Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Before you head out of town for vacation this summer, do everything you can to make sure your home is safe while you are gone. After you get your home ready and ask your neighbors to keep an eye out for anything suspicious, there is one more thing you can do to have extra piece of mind while you are away.
The Arcadia Police Department’s Volunteers in Patrol offer a free Vacation Home Check service. Police Volunteers will keep a periodic eye on your home and conduct random safety checks of your property. To sign up for this free service, call 626-574-5151 the day before you leave.
Monday, May 25, 2015
The men and women of the Arcadia Police Department want to say "Thank You" to all members of the United States Armed Forces who currently serve, or served our country.
To the men and women who served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice, we salute you!
We urge you to take the time to say "Thanks" to our veterans and to current members of our military, not just today, but everyday.
Please enjoy your holiday weekend responsibly.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Summer is quickly approaching and one of the biggest attractions during this time of year is the swimming pool. Unfortunately, our pools are also one the leading contributors to accidents, injury and death in the home. Children love water and a pool is an inviting place, not only in the summer, but throughout the year for a young child. That is why there are rules and regulations that apply to all residential swimming pools. Fences, alarms, clearance, self-closing gates and latches, are just some of the requirements. Visit your local City website and view the municipal code requirements or call your local City Hall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a handout available on-line that gives excellent tips for pool safety. See the City of Arcadia website and other sources, such as the Red Cross, for additional tips and resources available on the web.
In addition to the physical requirements, remember to always be aware of your young childs where abouts when pools are near. Even if they know how to swim, keep an eye on them. Set rules for your children about not using the pool without adult supervision, keep toys and other inviting objects away from the pool when not in use, always have a phone available near the pool, keep pool gates locked and shut when not using them, do not place ladders or chairs against the outside of a pool fence. Learn basic safety techniques and take a CPR class. Be proactive and prevent accidents before they happen!
Summer time is also a time for outdoor gatherings and hosting a pool party. Never assume your child is being watched. Appoint someone to be the "pool monitor" at all times. Time is not on your side with a drowning victim. Drowning can happen in a matter of seconds. Answering the phone, getting another drink, grabbing a snack, all allow time for a drowning. Be responsible and be always aware of what is happening in the pool! If a child is missing, the first place to look should be the pool. In the event of an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
This video is shared by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles and offers some excellent information on sharing the road with motorcycles and bicycles. The video is 5-6 minute in length and well worth watching.