Community and Safety

Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy (CPA) is an informative, eight-week classroom series that gives an inside look at Pasadena Police operations while discussing the principles of community policing. The purpose of the class is to promote a greater awareness and better understanding of local law enforcement’s continuously changing role in the community.


For more than 50 years, California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies. However, information on the whereabouts of these sex offenders was not available to the public until the implementation of the Child Molester Identification Line in July 1995. The information available was further expanded by California’s Megan’s Law in 1996 (Chapter 908, Stats. of 1996).

Mediation Program

The Pasadena Police-Community Mediation Program is a collaborative partnership between the Pasadena Police Department (PPD) and the Western Justice Center (WJC) developed to mediate civilian complaints against police officers. The goal of this program is to build more understanding and better relations between the Pasadena community and the police.

Curbside Coffee and Chat

The Pasadena Police Department launched the Mobile Command Post Curbside Coffee & Chat in 2013. We experienced overwhelming support and gratitude from our community members and partners. This year, the Community Services Section – Neighborhood Outreach Unit will be on the move once again in a concerted effort to meet and greet community members throughout the City of Pasadena

Traffic Safety and Education

The mission of the Traffic Section is to provide a safer city for all citizens through traffic enforcement, education and engineering. The primary goal of this section is the reduction of highway deaths, personal injury and property damage due to traffic collisions.