Alhambra Police Department earns a
"Centurion Award for Excellence"
The Centurion Awards for Excellence honors police agencies and individuals from throughout Los Angeles County for “outstanding contributions and excellent service to the law enforcement mission.”
Sponsored by the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County, the City of Alhambra is pleased to announce that an award for “Excellence in Community Policing” was recently received by the Alhambra Police Department at a POALAC awards dinner.
Alhambra officers partner with nine other agencies, teaming up with a Los Angeles County Mental Health clinician who responds to calls for service involving persons with mental health issues. The joint team makes better evaluations of the involved individual, places them in the appropriate care facility, and tracks or conducts follow-up assessments.
Community Policing – described by Wikipedia as “a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the community” – has long been a special focus of the Alhambra Police Department, and the receipt of this award is, in actuality, a recognition of the personal community relations that officers develop in Alhambra on a day-to- day basis.
Once again the Alhambra Police Department has corroborated that it is at the forefront of good practices on community engagement and community-oriented policing.