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Alex Varga

Alex Varga

City of Orange Police Department

Orange, CA USA

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Day In The Life

Retired Police Officer/Detective

I worked as a police officer for the City of Orange Police Department.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    California State University, Fullerton

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Figuring out what you want to do

  • 2.

    Attempting a Master's

  • 3.

    Working up in positions

  • 4.

    Continued education

  • 5.

    Learning to effectively communicate with others

  • 6.

    Understand feelings people have in certain situations

  • 7.


  • 8.


Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    Physical size vs. the need for physical confrontation at times to accomplish a goal (i.e. arresting someone who does not comply with lawful authority).

  • How I responded:

    Learn alternatives in gaining compliance without injury to self and/or others. Simply talking someone into compliance is better than having to use physical force. However, there will be times that require employment of tactics to accomplish an arrest or compliance. And that could lead to the ultimate use of deadly force which should be a LAST RESORT in all cases.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Life in general is a "learning curve" where you will be faced with issues that are both legal and practical in finding a solution and doing your job. Education and learning is something that teaches you issues and offers solutions.