Officer Janda and K9 Bo have 547 reasons to smile on #NationalSmileDay - that's the number of followers on Bo's new Instagram account!
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Los Altos Police Department is located at 1 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, 94022 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Tuck Younis. The Los Altos Police Department phone number is 650-947-2770.
Officer Janda and K9 Bo have 547 reasons to smile on #NationalSmileDay - that's the number of followers on Bo's new Instagram account!
Today, we honor all those who lost their lives to maintain our freedom. Wishing all a safe and happy Memorial Day.
This week, we celebrated the final group of 2018 D.A.R.E. program graduates, who received their certificates and special awards for exemplary work throughout the program. D.A.R.E. is a National Program, originally geared toward teaching children how to resist drugs and violence. Curriculum evolved in 2009 to include a component to instruct kids on how make safe and responsible choices, covering a variety of topics including how to deal with peer pressure, effective listening, developing “Help Networks,” responsible use of the Internet and recognizing and reporting bullying and cyber bullying. Over a 10-week period, 5th and 6th grade students are given the tools to assess and make proper decisions in any area of their lives by exercising the D.A.R.E. decision-making model (DDMM): • Define: What’s the problem, Challenge or Opportunity? • Assess: What are your choices and what are the consequences of each choice? • Respond: Make a choice based on the facts and information you’ve gathered. • Evaluate: Review your decision. Did you make the right choice? Special thanks to Agent Ryan Langone for his dedication to this effective and engaging program, which he has reached over 500 students from local students. The Police Department would also like to thank the staff, parents, and students of St. Simon, St. Nicholas, Montclaire Elementary, and Los Altos Christian Schools for allowing us to participate in this essential learning environment.
We'd like to pause to celebrate and thank the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) practitioners during the 44th annual EMS Week. EMS Week recognizes the contributions of EMS practitioners who help safeguard the health and safety of our community and provide basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en route to a hospital. Santa Clara County Fire Department serves Los Altos with paramedics on duty at the Almond and Loyola Corners Fire Stations. And Rural/Metro Ambulance provides EMS and ambulance service to Santa Clara County. We thank you for your service! Each of us can learn some simple skills to provide immediate care while we wait for professional EMS to arrive, or during a disaster when EMS may not be immediately available. * Take a CPR/AED class through County Fire: http://www.sccfd.org/community-education/community-education-programs/cpr-1st-aid * Free “Hands only” CPR classes will be offered in Los Altos on June 6th and August 8th at Hillview Community Center * Learn first aid skills and become a Community Emergency Response Team member to help your neighbors in a disaster: Take the Los Altos CERT Academy class held at Hillview Community Center in September - www.losaltosca.gov/cert
Chief Galea and the rest of the team had a blast at this weekend's 71st Annual Kiwanis Pet Parade! Officer Janda and K-9 Bo were thrilled to be invited to walk in the parade opener as well.
WEEKEND TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Downtown road closures begin tomorrow (5/18) for this weekend's Pet Parade & Fine Art in the Park events --- The 71st Annual Kiwanis Pet Parade and the Los Altos Rotary Fine Art in the Park art show will take place in Downtown Los Altos this weekend. Please read on for a list of road closures associated with each event. PET PARADE The Kiwanis Pet Parade will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin at First and Main Streets; traveling down Main Street and up State Street. *First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets will be closed beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to prevent cars from entering the Parade route. The Central Parking Plazas will not be accessible due to the street closures; however, access to all outer Parking Plazas will be maintained. Handicap parking will be located at Plaza South near San Antonio Road. All streets will be reopened following the conclusion of the Parade around noon. FINE ART IN THE PARK The Los Altos Rotary Fine Art in the Park will take place on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park, located off Foothill Expressway between W Edith Avenue and Burke Road. *University Avenue will be closed between Burke Road and W. Edith Avenue from 8:00 a.m. Friday, May 18 through 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Parking is limited, so event patrons are encouraged to park at Los Altos High School. A free shuttle service will be running to and from the art show each day.
Chief Galea and Officers Wong and Cottrell received Rockstar Awards from City of Los Altos Recreation & Community Services this week. Each were honored for going above and beyond in assisting a beloved community volunteer who fell following our recent City Volunteer Awards ceremony. Chief Galea called for medical backup and after determining it would be best for her not to drive, had her driven home by Officer Wong. Officer Cottrell then picked her up the following morning so she could retrieve her vehicle. We are honored to receive this award, and even more thankful we could help someone who gives so much to her community through volunteering.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office - DA Jeff Rosen has issued a warning that "distraction burglars" have been targeting the elderly throughout the County. Be sure to read the attached news release and speak with your elderly family members and neighbors. They should be wary of people claiming to be utility or animal control workers who want to enter their home or yard. If the situation feels suspicious, give us a call at 650-947-2770 so we can check it out. Better safe than sorry!
Police Services Manager Judy Maloney brought her son Jackson to the office for #BringYourChildToWorkDay. Jackson has had a full day touring the Police Department, Maintenance Services yard and City Hall. Photos below show him testing his hand at Mayor, photographed alongside mom and Vice Mayor Lynette Lee Eng. Jackson also got to meet Bo, our new Police K9!
Congratulations to students at Saint Simon Parish School, Los Altos, Preschool-8 who graduated the D.A.R.E. America International program today! School Resource Officer Ryan Langone has been working with students all year to help empower them to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse and other dangerous behaviors.
