Thursday, September 22, 2016

Great Turnout for Coffee with a Cop at Arcadia Elk's Lodge

Members of Arcadia Elk's Lodge #2025 were gracious enough to host Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. It was a great opportunity to meet and talk with folks from our community. The Elk's served a buffet breakfast to over 174 people during the event. Please visit the APD Facebook page for additional photos of the event.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Weekly Activity Highlights for September 11 - 17, 2016

Weekly Tip - Spot the Tot! Prevent Backovers!

Children can be injured or killed by backover incidents. Most often, these unfortunate situations are preventable. ALWAYS take the time to look behind and around your vehicle before backing, especially in familiar places like your own driveway.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers some tips to prevent backover incidents:

  • Teach children not to play in or around cars.
  • Supervise children carefully when in and around vehicles.
  • Always walk around your vehicle and check the area around it before backing up.
  • Be aware of small children-the smaller a child, the more likely it is you will not see them.
  • Teach children to move away from a vehicle when a driver gets in it or if the car is started.
  • Have children in the area stand to the side of the driveway or sidewalk so you can see them as you are backing out of a driveway or parking space.
  • Make sure to look behind you while backing up slowly in case a child dashes behind your vehicle unexpectedly.
  • Take extra care if you drive a large vehicle because they are likely to have bigger blind zones. Roll down your windows while backing out of your driveway or parking space so that you'll be able to hear what is happening outside of your vehicle.
  • Teach your children to keep their toys and bikes out of the driveway.
  • Because kids can move unpredictably, you should actively check your mirrors while backing up.
  • Many cars are equipped with detection devices like backup cameras or warning sounds, but they cannot take the place of you actively walking around your car to make sure your children are safely out of the way. Do not rely solely on these devices to detect what's behind your vehicle.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Coffee with a Cop TOMORROW at Arcadia Elk's Lodge

Join your neighbors and officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas, no speeches. Our Mobile Command Post will be on display and the Elk's are providing a complimentary buffet breakfast. For additional information, contact APD Community Affairs at 626.821.2648. TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 21st, 8:00-10:00 am. Parking to the rear off Morlyn Pl.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Weekly Tip - Get a Car Seat Check-Up!

The week of September 18-24, 2016, is National Child Passenger Safety Week. This week serves as a reminder to parents and everyone who transports kids to make sure that they are properly fitted for their car/booster seats and seat belts. Visit the website for safety tips and information on where you can find a seat check station. Locally, the California Highway Patrol, Baldwin Park Station, and the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, both offer child seat inspections, by appointment.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Arcadia American Legion Post 247 Supporting 1st Responders

A big thanks to our Arcadia American Legion Post 247 for the wonderful breakfast in support of 1st Responders! Our Patrol Officers enjoyed a great meal and friendship! Please visit our APD Facebook page for a few more photos.