Alhambra Police Department

  • Agency: Alhambra Police Department
  • Address: 211 S. First St, Alhambra, 91801 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Alhambra Police Department is located at 211 S. First St, Alhambra, 91801 CA. The Alhambra Police Department phone number is 626-570-5151.

Alhambra Police Department News

Looks like Forrest Gump's in town getting his temporary parking permit at our station before tomorrow's 5K Pumpkin Run on Main St! If you're parking on the city streets between 2-6 AM, don't forget your permit!

On Tuesday, October 2nd, at 6:46 p.m., a theft of a cell phone occurred at the Target Store in the City of Alhambra. The suspect was observed on surveillance footage stealing a cell phone and case from the electronics department. He placed the items in his pocket and walked out of the store without paying for the items. The Alhambra Police Department requests your assistance in identifying the suspect. If you can identify the suspect and wish to remain anonymous you can call the Alhambra Police Department Tip Line at (626)308-4875. You will remain anonymous.

Traffic Accident - Officers just arrived on scene of an injury traffic accident at New and the I-10 Freeway. Please avoid New Avenue this morning if you can. Drive safely.

PINK PATCHES - Only 1 week left to get your pink patches and help us raise funds for a great cause. Alhambra Pink Patches are for sale at our front lobby counter for $10. #CityofHope #AlhambraPD #PPP

With Halloween fast approaching, below are a few safety tips from your friends at the Alhambra Police Department. 1. Do not Trick-or-treat alone. Practice the buddy system and remember two or more is always better than one. Having at least one adult chaperone with your group is a good idea. 2. Never go into a stranger’s home. 3. Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time. In case you get separated from your group, plan specific meet up locations. 4. Remain visible at all times. Tape or fasten reflective material to your costume/candy bag, or carry a glow stick or flashlight. 5. Stay in well-lit areas. 6. Look both ways before crossing the street and use crosswalks. 7. Parents, teach your children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. 8. Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible and when it’s not possible, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic. 9. Wear comfortable shoes. 10. If you are wearing a mask, make sure you are able to see out of it when walking. 11. If you paint your face, test out the make up before, just in case you have an allergic reaction to it. 12. If you choose to carry toy gun, plastic sword or other simulated weapon as part of your outfit, please make sure it is colored with bright vibrant colors so it cannot be mistaken as a real weapon. 13. Check your trick-or-treat candy. Throw away any candy that is not commercially wrapped or that looks like it has been opened. 14. Drivers, popular trick-or-treat hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours. 15. If you trick or treat with a pet, make sure they are on a leash. #beseenandbesafe #happyandsafehalloween #alhambrapd

Found Dog - An officer patrolling near Almansor/Pine found this beautiful little dog out wondering by herself. She has a collar, but the phone number is not currently working. She also has a microchip, but it is not coming back in our database. Please share and check around so we can get her safely home. We will keep her company for a few hours, but after that...we must turn her over to animal control if we cannot find her parents. Thank you for your help. UPDATE - RUBY HAS BEEN REUNITED WITH HER OWNER.

NOTICE: The I-710 Southbound from Valley Blvd. to the I-10 freeway will be closed to traffic on October 27 & 28, 2018. A portion of a movie will be filmed during these times. Please plan your route on those 2 days.

Just a friendly reminder ***On the Telephone or Internet*** 1. Don't give any information to strangers or "wrong number" callers. 2. Never give your home address or personal information to persons on the telephone or in "chat groups" on the internet. 3. Hang up on obscene callers or on people who won't identify themselves. 4. If callers make threatening statements, contact the police. #dontbecomeavictim #stayingsafe #APD

