Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Date / Time of Press Release: May 25, 2011 – 10:00PM
The Arcadia Police Department, with the assistance of San Gabriel Valley allied police agencies, will conduct a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the City of Arcadia on Saturday, May 28, 2011 as part of the “AVOID 100” DUI Prevention Task Force. The checkpoint will begin at 6:00 PM and conclude at 2:00 AM. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers, who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure drivers have valid driver’s licenses.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety and increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. The use of checkpoints has proven to serve as an effective deterrent to drivers who are impaired and or unlicensed.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Please direct any inquiries to Sergeant Brett Bourgeous at (626) 574-5475.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Lauri Stevens is the owner and founder of ConnectedCOPs.net and LAwS Communications. Lauri is a huge supporter of Law Enforcement use of Social Media and promotes its use daily. "The vision behind ConnectedCOPS is to enhance law officers’ ability to succeed with social media tools by providing insight, encouragement, education and the overall support required. It is also to promote the insightful thoughts of the law enforcement social media visionaries by providing them a voice..." Lauri Stevens has been a mentor and friend to the Arcadia Police Department, and without her assistance, our Social Media presence would be minimal. Lauri has authored numerous articles for Law Enforcement publications nationwide and also produces the Social Media, the Internet, and Law Enforcement Conference (SMILE) series that attracts an international audience of Law Enforcement professionals from all over the world. You can find Lauri on Twitter @lawscomm and on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/LAwSComm.
We continue to explore and update the manner in which we use Social Media within the Arcadia Police Department. We have established a new rapport with local residents, local businesses, and beyond through our presence on the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and our Blog. The sharing and exchange of information is fast and amplified through these platforms and our participation allows us to listen and communicate with voices and people that otherwise may never interact with their Police Department. The Arcadia Police Department looks forward to continuing to develop our Social Media presence and methods, engaging locally and beyond.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The intent of the system is to provide citizens the option of reporting low priority crimes that have no workable suspect information via the internet. The system is designed to benefit both the department and the citizen by reducing officer responses to these types of incidents and so the citizen may report an incident at their convenience.
The online reporting feature is designed to be an additional resource available to the public for the reporting of a number of low-grade crimes. The reporting system should not take the place of a police response to any number of scenarios, including but not limited to:
Emergencies (Dial 9-1-1)
In progress crimes (Dial 9-1-1)
Crimes where the suspect is known
Crimes where there appears to be evidence that could be collected.
All Traffic Collisions (Injury, non-injury, & Hit & Run)
Only the following crimes/reports can be reported on-line at this time:
1) Auto Burglary
3) Harassing or Annoying phone calls
4) Identity Theft
5) Lost/Stolen Property (NOT PASSPORTS)
7) Vehicle Tampering
Once an on-line report is submitted, the citizen will receive an automated response indicating that an On-Line incident number has been issued. A Police Department officer will review the on-line report and will either Accept of Reject the report.
When a report is ACCEPTED, a Police Case Number will be issued and the citizen will have that information emailed to their preferred email address. The email can be printed and referred to as an “Unofficial” police report. An “Official” copy of the report can be retrieved at the Arcadia Police Department by the individual who filed the on-line report or their insurance agency representative.
If a report is REJECTED, the citizen will receive the reasons why the report was rejected, along with instructions of what should be done regarding the on-line report. Usually, on-line reports are rejected for the following reasons:
The report does not fall under one of the 7 categories allowed for on-line reporting
The submitted report is lacking contact information for the reporting party
o Phone number(s)
o Email address
o Driver’s license or ID #
o Date of Birth
We hope that this on-line service provides an extra convenience for reporting incidents to the Arcadia Police Department and that you all find it useful.
Should you have any questions, feel free to call the Police Department non-emergency line at: (626)574-5151
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Robert Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: Tom Le Veque #376
Refer Case #11-1826
Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Most messages from the Arcadia Police Department will be sent between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.