Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Weekly Tip - Give Your Alarm a Check-Up!

Do you have an alarm on your home or business? Take the time to check your system and make sure it is in proper working order. Call your alarm monitoring company before testing the alarm system. If there is an issue with the system, get it repaired. Not only will you help avoid false alarm fees, but you will better protect your property.

The City of Arcadia requires alarm permits for all alarm systems. Information on Security Alarm Permits can be found on the City website. The permits help reduce alarm malfunctions and nuisance alarms, as well as maintaining current property owner contact information should there be an issue while you are away from your home or business.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Hanukkah 2017

Wishing the best to all at this start of Hanukkah!

Holiday Suspension of Overnight Parking Enforcement

Residents and visitors will not have to obtain temporary overnight parking permits for passenger vehicles parked on the City streets from Sunday night, December 17, 2017, through Sunday morning, January 7, 2018. This permit suspension affords the community the opportunity to entertain guests and visitors without worrying about purchasing permits during the holidays. Overnight parking enforcement will resume on Sunday night, January 7, 2018.

This enforcement suspension pertains only to overnight parking restrictions for passenger vehicles between 2:30 am and 5:30 am. All other parking restrictions remain in effect and will be enforced, such as time zones, street sweeping, curb markings, etc.

The 2018 permits are available at the City Hall Cashier's Office and are being honored for the remainder of 2017, if properly displayed.

If you have any questions, please contact the APD Watch Commander at (626) 574-5156.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ring Subsidy Event Very Successful

The first Ring Security Products Subsidy Event at the Arcadia Masonic Lodge was a big success with over 300 in attendance. Some of the residents that joined Arcadia’s Ring of Security and left happily with one or more security devices are pictured below.  
A big thank you to Ring, Inc., the Arcadia Masonic Lodge, and all of the Arcadia Police Department personnel, VIPS, and volunteers for putting together a fantastic community event! Ring staff did an awesome job answering residents’ questions and helping people determine which products were right for their homes.
The City still has subsidies remaining for $100 OFF one Ring device, which the City will make available next week by releasing online promotional codes. The discount code can only be used for purchases made on Ring’s website: The codes will be made available first to residents that were on the event wait-list (these residents will be contacted via email) and then to other Arcadia households on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are interested in receiving a code, please email mvercillo@ArcadiaCA.govThe discount is limited to one per Arcadia household.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Weekly Tip - Help Prevent Crime! Report Suspicious Activity!

The Arcadia Police Department serves a population of approximately 57,000+ residents, numerous business and commercial locations, all within about 11 square miles. More often than not, residents and visitors serve as the eyes and ears for our Dispatchers and Police Officers.

Having a large residential community, it is not surprising that some of our most frequent calls for service involve property theft or residential burglary. In most cases, a residential burglary begins with some type of suspicious activity within a neighborhood, often in broad daylight. This activity may range from unknown persons in vehicles perusing the area, to individuals going door to door, determining whether or not residents are home. These individuals will most likely have a driver waiting for them for a quick getaway in case someone begins to question their actions.

The best way to decrease residential burglaries is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Give criminals the message if they are in our neighborhoods, and about to commit a crime, they are being watched – not ignored – through a joint effort by our residents and the police department. 

If you witness suspicious activity in your neighborhood, or see something that doesn't sit right with you, do not simply draw the blinds and turn away; please pick up the phone and call our department’s non-emergency dispatch number at (626) 574-5123 – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Of course, if you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency, always remember to dial 9-1-1.

Neighborhood crime prevention neither begins, nor ends, with a burning porch light. As members of a greater community, we are all responsible for its protection, as safety does not simply end at a property line. Get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood, remain alert, and never hesitate to call our police department. Do not simply assume someone else has called the police - three calls received are better than no calls at all.