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Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check counter hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Effective October 31, 2019, our new business hours will be 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, Closed on Fridays. New Plan Checker counter hours will be 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday - Thursday)

The Alhambra Police Department offers a variety of programs to promote community safety and enhance the role of the Alhambra Police Department in the community.

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View and download the Alhambra Police Department Explorer Application

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 Sergeant Gomez at 626-570-5161 or email her at


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.

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The blue container for recyclable items is for disposing glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper. View a list of items you can and can't recycle. Do not place clothes in your recycling cart or leave large bags of clothes on the curb as Republic Services will not pick them up. Take them to a charity or Goodwill collection site. (Download a list of items accepted/not accepted by Goodwill).  Local donation centers include:

  • The Salvation Army, 1010 East Main Street, Alhambra, call 626-281-2100 or 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, call 1-800-775-VETS or 1-800-775-8387
  • Goodwill Pasadena Donation Center, 112 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, call 626-449-3721

95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8

65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8 

32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H 38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

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