Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Don't become a victim! Watch out for your valuables and keep them with you at all times. Don't walk away from your shopping cart or the bench where you are sitting without your purse. Don't set your wallet or cell phone down on the counter and direct your attention elsewhere. Mistakes will happen. We all will forget an item from time to time, but do your best to not create a crime of opportunity. Thieves looks for easy targets and an unattended purse, wallet or cell phone is an inviting target.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
It is our belief that while some of these crimes may be attributed to individual suspect(s), the majority of the burglaries are being committed by organized groups of thieves. There is no specific suspect description to share with the public, but we are reaching out to the community in a campaign of awareness. The Arcadia Police Department is asking that anyone that observes suspicious activity or persons, immediately call our dispatchers at (626)574-5123.
Should you notice a person or persons wandering in a neighborhood or driving slowly past residences, parked or stopped cars that are not known to the area, subjects knocking on doors with no apparent business, or other actions that would indicate a crime in progress, you are asked to call the police. Please secure your homes and make sure that all doors and windows are closed and locked before you leave home.
The Arcadia Police Department has officers patrolling residential neighborhoods and additional investigators conducting saturation patrols, but community involvement is also necessary. These crimes have also plagued surrounding cities and our detectives are communicating with allied agency personnel to coordinate our enforcement and investigative efforts.
For further information, please contact the Arcadia Police Department, Detective Bureau at (626)574-5160.
Refer to the link for the previous post and an a link to the actual CVC section.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009, is Presidents Day. Local, State and Federal facilities will be closed for business. The link gives you a look at the history of this holiday, Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday. Enjoy the day off. APD will be open for business as usual, however, some support and administrative personnel will be off.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Many people think that training to ride fast is one of the main focuses. Actually, riding at speed is only a small portion of what a police motor officer learns. Much of the training focuses on very slow speed riding, turning and manipulating the motorcycle through tight cone patterns, and avoiding obstacles. The majority of time, the police motor officer rides in heavy traffic and must negotiate their way through a sea of vehicles.
Police motors are valuable tools for law enforcement, not only for traffic or directed enforcement, but also for uses in crowd control and responding to calls where conventional units might be delayed due to traffic.
Remember to always ride safe! HERE is a link to a previous entry on rider safety.