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The Westminster Police Officers' Association currently consists of both sworn and civilian full time personnel representing the Westminster Police Department. The Association has existed since 1955.

Our collective goal is continuously build a bridge between law enforcement, residents and businesses in an effort to resolve an reduce local crimes.

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Meet The Board

The WPOA and its members actively collaborate with the citizens of Westminster make a concerted, positive difference in the lives of others.

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About The WPOA

The WPOA donates thousands of dollars each year to assist various non-profit organizations in the community who provide valuable services to our citizens.

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From The President

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the citizens of the City of Westminster and their continued support of the WPOA and its members.

News Flash

Costa Mesa man found guilty of 1979 cold-case murder in Torrance

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A Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Thursday convicted a 62-year-old Costa Mesa man of first-degree murder in the 1979 cold-case killing of a nurse in Torrance.

Douglas Bradford shook his head but showed little emotion as the jury read the guilty verdict. He faces a sentence of 26 years to life in prison when he returns to court Oct. 10.

Lynn Knight, a 28-year-old nurse from Canada, was found brutally slain in her Torrance apartment on Aug. 30, 1979. The killer used a homemade garrote to strangle her and slashed her body with a sharp object.

Bradford had dated Knight shortly before her death and police long suspected he was the killer. But with little evidence, the case sat cold for decades until a Torrance police Cold Case Unit uncovered new evidence and arrested Bradford in 2009.

In the trial, the prosecution painted Bradford as a jilted ex-boyfriend who was enraged when Knight broke off their relationship and dated other men.

L.A. County Deputy District Attorney John Lewin


Arrest made in Santa Ana shooting that left 1 dead, 2 injured


Investigators have arrested a man suspected of unleashing a volley of shots at a parked car, leaving one dead and two critically injured, authorities said.

Dustin Sean McDonald is accused of firing seven to 10 times at a red 2011 Chevrolet late Tuesday night while a man and two women sat inside. He was arrested Wednesday night near his Garden Grove home during a car stop, said Santa Ana Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

Aaron Jonathan Chavez, 23, of Anaheim was pronounced dead in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The 21-year-old driver and another 28-year-old passenger were taken to a nearby hospital with multiple wounds.

The identities of the two women in the vehicle have not been released.

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Westminster Police Officers' Association
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Westminster, CA 92684

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