Stay Alert - Inform your neighbors


Evacuation warnings were in effect for seven San Gabriel Valley foothill communities Wednesday morning as the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest grew to 10,344 acres with no containment.Fire officials issued evacuation warnings for residents in Duarte, Bradbury, Monrovia, Acadia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena and Altadena, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department."Residents following Ready, Set, Go! should have evacuation plans in place, organize their emergency evacuation supplies, ...

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Our Community Needs Your Help!

Our Community Needs Your Help!

Are you committed to making a difference in our community? Your charitable contribution will help us keep your loved ones safe, give back, and reach our annual goal!Your Donation is the fuel for all of it. From caring for the families of fallen officers to local youth programs, your support helps us build trust between our officers and residents; strengthening our community. Our local law enforcement association continually gives its financial resources to help the growing number of people in ou...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here at the Monrovia Police Officers' Association we feel it is our duty and privilege to help spread the word. The simple truth is this: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This year alone over 250,000 women in our country will be diagnosed with the disease. It is the most common cancer among women worldwide. These facts are not meant to terrify. They are the truth and why must we take it so seriously. But the news is not solely negativ...

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Thank you for Supporting the Badge


The Monrovia 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 together! Your donation has helped us reach our an...

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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!


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 frequently go into harm’s way to protect our communit...

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Get your Pink Patch Items Today!


The Pink Patch Project Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The Monrovia Police Officers' Association is excited to announce we will be participating in the program again this year.  Please help show your support by purchasing an item today! To purchase official Monrovia Police Department Pink Patch items, ple...

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Monrovia Police Receives Thank You - CBS Los Angeles


CBS Los Angeles had a segment on a thank you gathering from Esma Ali, a Muslim woman who was grateful for our empathy. It is our duty to protect you, but we also strive to "treat every member of this community as if they were a family member." Thank you, Esma! Check out the full video here. 

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Remembering 9/11


September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.

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Officer Calms Down Nervous Child


We love the viral video from HeartThreads that tells the story of a Texas police officer calming down a nervous child. He let the boy sit in his patrol car and gave him a tour of the police department. The best part? That boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up now! Can’t wait to have you as a brother in law enforcement, Jacob! Check out the video here!

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Monrovia Police Wish Micah Happy Birthday

Recently, we got a request from a Monrovia mom to have an officer from Monrovia Police visit 5-year old Micah for his birthday. He loves the Monrovia Police and wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Luckily, calls for service were low and the entire day shift officers were able to make an appearance and wish him a happy birthday! They even brought a few small gifts purchased by the MPOA. This is what achieving community trust is all about!

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Austin Police Brothers & Sisters in Capes


Our brothers and sisters in blue may not normally wear capes on the job, but the Austin Police Department did when they dressed up as superheroes at their local children’s medical center. We love sharing what our fellow law enforcement officers are doing in their communities! Check out the story and full KXAN video here.

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2018 Line of Duty Deaths


Our country has struggled with the balance of political correctness, maintaining civil rest and protecting those who protect our communities. So far in 2018, too many law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty helping to maintain these principles. Let’s take a moment to remember all of these brave heroes by reviewing the 2018 Honor Roll of Heroes … Click here to learn about them.

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Celebrating Police Week 2018


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 into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in Wa...

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Thank you for your support


The Monrovia 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 give back to the community that we love. Thank you to ...

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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!


On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Monrovia 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 Monrovia Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to fund the ...

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Pink Patch Project


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. To show your support, please visit (https://mo...

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9/11 Letter


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 each of the various emergency services - they reac...

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National Police Week honored 135 fallen


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 police officers, law enforcement professionals, ...

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55th National Police Week


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 sake of justice.  In the years and decades to f...

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Monrovia Local Businesses we need your help


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 Monrovia POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here You...

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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever


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 US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. W...

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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present


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 who have given their lives to protect us, our families a...

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Calling all Local Businesses


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 small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...

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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC


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 media’s attention, understandably. However, it is important ...

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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 Monrovia 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 would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of our websi...

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A Call for Support

As the presidents of the three largest police unions in the Bay Area of California, our overriding responsibility is to ensure that each and every police officer we represent makes it home to his or her family after every shift.Police officers must swear to uphold our constitution and we also take seriously our responsibility to protect the First Amendment rights of the public we serve. Unfortunately, recent events threaten to bring these two great responsibilities into conflict.Our members and ...

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Community remembers slain Glendora officer Louis Pompei in ceremony


Glendora Police Department Sgt. Marty Amaro slowly walked toward the Louis Anthony Pompei Memorial in San Dimas, his eyes still filled with grief. Explorers Post 402 members Mike Duke, Allcey Castellanos, Michael Othman and Matt Wendling stood quietly respectful, patiently waiting to raise the flag to honor the memory of a man dedicated to public safety long before they were born. Amaro called retired Glendora police agent Brett Michealson in Northern California, informing his former colleague h...

