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"

Pasadena Police Conducting DUI and “Know Your Limit” Operations September 20

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, September 20, Pasadena police officers will be at bars and restaurants throughout the city educating the public on how important it is to “know your limit.” The program will run from 6-10 p.m. During this time, officers will invite volunteers to take a breathalyzer test to see if they can guess their blood alcohol content (BAC). Officers will also educate those drinking on the impact alcohol has on one's ability to drive and the consequences of a... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Conducting DUI and “Know Your Limit” Operations September 20"

Police Seek Tips Regarding Fatal Shooting

PASADENA, Calif.—On Saturday, September 14, at about 11:22 p.m., Pasadena police responded to the area of Arroyo Boulevard and Seco Street regarding a physical altercation and shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located the two victims. Pasadena Fire Department paramedics arrived and transported both victims to a local hospital, one in stable condition and the other in grave condition. Despite the life-saving efforts of medical staff, the second victim succumbed to his injury. The victim has been identified as... continue reading »"Police Seek Tips Regarding Fatal Shooting"

September is Pedestrian Safety Month

PASADENA, Calif.—September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Pasadena Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies across the state to promote safe behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely. California continues to see more and more pedestrians injured or killed on roads. In 2016, 867 pedestrians were killed and more than 14,000 injured in California alone. A report released earlier this year by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projected that... continue reading »"September is Pedestrian Safety Month"

Traffic Enforcement Program, DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for August 16

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city and a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, August 16. The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location within city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. During the traffic enforcement program, officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, speed, red light and right-of-way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program, DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for August 16"

Pasadena Police Want Drivers to "Share the Road"

PASADENA, Calif.—Warmer weather means a lot more motorcycles will be out on the roads. This Friday, August 2, Pasadena Police Department will step up enforcement specifically geared toward drivers and motorcycle riders committing traffic violations that increase the risk of crashes. Pasadena Police Department wants to remind drivers and motorcycle riders to share the road and look out for one another. “Motorcycle riders are harder to see,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Mark Goodman said. “Drivers and riders should take extra... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Want Drivers to "Share the Road""