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RESERVE POLICE OFFICER
320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, California

Upon successful completion and graduation from the Reserve Academy, Level 1 and Level 2 reserve officers will be assigned to a full-time Field Training Officer to begin field training. While deployed in a marked police unit and in uniform, reserve officers learn the basics of street patrol and must successfully complete 400 hours of field training and participate in other details as assigned. Officers in training are required to work a minimum of 25 hours each month until field training is complete and a minimum of 16 hours per month thereafter.

General duties and assignment of Level 1 and Level 2 MPPD reserve officers include uniformed patrol, which involves responding to crimes in progress, traffic accidents, taking crime reports, issuing citations and making arrests. Officers also provide basic law enforcement services at community events, such as parades, festivals, sports events and dances. All reserve officers are required to attend monthly meetings and monthly firearms training
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The Monterey Park Police Department is a full service police agency. Our 72 sworn police officers and 46 civilian personnel represent a diverse workforce that is supported by over 100 community volunteers through the police reserves, emergency communications, citizen patrol, explorer programs, and other civilian volunteers.

 

We take pride in our ability to prevent crime, interact with the community, and apprehend criminals. Our department personnel strives to provide the finest police service to our community. We view the community as our partner in fighting crime and seek the community's input and assistance through programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Citizen Patrol, and the Citizen's Academy.
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Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
Participate in the Great California ShakeOut on October 19
California has more than 37 million people living and working in the state. A major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation to resi dents, businesses, organizations and city infrastructure. What we do now here in Monterey Park before a big earthquake will determine what our lives will be like afterward. In anticipation of an earthquake, the Monterey Park Fire Department encourages everyone to “Be Prepared, Not Scared!”
What better way to learn how to be prepared than to participate in the Great California ShakeOut on October 19, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.? People everywhere, such as residents, businesses, and schools throughout California will be conducting an earthquake drill on October 19 at 10:19 a.m. to learn and practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold on.” Last year, 10.6 million Californians participated in the Great ShakeOut and as of September 10 of this year, 7.8 million have registered already.
The 2017 ShakeOut drill will be the largest preparedness event in U.S. history. To participate, go to www.ShakeOut.org/register and pledge your family, school, business, or organization’s participation in the drill. It is free and registered participants will receive information on how to plan a drill and how to create a dialogue with others about earthquake preparedness. All organizers ask is that participants register (so they can be counted and receive communications), and at the minimum practice "drop, cover, and hold on" at the specified time.
Participating in the Great ShakeOut is only a five-minute commitment for something that can save your life. It all begins with registering, which is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit www.ShakeOut.org.
If you are interested in learning more about preparedness, how to become a Community Emergency Response Team member (“CERT”), visit the Fire Department website at http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/415/Disaster-Preparedness.
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over 1 year
Coffee with a Cop
No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

For more information about Monterey Park's event, contact Sergeant Yniguez a t 626-307-1253. Visit coffeewithacop.com for information about the national program. ... Read more
over 1 year
Pink Patch Project
The Monterey Park Police Department's pink patches have arrived and are now available to the public. Help support MPPD by getting one of their patches today!

Contact Sergeant Danny Salazar at (626 ) 307-1200 or by email at Dsalazar@montereypark.ca.gov to find out more details. ... Read more
about 3 years
RESERVE POLICE OFFICER
320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, California

Upon successful completion and graduation from the Reserve Academy, Level 1 and Level 2 reserve officers will be assigned to a full-time Field Tra ining Officer to begin field training. While deployed in a marked police unit and in uniform, reserve officers learn the basics of street patrol and must successfully complete 400 hours of field training and participate in other details as assigned. Officers in training are required to work a minimum of 25 hours each month until field training is complete and a minimum of 16 hours per month thereafter.

General duties and assignment of Level 1 and Level 2 MPPD reserve officers include uniformed patrol, which involves responding to crimes in progress, traffic accidents, taking crime reports, issuing citations and making arrests. Officers also provide basic law enforcement services at community events, such as parades, festivals, sports events and dances. All reserve officers are required to attend monthly meetings and monthly firearms training
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about 3 years
Monterey Park Police Aim to Save Lives
If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, Monterey Park Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from December 18 to January 3.

As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign period; police, sheriff and the CHP will be deploying DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols during the upcoming 17 day DUI Enforcement Campaign throughout the region. Monterey Park Police Department is conducting DUI Saturation Enforcement Operations on December 18 and 26, 2015.

There are 10,000 reasons to crackdown: in 2013, 10,076 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver. In December 2013 alone there were 733 people killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Twenty-three of those deaths occurred on Christmas Day. California was witness to 98 deaths and another 1,852 injured in alcohol involved collisions in December 2013.

Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – or drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.

Law enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive. The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb – all from one screen.

Monterey Park PD reminders everyone to follow these simple tips to stay safe:
• Plan a safe way to get home before you attend the party. Alcohol impairs judgment, as well as reaction time. If you’re impaired you’re more likely to choose to drive drunk.
• Designate a sober driver; take public transportation, a car service, or a call a sober friend of family member to get home.
• Walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
• If you see someone you think is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them get home safely.

If you’re caught drinking and driving you could face jail time, fines, loss of driver’s license, towing fees, and other DUI expenses, totaling $10,000 on average. That’s not a small price, and that doesn’t even count the heftier price you could pay: the price of your or someone else’s life.

