Programs to promote community safety and enhance the role of the Alhambra Police Department in the community.
The Police Explorer Program enables young men and women, ages 14 to 20, to determine through actual experience and training if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement. Teens learn through lecture and practical experience about the day-to-day operations of the Alhambra Police Department, and the skills and education necessary to be a law enforcement officer. After completing the Police Explorer "Academy," Explorers may continue their relationship with the Alhambra Police Department by performing non-hazardous duties around the police station, and participating in ride-alongs with a police officer on a regular tour of duty. For more information or to obtain a Police Explorer application form, call 626-300-1514.
Police Station tours are available to schools, youth organizations and other community groups. If you would like to arrange a police station tour, call 626-570-5177.
Safe Moves is a teaching tool using props to train young children about traffic safety in a realistic setting. Props include child-sized buildings, traffic signals, and vehicles. Children traveling through Safe Moves City learn safe behaviors and how to avoid dangerous traffic hazards. The program is made possible through a generous donation by the Alhambra Exchange Club. For additional information, call 626-570-5177.
The Police Department's Speaker's Bureau offers a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention topics available to civic, professional, educational and other community groups. For more information, call 626-570-5177.
The Chaplain Program is available to the Department and community as a spiritual, ethical, relational and encouragement resource, and does not promote any particular religion or house of worship. Chaplains serve to listen and offer comfort, and provide a variety of resources and assistance, such as making death notifications, helping in traumatic and emergency situations, plan for funerals, being available for pastoral counseling, providing referrals to mental health professionals and other community resources, assisting in suicide intervention, notice and comfort, etc.