DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday, June 23

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI)/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, June 23, at an undisclosed location within Pasadena city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on historical data of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of these checkpoints is to promote public safety by stopping drivers from driving impaired. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.... continue reading »"DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday, June 23"

Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced

PASADENA, Calif.—Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks, and Pasadena's municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. Any person who violates the ordinance or... continue reading »"Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced"

City of Pasadena to Honor Fallen Police Officers, Firefighters With Memorial Service at City Hall

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is hosting their annual Police and Fire Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. in front of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. The event is being held during National Police Week and marks the 12th year that City officials, police and fire personnel, and community members are coming together to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Pasadena’s first responders who died in the line of duty. This year’s speakers include Mayor Victor... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Honor Fallen Police Officers, Firefighters With Memorial Service at City Hall"

City of Pasadena Releases Independent Review of Officer-Involved Shooting of Anthony McClain

PASADENA, Calif.—The Office of Independent Review (OIR) has concluded its review of the officer-involved shooting of Anthony McClain in August 2020. A complete and unredacted copy of the OIR report is available on the City of Pasadena website. Pasadena Police Chief Eugene Harris also provided a memorandum concurring with most of the 27 recommendations provided in the report. The proposed recommendations have been in place either pre-incident, post-incident, post-initial review, or will be implemented in the near future. Pasadena police... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Releases Independent Review of Officer-Involved Shooting of Anthony McClain"

Additional Police Officers on Patrol St. Patrick's Day

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department's Traffic Section will have extra officers on patrol the evening of Friday, March 17, ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest times on our nation’s roads. In 2020, more than 11,000 people in the U.S. died in drunk-driving crashes. Pasadena Police Department reminds the community to celebrate responsibly by not driving under the influence.... continue reading »"Additional Police Officers on Patrol St. Patrick's Day"

Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operation and DUI Saturation Patrols Planned for Friday, March 3

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation Friday, March 3, focused on the most dangerous driving behaviors that put the safety of bikers and pedestrians at risk. These driving violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield or provide right-of-way to bicyclists and pedestrians, and failing to stop for signs and signals. Following the bicycle and pedestrian safety operation, a DUI saturation patrol will occur Friday evening in search of drivers suspected of driving under the... continue reading »"Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operation and DUI Saturation Patrols Planned for Friday, March 3"

DUI Saturation Patrols Planned for Friday, Dec. 30

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation on Friday, Dec. 30, in search of drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI).  “Impaired driving is preventable,” Lt. Anthony Russo said. “It’s a choice. If you’ve been drinking or taking drugs that impair, make the right decision by finding a sober driver or alternative transportation.” Pasadena Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with... continue reading »"DUI Saturation Patrols Planned for Friday, Dec. 30"

City of Pasadena Announces New Police Chief

PASADENA, Calif.—After a robust and inclusive selection process, City Manager Miguel Márquez has announced the appointment of Eugene Harris to serve as Pasadena’s police chief, effective Jan. 3, 2023. Chief Harris has served as the police chief for the City of San Gabriel since 2016. He also serves as president of the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association, actively engaging in advancing the science and art of police administration and crime prevention. In this role, he is also involved in... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces New Police Chief"

Pasadena Community Invited to the Reimagined Jefferson School Campus Open House

PASADENA, Calif.—Join City representatives on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for an open house and tour of the Jefferson School campus at 1500 E. Villa St. This event is hosted by the City of Pasadena in coordination with District 2 Councilmember Felicia Williams and will feature kids’ crafts, food and games, police and fire vehicles, fire extinguisher demos, resource tables, and free COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. The Jefferson School, which was closed in 2020, is now... continue reading »"Pasadena Community Invited to the Reimagined Jefferson School Campus Open House"

Pasadena Police Department To Conduct Traffic Enforcement Program Friday, Oct. 28

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Oct. 28. Officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the city looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red signals, and right-of-way violations. When violations are observed, violators will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. The need for driver education and enforcement is ongoing due to traffic volumes within the city of... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department To Conduct Traffic Enforcement Program Friday, Oct. 28"