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Monrovia man gets three years for threatening to shoot up schools, hospitals


A 26-year-old Monrovia man accused of threatening to shoot up local schools, hospitals and a mall was sentenced to three years in prison, officials said Wednesday. Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said Gerardo Cortez pleaded no contest on Monday to one felony count of making a criminal threat. A Pomona Superior Court commissioner sentenced him the same day. He was originally charged with six counts of making criminal threats and five counts of falsely reporting an ...

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Santa Fe Middle School Lockdown - MPD Responds Strategically


A Monrovia middle school was on lockdown Monday afternoon after a man called police and said he was on campus with a firearm, authorities said. Parents wait for word of their children outside Santa Fe Middle School on Monday. (credit: Mariam Yaralyan) A male caller phoned the Monrovia Police Department at about 2 p.m., saying he was on the campus of Santa Fe Middle School with an AK-47 assault rifle, Lt. Michael Lee said. The school, at Duarte and Peck roads, was placed on lockdow...

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Lost World War 1 Medals Reunited With Recipient's Family

Monrovia Police Department 140 E. Lime Avenue, Monrovia, CA91016 Phone (626) 256-8000   Fax (626) 256-8011 Jim Hunt, Chief of Police PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release – July 24, 2013 LOST WORLD WAR I MEDALS REUNITED WITH RECIPIENT’S FAMILY   While working in the Monrovia Police Department Property and Evidence Room, Property Officer Tom Carroll came across a box of unclaimed property from years past, containing amongst other personal possessions, military medals from the U...

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BATTLE OF THE BADGES BASKETBALL COMPETITION On June 14, 2013 the Monrovia Police Officer’s Association took on the Monrovia Fire Association in the 2nd annual “Battle of the Badges” charity basketball game.  The competition was held at the Monrovia High School Gym and tickets were sold to raise funds to support the American Cancer Society.  The event was a success and raised over $3000.   The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, voluntary health organization dedicated to elimi...

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Funeral For Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay Is Today In NW San Bernardino

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 safety vehicles, is expected to take more than on...

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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 is a very disturbing look into the mindset and lac...

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In Memory of Riverside Police Departments Officer Michael Crain

The Monrovia 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 BiographyBorn: April 9, 1978Hire 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 brother, Jason, and sister, Leslie. He was raised in the Ri...

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Triple Homicide - Still At Large - WANTED

The members of the Monrovia Police Officers' Association send our thoughts and prayers to the injured and fallen officers. Condolences to all involved in theses senseless murders, as well as their loved ones, friends and family. We pray for a speedy recovery for all injured. May the fallen brother of the Riverside Police Department rest in peace and God Speed on the recovery of his partner, who was injured.  Anyone encountering Dorner should consider him "armed and extremely dange...

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Cold Weather Shelters


The East San Gabriel Valley Coalition For The Homeless 2012 -2013 Winter shelter dates and locations are as follows; December 1 thru December 16th St. Christopher's Catholic Church629 S. Glendora AvenueWest Covina, CA 91790 December 17th thru January 1st St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church241 W. Valley Center Dr.Glendora, CA 91741 January 2nd thru January 17th Glenkirk Presbyterian Church1700 E. PalopintoGlendora, CA 91740 January 18th thru February 3rd St. John Vianney Catholic Church1345 Turnbull Ca...

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In Memory of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom

The Monrovia 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 able to shoot and kill Lacy. Officer Youngstrom was a...

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A Short History About Drunk Driving

Drunk driving actually began long before automobiles were invented. As soon as man climbed onto the back of another animal and began riding, there have been drunken horse, camel, and elephant riders. Drinking played a large part in seafaring as well. Until fairly recently in human history, alcohol played an important part in many civilizations for a simple reason. A constant source of clean water is harder to come by than you might think. Without modern materials and methods, stored water quickl...

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The Safety Belt Fit Test

Have your child sit in a back seat with their bottom and back against the vehicle’s seat back. Do the child’s knees bend at the seat’s edge? If yes, go on. If not, the child must stay in a booster seat. Buckle the seat belt. Does the lap belt stay low on the hips? If yes, go on. If it rests on the soft part of the stomach, the child must stay in a booster seat. Look at the shoulder belt. Does it lay on the collarbone and shoulder? If yes, go on. If it is on the face or neck, the child must remai...

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Some Crime Facts...

As you know, crime is on the increase in most large U.S. cities. It is also becoming more prevalent in small communities. Thinking that it can only happen to someone else and doing nothing to prepare yourself or take precautionary measures in case makes you the perfect victim criminals are looking for. Making yourself less of a target is simpler than you might think. Defense sprays like pepper spray or mace spray and weapons like air tasers and stun guns, when properly used can significantly im...

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