Community Services

The Pasadena Police Department’s Community Services Section is committed to providing our community with an array of ongoing and annual programs, presentations and special events intended to serve the entire community. We endeavor to utilize technology and departmental resources to deliver information and increase the public’s awareness of the programs and services we offer. We strive to provide a high level of service to a diverse community and promote the Pasadena Police Department’s organizational values. The Pasadena Way is the framework of our service and is the common thread bonding us together as community partners, relationships of which are built on trust, treating others with respect, and open communication.

Neighborhood Services

Contact your Neighborhood Police Specialist for information on:

Community Services Area

About Neighborhood Services

The Neighborhood Services Unit is primarily responsible for coordinating presentations at Neighborhood Watch meetings, Business Watch Meetings, and other community events citywide.

A two week advance notice is recommended so the unit can prepare the presentation. All presentations must be scheduled so that they do not conflict with major events and meetings which often times require using all available Pasadena Police personnel. Examples of such events are: UCLA home games, certain holidays requiring high visibility and extra patrols, (4th of July, New Years, Halloween) concerts, and other high profile activities scheduled in the city.

Weekend events must have prior approval from a supervisor. A minimum 4 hour event is required in order to gain such approval. Examples of such weekend events are: Block Parties, Community sponsored carnivals and health fairs, parades, and similar activities. A minimum of 30 days is recommended in order to accommodate permits and other requirements for set up.

Please remember that requests for K-9 officer, Mobile Substation, Motor Officer or helicopter flyovers, require additional pre-planning.

The Pasadena Police Department stands ready to assist the residents and businesses in our city in whatever way we can. We hope that the information provided serves to assist you in planning your event or meeting.

Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Unit promotes on-site, direct and open communications with residents.  The Unit strives to facilitate effective two-way communications about department policies, procedures and important issues that impact public safety. The Outreach Unit staff attends and provides input at a number of regular and ad hoc community meetings.  We also provide objectivity during instances of conflict between neighbors, offering suggestions and steps toward mediation and conflict resolution.  Outreach Officers also manage a variety of on-going and annual projects.

Police Activities League

PAL Is A Non-Profit / Tax Exempt 501c3 Charitable Organization.

To Learn More About The PAL Program, Enrollment Or To Support By Making A Donation

The Pasadena Police Department’s Police Activities League, in partnership with The Salvation Army-Pasadena, offers a positive atmosphere for elementary, middle, and high school students in the Pasadena area. During the school year, PAL provides transportation to its members from selected school campuses to the PAL center. Pasadena PAL has served over 3,000 youth and sponsored activities such as: arts & crafts, culinary arts, field trips, tutoring and personal development.

School Year

During the school year our main focus is academic success. Each member is assigned a Youth Advisor and they are monitored throughout the school year. The goal of the Pasadena PAL Program is to help each member maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. This is achieved through tutoring, school visits, and mentoring from the Youth Advisors.


PAL offers its members a full summer program which includes swimming, beach trips, and exposure to cultural experiences. We also offer a variety of classes such as art, cooking, soccer, craft making, and Zumba. In addition, we also conduct girls and boys groups to talk about gender specific topics.

If you would like to become a member of Pasadena PAL and are currently between the ages of 9-17 go to the Salvation Army’s Community Youth Center.
Monday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday – Friday 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Visit our web page at: or call the Pasadena Police Activities League at: PAL Center (626) 356-9166

Safe Schools

The Safe Schools Team mission is to provide a uniformed presence at the Pasadena Unified School District High Schools and Middle Schools and to foster a safe and secure environment for children and school staff.  The Safe Schools Team philosophy of “Intervention over Punishment” combines outreach and enforcement efforts to build relationships with students and create partnerships with campus administrators. This approach ensures that criminal behavior is addressed while providing an enhanced educational atmosphere for Pasadena youth attending Pasadena schools.