Remember, driving after drinking should never be an option. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Funding for this holiday campaign is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Media Contact
Sergeant Brent Archibald, Monterey Park Police Department
barchibald@montereypark.ca.gov
626-307-1481
www.MontereyPark.ca.gov
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about 3 years
Police Department gets Grant!
The Monterey Park Police Department has been awarded a $186,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Monterey Park Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.

“The goal of our partnership with our community and the Office of Traffic Safety is to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths. We will do this through a program of community education and enforcement,” explained Monterey Park Police Chief Jim Smith.

After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions has been slowly rising. Particularly alarming are recent increases in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, the growing dangers of distracting technologies and the emergence of drug-impaired driving as a major problem. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as drunk driving, speeding and crashes at intersections.

“Overall, California’s roadways are among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “But to meet future mobility, safety, and accessible transportation objectives, we have to reverse this recent trend in order to reach our common goal zero deaths on our roadways. The Office of Traffic Safety and the Monterey Park Police Department want to work with everyone to create a culture of traffic safety across Monterey Park and the state.”

Activities that the grant will fund include:
• Educational presentations
• DUI saturation patrols
• Distracted driving enforcement
• Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement
• Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement
• Speed, red light and stop sign enforcement
• Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders
• Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders
• Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE).

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Media Contact
Sergeant Brent Archibald, Monterey Park Police Department
barchibald@montereypark.ca.gov
626-307-1481
www.MontereyPark.ca.gov
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about 3 years
Suspect Arrested!
Monterey Park, Calif. – December 8, 2015 - On December 3, 2015 at approximately 7:10 a.m. the
Monterey Park Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping of a 16 year old female victim who w as walking to school in the 600 block of N. Orange Avenue in the City of Monterey Park. When the victim attempted to walk away, the suspect exited the vehicle and grabbed the victim from behind and attempted to force her into his vehicle. The victim screamed and was released. The suspect got back into the vehicle and fled. A press release was distributed in hopes to gain the community’s assistance in identifying the suspect and or the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle saw the news story and contacted the police department and informed detectives that his vehicle had been stolen in the early morning hours of December 3, 2015. The vehicle was entered into the Statewide Stolen Vehicle System. On December 5 at approximately 3 p.m., officers from the Baldwin Park Police Department located the stolen vehicle in the 4700 block of Kenmore Ave. in the City of Baldwin Park occupied by a male driver and female passenger. Baldwin Park Police detained them and contacted Monterey Park Police. After further investigation by Monterey Park PoliceDetectives, the male was identified as the outstanding suspect in the
attempted kidnapping. The suspect has been identified as Saul Villa Jr., 22 years of age of Baldwin Park, Calif. Villa was booked for suspicion of attempted kidnapping and possession of a stolen vehicle. Villa is currently being housed
at the Monterey Park Jail. His bail is set at $130,000. Villa is due to be arraigned on December 8, 2015 at the Alhambra Superior Court.
After further investigation the female was determined not to be involved in the crimes.
If anyone has additional information regarding this crime or Villa, they are encouraged to call the
Monterey Park Police Department at 626-573-1311 or their local police department where the crime occurred.
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over 3 years
MPK Police Dog Saved!
Monterey Park Police Department canine (K9) Piro has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and manufactur er Armor Express as part of the incentive program for which one free vest is awarded for every 15 vests purchased by the charity. Vests were donated to K9s in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1,600 protective vests, in 49 states including Alaska and Hawaii, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.5 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, Michigan.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 19 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The suggested donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795-$2,234, a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Media Contact
Sergeant Gus Jimenez, Monterey Park Police Department
gjimenez@montereypark.ca.gov
626-307-1242
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over 3 years
MPK Police Citizens Academy
Monterey Park Police Department’s Next Citizens Academy Class to Begin in January.

For community members looking for an insider’s view of the Monterey Park Police Department, Citizens Academy may b e just what they’re seeking. The Citizens Academy provides an exciting, dynamic and informative course that meets once a week for eleven weeks. It is designed to provide residents and non-residents an interactive, hands-on, comprehensive overview of the Monterey Park Police Department and the city. Classes include an introduction to the detective bureau, K-9 units, patrol procedures and other department programs.

Sign up now to participate in this exciting and informative experience that is Citizens Academy Class 24, January 14 March 31, 2016. The academy meets Thursday evenings for eleven weeks from 6:15 to 9 p.m. The first class will be held at the City Hall Community Room #102 on January 14, 2016 and will culminate on March 31, 2016.

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of achievement. Applications can be obtained from the city hall Community Relations Bureau at 320 W. Newmark Avenue or one can be mailed to you. Minimum age of participants is 16 years; minors under the age of 18 years must have a signed parental consent form on file. Participants cannot have any felony convictions, be on parole or probation or have been arrested within the past year. Participants do not need to be Monterey Park residents to enroll in this class.

For further information or to have an application mailed to you, please contact Officer Danny Salazar at dsalazar@montereypark.ca.gov, 626-307-1253 or any other member of the Community Relations Bureau at 626-307-1215.

Media Contact
Officer Danny Salazar, Community Relations Bureau
dsalazar@montereypark.ca.gov
626-307-1253
www.MontereyPark.ca.gov.
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