Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for Friday, Sept. 16

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation Friday, Sept. 16, focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk. These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield or provide right-of-way to bicyclists or pedestrians, and failing to stop for signs and signals. “We all have places to be and not everyone gets there by car,” Lieutenant Anthony Russo said. “Bicyclists and pedestrians have the same rights... continue reading »"Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for Friday, Sept. 16"

Pasadena Police Department Recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24

PASADENA, Calif.–During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24, Pasadena Police Department will provide referrals to parents and caregivers needing assistance installing child safety seats. “We are offering parents and caregivers guidance to ensure that their child is as safe as possible in their car seat,” said Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 46% of car seats are misused. California law requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24"

Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September Is Pedestrian Safety Month

PASADENA, Calif.—September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Pasadena Police Department will participate in activities throughout the month encouraging the safety of people walking. The police department will also conduct a traffic safety operation on Friday, Sept. 16, focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of pedestrians at risk. These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield, and running stop signs or signals. Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485... continue reading »"Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September Is Pedestrian Safety Month"

Joint Statement from Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz & PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D.

Much has transpired after the incident at San Rafael Elementary School. There have been many difficult conversations in the city and in the district that have surfaced pain points and areas where we can and must grow. It's now time to look to the future and to put to work what we have all learned together. In the last week, we, as superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District and interim city manager, have met and held long and candid... continue reading »"Joint Statement from Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz & PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D."

City of Pasadena Accepting Applications To Fill Three Seats on the Community Police Oversight Commission

PASADENA, Calif.—Three seats on the Pasadena Community Police Oversight Commission will be open, and the City is asking community-based organizations to nominate individuals to serve as commissioners. View the application.  In October 2020, the City Council established a Community Police Oversight Commission (CPOC) by ordinance. The purpose of the commission is to enhance, develop and strengthen community-police relations and review and make recommendations regarding the ongoing operations of the Pasadena Police Department to the chief of police, city manager and/or... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Accepting Applications To Fill Three Seats on the Community Police Oversight Commission"

Pasadena Interim Police Chief Cheryl Moody Announces Retirement 

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim Police Chief Cheryl Moody has announced her retirement effective May 23, 2022, after serving the City of Pasadena for nearly 30 years and after five months in her current role. On Feb. 3, 2020, Moody was promoted to deputy chief with the Pasadena Police Department—the first female in the 130-year history of the department to be promoted to this rank. Chief Moody made history again this past January as the first female to be appointed as the interim... continue reading »"Pasadena Interim Police Chief Cheryl Moody Announces Retirement "

Pasadena Police Department Supports National Walk to School Day Oct. 6

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department encourages parents and students to join schoolgoers from around the country and make the trek to class on foot Oct. 6. “Walk to School Day” is celebrated annually to highlight the benefits of exercise and practice pedestrian and road safety with classmates, families and caregivers. “Walking to school is a great way to not only stay active but also practice safe walking behaviors,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo said. “With many students returning to in-person... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Supports National Walk to School Day Oct. 6"

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday, Sept. 24

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will hold a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Friday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within Pasadena city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but 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... continue reading »"DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday, Sept. 24"

Pasadena Police Department Encourages Public To Stay Safe During Final Stretch of Summer Travel Season

PASADENA, Calif.—As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, Pasadena Police Department is reminding everyone to stay safe by always choosing a sober way to go. No matter how you choose to celebrate the end of summer and Labor Day weekend, make sure you do so responsibly. Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family by buckling up, ditching the distractions, following the speed limit, and never driving impaired. To help keep our community... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Encourages Public To Stay Safe During Final Stretch of Summer Travel Season"

Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols Friday, April 23

PASADENA, Calif.—Extra patrols from Pasadena Police Department will be out on Friday, April 23, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The police department remains committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling. “We want everyone to be as safe as possible, especially when they are on the road,” says Lieutenant Anthony Russo. Impaired driving doesn't just mean driving under the influence of alcohol: some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may also... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols Friday, April 23"