Thanks to all who joined us for Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, April 24! We had a great time getting to know our community members and were happy to be able to address many questions. Our new Police K9 Bo made his debut and as the photos show, was the star of the show! Special thanks to Starbucks as well for the hospitality and allowing us to host our event at your venue. You guys are great!
Come have a cup of joe on us! It’s Coffee with a Cop at the downtown Starbucks here in Los Altos. We’ll be here until 1PM!
We're looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning for Coffee with a Cop! We'll be at Starbucks on Main Street from 11am-1pm. Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2096916163883321/
We love our pets so much, they have their own photo wall in our office! In honor of #NationalPetDay, please take a moment to add pet food, water and any prescriptions to your emergency supply kits at home. Our pets are our family and they'll need supplies during an emergency too!
Today we kicked off the 50th Anniversary of 911 and #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicationsWeek by celebrating our Dispatcher of the Year - Vicky! There was an awards ceremony today honoring the top Santa Clara County Dispatchers from each agency for their outstanding customer care. Thank you Vicky for a job well done!
Distracted driving can have deadly consequences. In the average time it takes to check a text message – less than 5 seconds – a car travelling 60 mph will travel more than the length of a football field. With an average of less than one second to react to an urgent situation, drivers need to have all their attention on the roadway. No text, call, or social media update is worth risking a crash. We urge all drivers to silence their cell phones and devote their attention to the road. If you have teen drivers in your household, remind them of the dangers of distracted driving and share with them the safety tips outlined below to eliminate distractions while driving: • Never text and drive • Turn off your phone when you get behind the wheel • Don’t text or call someone when you know they are likely to be driving • No eating or drinking while driving • Don’t program your GPS or other devices while driving • Pull over and stop to read maps • No grooming, reading or watching videos while behind the wheel • Try not to get too involved with passengers • If something falls to the floor, pull over before trying to reach it It’s been 10 years since “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Traffic officers have issued hundreds of thousands of citations over the past three years to drivers for texting or calling on a hand-held cell phone. Recent legislation now makes it illegal to use your smartphone apps will driving. Still, we’ve all seen other drivers on a device driving in a dangerous manner next to us on the road. The Los Altos Police Department is committed to seeing a decrease in the number of traffic collisions that are caused by distracted driving. This can only be accomplished through the diligence and cooperation of the public – so please, drive safe and focus on the road. #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth #JustDrive
Yesterday evening, Los Altos Police Agent Ryan Langone had the honor of attending a graduation ceremony for parents who completed the Parent Project training. This 12-week course was designed to help parents improve relationships with their teens. Agent Langone, our School Resource Officer (SRO), partnered with Palo Alto Police Department’s SRO and Palo Alto Unified School District to offer this course. Training focused on empowering parents with methods to stop arguing, improve school attendance and academic performance, reduce juvenile crime, prevent the use of drugs and alcohol, reduce bad influences from peers, and end runaways. Topics also included early teen sexuality, youth gangs, teen violence and bullying, and media influences. Congrats to each of the participants who took steps to improve their family unity and now also have a nice support network of other parents to rely on.
The Los Altos Police traffic team was joined by members of the Santa Clara Police Department, Chief Michael J. Sellers, Mountain View Police Department, Milpitas Police Department, Gilroy Police Department, Morgan Hill Police Department, CHP – Golden Gate Division, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and Campbell Police Department for a joint traffic enforcement day in Los Altos on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The traffic teams rotate to participating jurisdictions on a monthly basis to ensure safe driving, biking and walking in the various communities. Thanks to each of our partner agencies for your help keeping Los Altos streets safe.
UPDATE: Anya has been located and is safe. Thank you to all who have kept an eye out for her. MISSING PERSON: Can you help us locate 14 year old Anya Gosain? She was last seen at about 10:15 am today (3/28) leaving her family's home near the intersection of Fremont Avenue and Randolph Parkway. She was wearing a maroon sweater and gray sweatpants. If located, please call 911 or (650) 947-2770.
We have 30+ Officers on the streets of Los Altos today as part of a joint traffic enforcement effort. All are urged to drive, walk and bike safely today, and everyday.
Speeders beware! Our traffic team will be multiplied tomorrow (3/28) when we're joined by members of several local law enforcement agencies for our rotating traffic enforcement detail. Be mindful of your speed and drive safely!
Happy #NationalPuppyDay! We’re pleased to introduce our new K-9, Bo! Bo’s on track to complete training at the end of the month and will join Officer Janda in service to the #LosAltos community.
US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California is predicting heavy rainfall through Thursday. 👀 for raising water. Do not 🚗 on flooded roadways. Report clogged storm drains, road flooding or down 🌲 branches to (650) 947-2785. Complimentary sandbag station available at 707 Fremont Avenue. Stay dry! ☔
Texting. Snapchat. Boredom. There are no good reasons to use your cell phone while driving. Talk to your teens about the dangers of distracted driving and commit to being a role model and avoid using your cell phone while behind the wheel.
Attention business owners: Connect with our Business Watch Program to learn how to protect your business from criminal conduct. We offer complimentary on-site security assessments as well as tips and techniques to prevent crime and deter shoplifting. Visit www.losaltosca.gov/businesswatch for more information.