elementary, located at 17615 Los Jardines East.  The “School Bicycle Safety Program” is an educational program for third and fourth grade students on proper bicycle safety.  The one-day program consisted of FVPD Bike Patrol Officers who worked hands on with each participating student.  Officers presented a PowerPoint presentation, which highlighted topics such as the rules ...
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FVPOA Relay for Life

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On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the FVPOA participated in the Relay for Life event at Fountain Valley High School.  The annual overnight event supports the American Cancer Society to raise money, support, and awareness for those affected by Cancer.  FVPOA member Officer Mike Fitzpatrick was honored by his partners as they walked a lap to support his recovery.  Officer Fitzpatrick is being treated for Cancer.  His work-community, friends, and family aggressively support his recover...
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FIRE defeats POLICE in charity softball game

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On Sunday, May 15th the Fountain Valley Police Officers' Association (FVPOA) played the Fountain Valley Firefighters Association (FVFA) in a charity softball game to raise money for Fountain Valley Little League.  FIRE defeated POLICE by the score of 24 to 14 in 6 innings.  With over 150 people in attendance we were able to help raise money for the FV Little League and their goal to purchase scoreboards for their fields at the Fountain Valley Recreational Center.  Thank you to eve...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
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 Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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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 nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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POLICE vs FIRE SOFTBALL GAME

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On Sunday May 15th at 3:30pm the Fountain Valley Police Officers' Association will be playing the Fountain Valley Firefighters Association in a charity softball game.  The event will take place at the Fountain Valley Recreational Center on Field #1.  The event is to help raise money for the Fountain Valley Little League and their qoal to purchase scoreboards for the little league fields.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and cheer on Fountain Valley Public Safety.  Fo...
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30th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run

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On Friday June 10 th 2016, keep a look out for Fountain Valley Police Department personnel as they run 4 miles through the City of Fountain Valley in support of the Annual Special Olympics Torch Run.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), in partnership with our communities, supports Special Olympics through fundraising and public awareness, which in turn enhances the quality of life of the athletes.  LETR is a year round fundraising campaign with a wide variety of fundraising events t...
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FVPOA Bowls for Charity

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On Saturday April 9th, members of the Fountain Valley Police Officers' Association participated in the 18th annual Elwyn Bowlathon at Fountain Bowl.  The event benefits Fountain Valley based Elwyn, which provides work and services to people with disabilities.   This year’s bowlathon had a Great Gatsby theme and included a great night of bowling, food and a silent auction.  This is one of many community events the FVPOA participates in each year.
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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, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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TIP-A-COP

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On Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Fountain Valley Police Department and Claim Jumper Restaurant (18050 Brookhurst St.) will host “Tip-A-Cop” to benefit Special Olympics Orange County.    Please come join us to support a great cause!
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FIRE 53 - POLICE 48

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The 9th annual Police vs Fire charity basketball game ended with the Fountain Valley Fire Department winning their 8th game out of 9.  This event is held annually with money being raised to support the Lady Barron's Basketball program at Fountain Valley High School.   Great job FVPD and FVFD!  Theres always next year....  
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Remembering one of our Own

Remembering one of our Own
Remembering one of our own:


Sergeant Robert "Bob" Gallaugher Jr.
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Thirteen years ago (Feb. 24), Fountain Valley PD (FVPD) lost one of our own. Sergeant Robert "Bob" Gallaugher served 21 years with the Fountain Valley Police Department. During his 21 years of service, Sergeant Gallaugher held numerous positions within our department as a SWAT operator, Detective (both regular and undercover NARC), K9 Handler, FTO, and SWAT Supervisor. In addition to his career with our organization, Bob served our country for almost 30 years as an active duty and reservist in the Marines obtaining the rank of Sergeant Major. Bob was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for Operation Desert Shield / Storm from 1990-1991.

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Local law enforcement agencies show cancer patients they care

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On Friday 2-5-16, the FVPOA in conjunction with Westminster, Garden Grove, & Tustin POA's donated 62 chemo care bags to the Compassionate Care Center located at Orange Coast Memorial hospital (Brookhurst & Talbert). The bags contain blankets, journals, socks, etc.. They will be distributed free of charge to patients receiving treatment at the center.  We are proud to be able to support our community and help make things a little easier for those who need it most. "No one fights alon...
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Veteran SWAT Operator Honorably Steps Down

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After nine years of dedicated service as a West County SWAT operator, Fountain Valley Police Officer Oscar Valencia stepped down in good standing on February 22, 2016.  Officer Valencia is a veteran among the team members and worked within the containment element of the SWAT team. Participating as a SWAT team member takes a physical and mental toll on operators over their years of service.  Long stand-offs with suspects and ten hour training days wearing full tactical gear can be gruel...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind? Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers? It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room." Today, the nation’s law enforce...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

Internet and Website Safety Tips
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 many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: - Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. - Do ...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone. -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not visib...
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