Neighborhood Watch Newsletter | September 2018

This newsletter is a publication by the South Pasadena Police Department, Crime Prevention Unit. Officer Richard Lee, South Pasadena Police Department, 1422 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030 626-403-7270 Chief of Police - Brian Solinsky

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence |

Police And Fire Open House

The annual South Pasadena Police and Fire Open House will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

The event will again be held in conjunction with the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Classic Car Show along Mission Street.

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A full-day of FREE activities are planned at the police and fire stations. Parents be sure to get your children fingerprinted and photographed in case of an emergency. Children and adults can get a souvenir photograph on a police motorcycle.

With September being “National Preparedness” month and “LA County’s Preparathon”, the fire station will focus on emergency preparedness. There will be a variety of information on what to do before, during, and after a natural disaster. Learn how you can help the community through the CERT Program and also learn hands-on emergency preparedness skills.

Bring old/unused cell phones for recycling at the “Secure the Call” bin inside City Hall.

Come meet Neighborhood Watch Block Captains and learn how you can get involved with Neighborhood Watch.

Stop by the SPPOA booth and purchase a pink police patch. All proceeds benefit breast cancer research. While at the booth enter the raffle to win a ride in a police helicopter.
USC Department of Public Safety will have their “Force Option Simulator” at the Council Chambers. This interactive video simulation puts you into a role of a police officer making split-second use of force decision.

Come meet our new mascot “Justice” and “Smokey Bear” from the US Forest Service.
Other activities planned include guided tours of the police station, helicopter landings, K9 and fire demonstrations.

The “Star Car Central Car Club” returns with another line-up of cars used in movies and television.


The Crime Prevention Unit offers these FREE services                                     

  • Engravers to mark your property “Community Opportunity for Property Security (COPS) Program.”
  • Home Inspection Surveys.
  • Email alerts of crime bulletins and weekly crime summary.

If you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch Group or receive future copies of this newsletter, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit.

Online Police Reporting

Some residents may feel they do not have to report petty crimes because there was no suspect seen, the loss was small or of no value, or simply the victim has no time to report it. Reporting crimes, no matter how petty is important to us and the community. Mainly, it allows us to correctly maintain crime statistics track crime series and crime trends. Analyzing crimes also allows Predictive Policing to be more accurate in crime prediction.

For the past five years, the South Pasadena Police Department has the ability to allow residents to make police reports online through its website.
This allows victims to report crimes at their convenience, without having to wait for a police officer.

Online reports receive the same investigation and statistical analysis as any report filed in person with a police officer. If the crime requires further investigation, an officer will contact you.

Not all crimes can be reported online, a list of eligible crimes are listed on the police website under the e-policing section.

Do NOT use the online system to report any emergency or crimes in progress. Remember, filing a false police report whether in person or online is a crime.