Pasadena Police Department Appoints First Female Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department is proud to announce that Chief of Police John Perez has appointed Cheryl Moody to the rank of Deputy Chief. The Deputy Chief will begin in her new role on Feb. 17. Deputy Chief Moody is the first woman in the police department’s more than 130-year history to serve as deputy chief. Deputy Chief Moody was hired as a police officer with Pasadena Police Department in 1992 after serving three years in... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Appoints First Female Deputy Chief"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 17

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Jan. 17. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right of way violations. When violations are observed, motorists 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 Pasadena.... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 17"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Dec. 6

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Dec. 6. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right of way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. “Roadway safety is a top priority in our city,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Max Dahlstein. “Our partnership... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Dec. 6"

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips

PASADENA, Calif.—As the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda approaches on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, Pasadena’s Fire and Police Departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will line the route on New Year’s Eve. The parade route will be a safer place if everyone follows these rules and regulations: What You Can Do: Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 31. A position on the sidewalk may be maintained... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips"

Pasadena Police Conducting DUI Operations November 22

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena police officers will be out on the evening of Friday, Nov. 22, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. DUI saturation patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, Pasadena Police Department investigated 73 DUI collisions, which claimed one life and resulted in another 49 injuries. In recent years, California has seen... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Conducting DUI Operations November 22"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Nov. 15

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city this Friday, Nov. 15. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right-of-way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. Pasadena Police Department’s ultimate goal is to enforce and educate the driving public while reducing serious injuries and fatal... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Nov. 15"

Pasadena Police Officers Join Fight Against Cancer With "No-Shave November"

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department is proud to participate in “No-Shave November,” a fundraising opportunity to bring greater awareness and support for cancer research. No-Shave November is about setting aside razors for 30 days and letting hair—which many cancer patients lose—grow wild and free. The money typically spent on shaving and grooming will be donated to cancer charities and facilities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Pasadena Police Chief John Perez wants to... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Officers Join Fight Against Cancer With "No-Shave November""

Four Suspects Caught in DUI Warrant Operation

PASADENA, Calif.—Some think if they don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to go find them. If your violation is a DUI, don’t count on it. On Thursday, Sept. 26, Pasadena Police Department officers fanned out across the city in search of high-risk DUI offenders. Four people with outstanding misdemeanor DUI warrants were located and arrested without incident during this program. "Anyone with a missed DUI court date should contact the court on their... continue reading »"Four Suspects Caught in DUI Warrant Operation"

Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, Sept. 30, Pasadena Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their cell phones. Last year, Pasadena Police Department issued 2,612 citations to drivers texting, talking, or performing another function on their cell phone. Distracted driving is dangerous, especially when it involves a cell phone. According to preliminary data from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 66 people were killed and more than 6,500 injured in 2017 from distracted driving-related crashes. “Cell phones... continue reading »"Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction"

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, DUI Patrol Operations This Friday

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, Sept. 27, Pasadena Police Department will conduct a dual bicycle and pedestrian safety program. There will be additional officers on patrol focused on drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians who violate traffic laws that increase the risk of crashes. These violations include speeding, driving or walking distracted and/or impaired, failing to stop for signs and signals, and not yielding to drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians who have the right of way. In addition to the bicycle and pedestrian safety program,... continue reading »"Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, DUI Patrol Operations This Friday"