The Alhambra Police Department is participating in the The Great Shakeout Earthquake Preparedness Drill. As most residents of the City of Alhambra may already be aware, an earthquake can occur at any time! Today, is international “Shake Out” Day, when tens of thousands of agencies worldwide, will participate in earthquake preparedness and disaster drill training. We remind the citizens of Alhambra this is a great time to prepare for a major earthquake. So what can you do to prepare? If and Earthquake hits: Drop, Cover and Hold. No matter where you are, take cover under a sturdy desk, table or other furniture and hold on to it until the shaking stops. Avoid danger spots near windows, hanging objects, mirrors or tall furniture. Conduct earthquake drills every six months with your family. Keep Your Hallway Clear. It is one of the safest places to be during an earthquake. Learn How to Shut Off Utilities. Locate and learn how to shut off valves for water, gas and electricity. Prepare to Be Self-Sufficient. In a major disaster, emergency personnel will be inundated and may not be available to you for at least 72 hours or longer. Keep a supply of water, food, medications and clothing on hand. Keep an Earthquake Supply Kit. Put together an earthquake supply kit with essentials, such as blankets, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, extra cash and change, portable radio and other supplies for cooking, sanitation and comfort. https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/earthquake-preparedness/ To join the drill: https://www.shakeout.org/index.html

Join your local police department tomorrow morning (10-11:30 am) for some coffee at Starbucks (cookies too) and a conversation. Location: 101 W. Main St. (Starbucks) Date: Tues., Oct. 16, 2018, from 10-11:30 am. Bring your family and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there!

Election Season is upon us… The Alhambra Police Department would like to remind everyone that removing a political or campaign sign posted on private property is a crime (484PC). We respect everyone’s right to participate in the up-coming mid-term elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, but would like to send a friendly reminder that there are rules in place for campaigning and voting. Campaign signs may be posted on private property, but not on public land. Campaign signs posted on public land will be removed by city staff. If you see someone tampering with a political or campaign sign on private property, please call the Alhambra Police Department at 626-570-5151. Thank you for keeping Alhambra a great community to live in.

Good Morning Alhambra. Wishing all of you a happy Monday morning. Wait, is there such a thing? Perhaps after a few cups of freshly brewed coffee to help kick start the day. Speaking of coffee, come join us tomorrow at Starbucks (101 West Main Street) for Coffee with a Cop. We’ll be out there from 10am -1130am. Hope to see you there.

We hope you have saved the date and will be joining us for coffee and a conversation on Tuesday. Location: Starbucks 101 West Main Street Alhambra, CA. 91801 Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy some free Coffee with us and ask any questions you may have or just come meet your local police. For more information please see the flyer and we hope to see you there.

This week, we had class #2 of the Spanish Community Academy. This week's class was in 9-1-1 and Police Communication System, Patrol Operations, and Detective Investigations. Our participants were able to go to our briefing room where our officers start their day and are given their daily assignments and are made aware of any problems in the city. Here are a few pictures from last week’s class. We hope you can join us in any of our future Community Academy classes. The next academy will be taught in English and will start on January 9, 2019, for six weeks. The Community Academy is taught on Wednesday, evenings (6-9 PM) and applications are due ONE month before the start date of the Community Academy. Please email or call the Crime Prevention Office for more information. Crimeprevention@alhambrapd.org 626-570-5177

Scofflaw alert! This evening, officers from our Traffic Section searched the city for several vehicles that had been issued a large number of unpaid parking tickets. In accordance with the California Vehicle Code, vehicles with 5 or more unpaid parking tickets can be impounded until the tickets are paid. Officers located 6 vehicles that had a combined 136 unpaid parking tickets and impounded each vehicle. One of these vehicles had 57 unpaid parking tickets alone!

