Don't forget, tonight we "Spring Forward." Officially on Sunday morning at 2:00 am time changes to Daylight Savings Time and it becomes 3:00 am. Set your clocks before you go to bed so you aren't late to any important appointments.
Friday, March 7, 2014
The Arcadia Police Department’s blog hits a milestone today with our 1000th post. The idea of sharing information and engaging our community was the main reason Sergeant Tom LeVeque started the APD Blog back in February 2010. Next came Facebook, Twitter, and Nixle. Since that time social media has become extremely popular and new platforms have been introduced. The Arcadia Police Department can now be found on other social media sites such as Pinterest, NextDoor, Instagram, and Vine. We encourage you to reach out and engage with us.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
What will you do when you come upon a blacked out or inoperative traffic signal? California law is pretty straight forward for drivers coming upon inoperative signals at an intersection. STOP! If the signals are blacked out and not working, drivers must treat the intersection like a stop sign. CVC 21800(d)(1) is the section that governs inoperative signals. If there is a Police Officer directing traffic, you must proceed as directed. Otherwise, stop and proceed when safe to do so. Power outages, collision damage, storm related problems, equipment failure, all can contribute to a blacked out signal. Always be alert, watch ahead, and drive smartly.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Officer Botello and Sergeant Davis visited Highland Oaks School and participated in the Literacy Week and Read Across America program, reading to students in Mrs. Siriani's class yesterday. The students enjoyed the interaction and one parent wrote to Mrs. Siriani, saying, her daughter "enjoyed the visit from the police officer. She thought it was extremely awesome to be so close to an actual police officer and learned from him!!. She used to be scared of the police but now she knows that they are friendly and are here to keep us safe!"
Thanks to the class and Mrs. Siriani for taking the time to send us the photo card and thank you! Officer Botello is pictured above with the Highland Oaks class.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The City of Arcadia offers an informative website and is constantly looking to improve accessibility to our community. One link on the website is to Arcadia Advocacy. This link allows the user to submit concerns, questions, and comments on any given topic to the City. The post is forwarded to the appropriate Department or person within the City and the post is then reviewed. We make every attempt to respond in a timely manner and address the issue at hand.
At the Police Department, many of the posts are simple questions that we can usually handle rather quickly. Some comments are more involved and require a little research or action on the part of APD. Feedback from the community is one key to constantly improving our services. Please remember comments or posts via Arcadia Advocacy are not in lieu of police reports for documentation of crime or other incidents.
Arcadia Advocacy comments can be sent anonymously or with contact information. Obviously, we encourage you to leave a name and contact information so that we can follow-up with the issue. Arcadia Advocacy is just another outreach to improve relations and our service delivery.