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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.

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DUI Arrests Are Up

DUI250It’s a story heard a lot these days. Alcohol-related arrests of drivers operating a car under the influence is skyrocketing in many places.In the Province of Ontario, Canada, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) agency announced that impaired driving arrests were up in January 37% compared to the same time last year. OPP Officers logged 118 impaired driving charges in January, versus 86 charges in January of 2014.

The latest statistics come on the heels a fatal crash on Highway 401 in Whitby that claimed the life of a 51-year-old man. A 31-year-old North York man is facing impaired driving charges. Also, the number of crashes this year is up significantly over last year. Police said 29 people died on OPP-patrolled roads from Jan.1 to Feb. 2, compared to 21 in January of 2014—an increase of 38%.

Under the Highway Traffic Act, there has also been an increase of around 49% in the number of street racing charges in January—103 charges—versus the same month last year—69 charges. Provincially Read more ...

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

cold caseA 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 Read more ...

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Westminster Police Officers' Association
PO Box 488
Westminster, CA 92684

Phone: (714) 902-2095

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