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Thank you for Supporting the Badge

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The Alhambra Police Officers Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement family. Thank YOU for joining our police family and being part of a community team that connects us all ...
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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve. Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here! Our officers fre...
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Remembering 9/11

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The tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001 changed America forever. On this day, we honor the 343 lives that were lost as they attempted to save the lives of others. We will never forget the bravery and sacrifice of these heroes.
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Police throw birthday party for 8-year-old girl - PoliceOne

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A Maine Police Department knew just what to do for this little girl when no one showed up to her birthday party. To read the full PoliceOne story, click here.
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Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops

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"Maybe they forget [officers] have families," Gloria Vega said. "But they're just like everybody else. The only difference is my dad went out there ... he sacrificed his family, sacrificed us having him, to protect people he doesn't even know.” To read the full story, click here.   
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Ryan Stringer Memorial Scholarships 2018

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Alhambra POA hosted our fifth annual Ryan Stringer Memorial Scholarship Night on Wednesday, May 23. Out of a record-breaking number of applicants, five high school seniors were selected to each receive a $1,000 scholarship. They were chosen for their essays on what they learned about and from Ryan Stringer’s legacy, as well as why they need a scholarship. We strive to keep Ryan’s memory alive both within the department and community through gener...
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Scholarship Ceremony

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 Join us for the Ryan Stringer Memorial Award Scholarship Ceremony Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 PM  Alhambra Civic Center Library  Ruth C. Reese Hall 101 South First Street Alhambra, CA 91801 Reception to follow  
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What happens when we run out of cops?

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What happens when we run out of cops? This is a question worth asking as it pertains to the safety of our communities, families, and friends. Police recruitment and retention may be one of this countries biggest problems. To read more about what will happen when we run out of law enforcement officers, click on the link below.  https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/what-happens-when-we-run-out-of-cops/
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched ...
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Thank you for your support

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The Alhambra Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.”  Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, Alhambra Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Alhambra Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your ...
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Pink Patch Project

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In case you weren’t aware, we are participating in The Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project is a public awareness campaign to bring attention to breast cancer awareness. The program centers around pink versions of the public safety officer's uniform patch. Officers at each of the participating agencies will wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.&n...
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9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from ...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job. This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of poli...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sa...
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Alhambra Local Businesses

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Alhambra POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our comm...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138  line of duty deaths  of Law Enforcement officers across the U...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing s...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the med...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Alhambra POA .   Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page.   If you...
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DPA to Dallas Cowboys: "Thanks for the Support"

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The Dallas Police Association (DPA) would like to thank the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and the Jerry Jones family for their law enforcement tribute ceremony prior to the playoff game last month against the Detroit Lions. The Dallas Cowboys' pregame ceremony featured 200 police officers from several local agencies dressed in Class A uniforms entering the field holding a large American flag during the presentation of the national anthem. The offi...
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Alhambra police detectives find stolen dragon in Pomona

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A nightmare for an Alhambra pet owner ended when her stolen bearded dragon was found in Pomona on Monday, June 23rd. The dragon and its owner, Miranda, were reunited. The suspect isn’t in custody yet. Police later plan to present a case with the District Attorney’s Office against the alleged lizardnapper. “We just thank God that she came home,” said Ganga’s owner, Miranda, on Tuesday. She did not want to give her last name. “We were upset, but we...
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Battle of the Badges in Arcadia raises funds for Special Olympics

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Police officers and firefighters from throughout the San Gabriel Valley met on the basketball court for a charity tournament Saturday May 31st, in which the ultimate winners are the disabled athletes of the Special Olympics. Voluntary donations collected as entry fees at the 2014 Battle of the Badges will benefit the Special Olympics Southern California, according to organizer and Arcadia police Detective Walter Ashby. Five games were planned, pr...
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Alhambra police chief says predictive policing has been successful

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ALHAMBRA >> A year after the Police Department implemented predictive policing software, car burglaries and vehicle thefts have decreased, Chief Mark Yokoyama said. In January 2013, Alhambra was the first law-enforcement agency in Southern California to have citywide implementation of PredPol, a cloud-based software that forecasts areas where crimes are likely to be committed. Nine months ago, some residents expressed reservations about tec...
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What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly)

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What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly) “Ecstasy” and "Molly" are slang terms for MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a name that’s nearly as long as the all-night parties where MDMA is often used. That's why MDMA has been called a “club drug.” It has effects similar to those of other stimulants, and it often makes the person feel like everyone is his or her friend, even when that’s not the case. MDMA is man-made—it doesn't come from ...
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"The Policeman"

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Dear Supporters of the APOA, We encourage you to take a moment to view one of our favorite voice narrations below, by Paul Harvey, "The Policeman" depicting the internal as well as external struggles of living life "on duty".   Please go to our Facebook page to show your support by liking our page.  Here you will be able to stay informed on all the going on within our community. APOA Facebook . Thank You again for your support! The Alha...
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Presidential Proclamation For Peace Officers Memorial Day

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Day after day, police officers in every corner of America suit up, put on the badge, and carry out their sworn duty to protect and serve. They step out the door every morning without considering bravery or heroics. They stay focused on meeting their responsibilities. They concentrate on keeping their neighborhoods safe and doing right by their fellow officers. And with quiet courage, they help fulfill the demanding yet vital task of shielding our...
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Funeral For Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay Is Today In NW San Bernardino

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The funeral service for San Bernardino County sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, slain last week in a final confrontation with fugitive multimurder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, is today in northwest San Bernardino. The service is planned to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway. The procession beforehand, which will include hundreds of law enforcement, fire, and other public...
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Chris Dorner, No Excuses

Since Chris Dorner posted his manifesto of grievances and murdered four people in his quest to “clear his name”, some in the public, including the media have given him an undeserved folk hero status. The thought process seems to be that since the LAPD has a history of racism, the actions he took to make the department “pay” are justified, including the murders of people with no ability to influence or control anything that happened to Dorner. It ...
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In Memory of Riverside Police Departments Officer Michael Crain

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The Alhambra Police Officers' Association expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Officer Michael Crain of the Riverside Police Department.   God Speed Officer Crain. Officer Michael Crain Biography Born: April 9, 1978 Hire Date: August 24, 2001 - End of Watch: February 7, 2013   Officer Michael Crain was born in Anaheim, California to Stephen and Cindy Crain on April 9, 1978. He was the oldest of three children and had a bro...
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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800's and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. In order to enjoy this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, we have provided the following safety tips for children and parents: Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours. Children should never be allowed to go ...
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In Memory of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom

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The Alhambra Police Officers' Association expresses it's deepest condolences to the family of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.  Officer Youngstrom was a 7 year veteran of the California Highway Patrol assigned to the Contra Costa area.  He was a married father of four children. On September 4th, Officer Youngstrom was shot in the head during a traffic stop by a motorist, Christopher Boon Lacy.  Officer Youngstrom's patrol partner was abl...
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Police History

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The first modern police department was established in Boston in 1838 followed by the New York’s department in 1845. Police were not respected by their communities since corruption was continually rampant. In the 1920’s, the invention of the telephone transformed policing to answer calls for service along with the help of the police car and two-way radio. Police began to adopt new technologies with an emphasis on training, professionalizing the jo...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a t...
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