Police Department’s Snow-Cone-Cooled Open House Saturday Sees Hundreds of Local Residents Stop By

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5:32 am | August 13, 2018


Police estimate 500 to 600 area residents enjoyed the Department’s second annual Open House on Saturday.

The event, which drew lots of families with youngsters, was staged outside and inside Department headquarters at 207 North Garfield Avenue in very warm weather, iced down by a steady flow of cold drinks and free snow cones.

“One of the biggest hits were the free snow-cones. For four hours that line was almost nonstop,” Lt. Tracey Ibarra said. “Visiting with the officers from various sections of the PD and this cool treat on a hot day made for a wonderful experience for the many families that visited.”

The tour of the police headquarters building, normally off limits to most law-abiding citizens, proved very popular, I\barra said.

“They got to tour dispatch, the jail, the assembly room and officers’ report writing room … and Community Services,” she said.

Meanwhile, outside, a police helicopter set down on Garfield Avenue was a favorite. This year, motorcycle officers perform skilled riding exhibitions. Department volunteers provided information on financial crime prevention and general safety tips. The Police Department staged a booth for Employment information, too.

Another hit was the armored BearCat personnel carrier used by SWAT teams. Children (and curious adults) were permitted inside to explore.

“There’s a lot of inquiries regarding the community services programs that are coming up later this year, including the Community Police Academy later this month and the Kids Safety Academy in September, Ibarra said.

Further information for both of those activities, call the Pasadena Police Department’s Community Services Section at (626) 744-4551.