Pasadena Police Department – Safety First!

Several examples of the great efforts that the Pasadena Police Department puts forth follow:

Nixle – A Community Information Service
by Anna Addis, OPMD Vice President of Operations

After meeting with our friends at Pasadena Police Dept. the other day, they told us about a very useful and free website called Nixle that you may want to try. Nixle is a community information service that helps you stay connected to the information that matters to you and is keyed to your physical location. You can stay connected to your local police department, your children’s schools, sports and club teams, local community agencies and organizations and get information about each instantly. Nixle provides you with information immediately on your cell phone via text messages, by email and over the web. Your account can be customized so you only receive the information that matters to you most.

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Only authenticated agencies and community organizations can securely publish information. There are four types of messages; Alerts (more like an emergency notice), Advisories (less urgent), Community Information (day-to-day community information) and Traffic (localized traffic information). This service can be a very useful tool for Homeowners Associations, the PTA, booster clubs, club teams and as a way to get information about, or out to, your local community. You can register for free at www.nixle.com and customize the information you want to receive and how you want to receive it. Nixle, check it out.

Some of the notifications from Nixle include:

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Does Your Child Know What to Do in an Emergency?

They’ll learn what to do in the Pasadena Kids’ Safety Academy, which begins on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Taught by Pasadena police officers, firefighters and other city of Pasadena personnel, the classes for children ages 6 to 12 will be held on seven  consecutive Saturdays from 9:00am to noon at various Pasadena locations.   Parents and guardians are required to attend with their children. The class covers age-appropriate conversations about personal safety, bicycle safety, water safety, fire and crime prevention among other things. For more information, please call Police Specialist Anita Butler at: (626) 744-7650 or via email.

Citizen Police Academy Class


The next Citizen Police Academy (CPA) class will begin on Thursday, March 11th, at 6:00pm. The academy runs for 13 weeks at the Pasadena Police Department. Police personnel teach each of the classes. The classes provide an opportunity for citizens and police to get to know each other. For more information, contact Comdr. Lisa Rosales at 626/744‑4572 or via email.

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