Traffic Advisory: Temporary road closure. Southern California Edison (SCE) will be replacing light poles on Alhambra Road between North Palm Avenue and North Raymond Avenue. The work will begin at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, October 16, and is scheduled until Wednesday, October 17. Traffic will be detoured to Cedar Street to the south and Maple Street to the north. Please use caution and plan your commute time accordingly. Contact SCE for additional questions regarding the project at (800) 611-1911. #drivesafelyinalhambra #SCE

Join the Alhambra Police Department next week for coffee and a conversation. Location: Starbucks 101 West Main Street Alhambra, CA. 91801 Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy some free Coffee with us and ask any questions you may have or just come meet your local police. For more information please see the flyer and we hope to see you there.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Please talk to your children about bullying and let them know they can always come to you, teachers, and the police if they are being bullied or know someone who is being bullied. Here are some signs a child is being bullied: • They have unexplained injuries • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry • Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness • Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school • Decreased self-esteem • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide. This week’s challenge, make friends with someone you don’t know at school. For more information on bullying and prevention, please visit: https://www.stompoutbullying.org/campaigns/national-bullying-prevention-awareness-month #stopbullying #alhambrapdisyourfriend #Nationalbullyingprevention

Good Morning Alhambra, we want to wish you a wonderful/ safe Friday and a great weekend. We would also like to remind you of these auto burglary prevention tips when you leave your car. Don’t leave valuables in plain view in your vehicle. Take your purse / wallet with you. Suspects have been known to use the victim’s credit / debit cards. Place your valuables in the trunk prior to getting to your destination. Once you are home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not leave your valuables in your vehicle overnight. Park your vehicle in a well-lit area. Always secure your vehicle even if it is parked in your driveway. Always set your car alarm or anti-theft device. Contact the police if you see anyone or anything suspicious in your area. #Alhambrapd #Autoburglary #Safetytipsfromyourpd #happyfriday

One of our officers was on patrol this evening around midnight and spotted an adult male riding a bicycle through a dark alley. The officer stopped to talk to the male and learned he was on probation for identity theft-related charges. The officer conducted a search of the male subject and found $27 in cash and a baggie of meth in one of the subject's socks. When questioned, the male quickly admitted the $27 was his. However, he looked puzzled when confronted with the found baggie of meth. He stated he "had just borrowed" the socks he was wearing from a friend and his friend "must have placed" that baggie of meth in the socks beforehand. Could his story on how the meth ended up in his sock, along with his money, be true? Maybe. But there was a reasonable amount of suspicion that the meth belonged to him and he was brought to jail for a possession charge. Any guesses on what the chances are that this mysterious friend will come forward and claim the baggie of meth?

Last evening, we had class #1 of the Spanish Community Academy. This week's class was in Homeless Outreach and Engagement Policing. Our participants also received a station tour and had a welcoming by Alhambra Police Chief Vu and City Councilman Mejia. Here are a few pictures from last week’s class. We hope you can join us in any of our future Community Academy classes. The next academy will be taught in English and will start on January 9, 2019, for six weeks. The Community Academy is taught on Wednesday, evenings (6-9 PM) and applications are due ONE month before the start date of the Community Academy. Please email or call the Crime Prevention Office for more information. Crimeprevention@alhambrapd.org 626-570-5177

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and represents a time that we stand with the survivors of breast cancer, with the families and loved ones of those taken by this tragic disease. You will be seeing our officers wearing the pink patches on their uniforms this month to raise cancer awareness and show our support. If you would like a pink patch, we are selling them at the Alhambra Police Department’s lobby for $10. All the profits are going to cancer treatments, research and education. Join us in this fight and bring cancer awareness. City of Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Patch Project #pinkpatchproject #CityofHope #BreastCancerAwareness #wewearpink #alhambrapdnowhiring #CoffeewithaCop #Alhambrapd #Alhambrapolice #PPP #Alhambra

IPAWS National Test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS). The National EAS and WEA test will begin at 2:18 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed. The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. Tornado Warning, AMBER Alert). Users cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test. The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency. The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. The EAS message will include a reference to the WEA test: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.”

Save the date and join the Alhambra Police Department for coffee and and a conversation. Location: Starbucks 101 West Main Street Alhambra, CA. 91801 Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy some free Coffee with us and ask any questions you may have or just come meet your local police. For more information please see the flyer and we hope to see you there.