Welcome to the Alhambra Police Department's Crime Prevention Home Page.
The Crime Prevention Section offers educational crime-fighting programs for residents, young and old, and the business community. While preventing crime is a community effort, the Alhambra Police Department offers training and information to help citizens take an active part in crime-fighting.
Participants in the Community Volunteer Program support the Alhambra Police Department with non-enforcement duties and tasks. Volunteers are graduates of the Community Academy. They perform vehicle and foot patrols in business and commercial areas, City parks, and locations where specific crime problems have been identified. They serve as the "eyes and ears" of the Police Department without placing themselves in dangerous situations. Some additional duties may include:
For additional program information, contact the Alhambra Crime Prevention Office at 626-570-5177.
The Alhambra Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention Program enlists the community's active participation to work cooperatively with the Alhambra Police Department to reduce neighborhood crime. Neighborhood Watch members attend meetings conducted by the Police Department to learn about the latest crime prevention techniques, tools, and crime trends. Studies show a significant reduction in burglaries and auto thefts in those neighborhoods with active Neighborhood Watch groups.
Going away? Get peace of mind by registering for the Alhambra Police Department Vacation House Check Registry.
It can be really exciting to travel to faraway destinations, but leaving one's home unoccupied can be unsettling considering that it may be a tempting target for criminals. The Alhambra Police Department Vacation House Check Registry, a free service, is offered to give vacationing or hospitalized residents of single-family homes or duplexes greater peace of mind during their absence. Homes are periodically checked by uniformed Alhambra Citizens on Patrol volunteers who stop by periodically to conduct a foot patrol of the property to ensure that the home is secured and windows and doors are locked and undamaged.
While there is no guarantee against loss, theft, or damage, the Vacation House Check Program is one additional measure residents can take to help ensure the safety of their homes. The program is available for those whose homes will be unoccupied from 5 to 21 days. It is not available for homes that are vacant and up for sale or rent. In addition, the home must not be occupied for any length of time during the requested dates of service. While the service is most frequently used during the summer months, it is available throughout the year.