Thursday, July 28, 2016
A resident shared this video with us of a bear cooling off in the family pool this morning. This serves as a great reminder we live in a foothill community and we live with wildlife. Be Bear Aware! HERE is a link to a previous APD Blog post on tips for dealing with wildlife.
Bring your pre-permit teen to this safe driver class being held at APD. Reservations are required for this workshop. Be sure to reserve your spot early as the class will fill up. Visit the AAA website for reservations and additional classes in the area.
Our School Resource Officer, Detective Stark, and Cadet Bolduc had the pleasure of talking with a group of young folks attending an Arcadia Recreation and Community Services summer class last week. Safety was the topic of the day. Great group of kids and staff.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Pokemon Go seems to have taken the mobile app market by storm. You can't drive past a park or downtown area without seeing folks of all ages walking with cell phones in hand, hunting the elusive Pokemon. With the crowds and use of a mobile app come safety concerns we all need to be aware of whether playing ourselves, or allowing our kids to play. Here are some tips to help keep you safe while playing Pokemon Go:
- Don't Play Alone - Play the game in groups, with family or friends. There is safety in numbers.
- Seek Out Poke Stops in Populated, Frequented Areas - Scan and assess the area. Find well lighted areas, malls, shopping districts, or places where folks are gathered to hunt your Pokemon.
- Look Up From Your Phone - Be aware of who and what is around you!
- No Trespassing - Respect private property and closed areas. Following the app compass is great, but avoid venturing where you don't belong...it could land you in jail.
- Respect the Venue - Many poke stops are near places of worship, landmarks, and businesses. Be aware of where you are and act accordingly.
- Don't Pokemon Go and Drive - Tempting as it may be to grab the phone, the game is a huge distraction. Let your passengers play for you if you are in the car. Designate a driver and trade off the duty. Obey all traffic laws! Don't stop in the roadway, don't impede traffic, don't make sudden turning movements! DO be safe!
- PARENTS - Monitor your child's activity and play the game with them. Restrict in-app purchases and limit the time length of play.
- Have Fun!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Two of our Arcadia Police Department Honor Guard members were privileged to travel to Baton Rouge to honor the fallen Baton Rouge Police Department Officers and East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office Deputy killed in the line of duty. Rest easy, rest in peace, Officer Montrell Jackson, Officer Matthew Gerald, and Deputy Brad Garafola. Thanks to Officer Joe Trejo for this video clip.