January 2018

Field of Valor

Over a thousand flags planted securely at Handy Park in the city of Orange honored veterans and active members of the military. Coupled with a setting sun created an ethereal glow across the red, white and blue fabric of the featured Field of Valor. The Field of Valor briefly transformed the park into a patriotic display […]

Dia De Los Muertos

Día De Los Muertos has been a celebrated holiday in México and within indigenous cultures. With the deep roots in Mestizo culture and its origins among the conquistadors Catholic interventions, El Día de Los Muertos became the country’s most revered holiday. For those who may not know it’s core values or meaning, El Día de […]

ORANGE – This past Saturday, August 26, 2017, a remarkable event took place at the Vans Outlet Shoe Store. Non-profit Helping Hands: Santa Ana (HHSA) teamed up with California State Assemblyman Tom Daly and AT&T to bring some back-to-school smiles to the Santa Ana schoolchildren who attend the Santa Ana Police Department’s Police Athletic & […]

Santa Ana: high obesity rates and pervasive street gangs that ensnare many at a young age. In hopes of tackling both, police have created a safe place for young people to get fit. “Our goal here is keeping these kids off of the street,” said Officer Kenney Aguilar, who oversees the Santa Ana Police Athletic […]

Santa Ana PD Adopts Pink Patch

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana Police Department and Santa Ana Police Officers’ Association are joining forces to combat a stealthy and pervasive predator in the Orange County community: breast cancer. This October, Santa Ana PD is demonstrating their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is often through fundraising efforts to increase […]

The Santa Ana Police Athletic & Activity League (PAAL) Program just wrapped up Camp Cove 2017!  100 Santa Ana kids were sent to Camp Cove, a beach camp that takes place on the beach and backcountry areas of Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, CA. Camp Cove began as a partnership between the Santa Ana PAAL […]

Photo Courtesy of SAPOA. SAPD John Kachirisky (From left), Ignacio Chavez (Valley HS), Serana Romo (Segerstrom HS), Amy Villalobos (Santa Ana HS), Alisson Angelmo (Saddleback HS), Nelly Lopez (Godinez HS), Linda Armenta (Century HS), SAPOA President Gerry Serrano, received on Aug 10, $1k scholarship from the Santa Ana Police Officer Association. SANTA ANA – The […]

SAPOA and SAPD Pink Patch Project

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana Police Officers Association and Santa Ana Police Department joined forces demonstrating their support for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, through the Pink Patch Project. Santa Ana Police Service Dispatcher Grizelda Padilla coordinated the efforts to raise awareness and support for our community who fall on hard times due […]

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana Police Officers Association (SAPOA) helped provide a turkey and side dishes for 110 Santa Ana Police Athletic and Activity League (PAAL) kids and their families to celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2017. Non-Profit organization Helping Hands Santa Ana coordinated the efforts with Santa Ana Police Department’s PAAL Staff,  Hired Guns Law […]

SAPOA/SAUSD Education Scholarships

Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Board of Education presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to the Santa Ana Police Officers Association (SAPOA) Annual College Scholarships for district students. The award was presented on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. “The SAPOA has been giving scholarships to our students for many years to our students from Santa Ana […]