The following is an excerpt from an Orange County Register article by Salvador Hernandez
YORBA LINDA – Officers in dark-blue uniforms will be replaced by deputies in green at the stroke of midnight Friday night, as the Orange County Sheriff's Department takes over policing services for the city that had been patrolled by Brea police for 42 years.
Brea police officers were set to patrol Yorba Linda streets until May 3, but an end of the cities' contract was rushed to January after Brea officials found themselves struggling to provide enough officers to patrol both cities.
Black and whites with the Yorba Linda emblem on their doors have already been cruising through the city this week, mainly to check radio and signal connections in patrol vehicles before the Sheriff's Department takes over services Saturday, said Capt. Steve Doan.