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Officer makes career about helping local youth - Behind the Badge Feature
**Originally Posted WEDNESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2018Read the full Behind the Badge feature by Lou Ponsi here. For some Pasadena Police Explorers, their first impression of Sgt. Glenn Thompson, their advisor, roused a bit of trepidation.The booming voice. The eye-to-eye glare. The gripping handshake, all within the frame of an NFL linebacker.But then comes the wide smile, the hug and words of encouragement and the apprehension melts away, replaced by the feeling that this man cares.Continued on ...

Public Service: The Pasadena Way
**Originally Posted THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018Learn more about your local police officers in this video by Pasadena Media Public Service: The Pasadena Way

Behind the Badge Feature by Cindy Arora
**Originally Posted WEDNESDAY, 07 NOVEMBER 2018We're excited to share an article by Cindy Arora from Behind the Badge about one of our local officers.Pasadena Police Officer Fights Crime In and Out of the Ringby Cindy Arora on October 31st, 2018Pasadena Police Officer Brian Petrella and his trainer, Fausto De La Torre, move across the ring at Villa Park Boxing Gym, bobbing and weaving to the crooning of James Brown.Get up (get on up)Get up (get on up)Petrella’s footwork is meant to match...

Pasadena Police Video
**Originally Posted THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2018We are excited to announce that our video, which highlights the relationship between our Pasadena community and police, was played at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference last weekend. It will also play at future IACP trainings over the next year. Thank you for helping us to build these strong partnerships, and we are honored to serve the Pasadena community.

Twenty Local Kids ‘Shop With A Cop’ for School Essentials, Courtesy of Pasadena Rotary
**Originally Posted TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST 2018Twenty middle school students in the Pasadena area were each paired with a Pasadena police officer last Friday, August 24, to shop for school essentials with a $100 Target gift card through the Pasadena Rotary Club’s fourth annual “Shop with a Cop” event, in partnership with the Pasadena Police Department. To read the full story, click here!

PASADENA OFFICER RUNS TOWARD WORLD RECORD
**Originally Posted THURSDAY, 08 MARCH 2018Hello. My name is Donald C. Sevesind. I am 43 years old, a proud Pasadena Police Officer (Pasadena, CA) with 19 years of experience, and an experienced marathoner. On March 18, 2018 at the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon, I will be undertaking my 100th Marathon, running the 26.2 miles in full "Class A" police uniform. I am attempting this challenge to raise money for two non-profit organizations dear to my heart, the Pasadena Police Activites League (P....

Noteworthy Case - March 5
**Originally Posted TUESDAY, 06 MARCH 2018On March 5, at about 10:07 p.m. SES officers were on routine patrol near Arroyo and Washington Blvd when they observed a motorists commit several minor vehicle code violations. SES officers initiated an enforcement stop and contacted the driver. During the subsequent investigation, SES officers located & recovered two loaded firearms. The driver was arrested without incident and transported to the Pasadena jail. The firearms were rendered safe and ...