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"

City of Pasadena Statement in Response to UCLA Study

Re: UCLA study finds Pasadena PD spends millions on overtime, sees 'stark racial and economic disparities in arrest data' The UCLA study makes use of statistics to support a particular position, but it falls short due to a superficial analysis that does not take into account the relation between Pasadena Police overtime and security for the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl Game, and the many events at Rose Bowl Stadium and throughout the city, which similarly sized cities do not... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Statement in Response to UCLA Study"

Application Deadline for Community Police Oversight Commission Initial Appointments is March 15 at 5 p.m.

PASADENA, Calif.—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 City Council. The City is now accepting applications for the initial nominations for appointment to the commission, with appointments to occur in the coming weeks. The application for those... continue reading »"Application Deadline for Community Police Oversight Commission Initial Appointments is March 15 at 5 p.m."

City of Pasadena Seeks Independent Police Auditor

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is seeking to contract with an independent police auditor to advise the newly-created 11-member Community Police Oversight Commission. Eligible firms or individuals are encouraged to review the request for proposals for independent police auditor, which can be found at the City of Pasadena's vendor portal or the City Attorney's website. In order to review request for proposals, proposers must register on the PlanetBids website. There is no charge for registration. The independent police auditor will be... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Seeks Independent Police Auditor"

Application for Community Police Oversight Commission Now Online

PASADENA, Calif.—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 City Council. The City is now accepting applications for the initial nominations for appointment to the commission, with appointments to occur in the coming weeks. The application for those... continue reading »"Application for Community Police Oversight Commission Now Online"

Be Safe, Be Sober This Holiday Season

National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Begins Dec. 14 PASADENA, Calif.—This holiday season, Pasadena Police Department wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when driving. Gatherings with members of other households are currently prohibited to help stop the surge in COVID-19 cases. And while holiday celebrations may look different this year, the police department is dedicated to keeping the public safe, urging people to stay at home or use a designated sober... continue reading »"Be Safe, Be Sober This Holiday Season"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Friday, November 6

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Nov. 6. The need for driver education and enforcement is ongoing due to traffic volumes within the city of Pasadena. 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, violators will cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. The police... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Friday, November 6"