The Community Affairs Office is a primary point of contact with the police department concerning issues that impact the quality of life in Arcadia. The primary function of this office is to maintain positive and productive relationships with our community by way of public speaking engagements, meetings, and public events amongst others.
The Community Affairs Office administers several community engagement functions throughout the year related to crime prevention and community outreach efforts, including Coffee With A Cop events at various local establishments and Town Hall Meetings at the Arcadia Community Center.
Coffee With A Cop
Coffee-With-A-Cop is an event in which the Department invites the community to meet with Arcadia Police Officers and staff for coffee and conversation. With no pre-arranged agenda or speeches, people get a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in their neighborhood. Some events have "Topic of the Day" and are known to generate a great turn out of residents and community members. Some of the past topics included pedestrian safety and safeguarding against residential burglaries. Events have been held at Coco's restaurant, the Santa Anita Westfield Mall, Arcadia Methodist Hospital, and the Santa Anita Race Track amongst other locations.
Coffee With A Cop is a quarterly event and the next event will be held in December 2015. Please check back here soon for event details.
Town Hall Meetings
The Community Affairs Office organizes and hosts town hall meetings at Arcadia Community Center in order to review and share important information with the community.
In February 2014, a special town hall meeting was held to address the trend of residential burglaries that the City was experiencing around this time. The meeting drew attendance from over 400 Arcadia residents. Other topics of discussion included APD's efforts to combat the rise of burglary incidents and our Neighborhood Watch program - a way for Arcadia residents to get involved and participate in helping protect their community. In addition to the Community Affairs Office, APD was represented by members of the Command Staff, Administration, Investigations, and Crime Analysis.
In April 2014, a town hall meeting was held to explain APD's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. The event was a success with an estimated 600 plus people in attendance. APD's presentation urged residents and business owners to call the police when they see something suspicious or are concerned about unusual activity in their neighborhoods. APD expects to see an increase in phone calls over time from residents who want to get involved and play a role in reducing crime and safeguarding our community.
The Department's Neighborhood Watch program is administered by the Community Affairs Office. View the Neighborhood Watch page for more details and information.
The Arcadia Police Department offers a wide array of information on volunteer opportunities, both within and outside of the organization.
View the Volunteer Opportunities page for information on volunteer programs related to the various departments of the City of Arcadia.
View the Police Volunteer Opportunities page for more information on volunteering directly with the Arcadia Police Department.
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