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 frequently go into harm’s way to protect our c...
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Are you participating in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb?

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are a way for the law enforcement family, and the community to honor and remember the firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. Learn more about 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs - Click Below https://www.firehero.org/events/9-11-stair-climbs/
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Honoring a fallen officer, by escorting his son to first day of school

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Indianapolis police officers escorted fallen Southport Lt. Aaron Allan's 6-year-old son to his first day of school August 8th, 2018.   "We wanted to make sure this year we were here for little Aaron to make sure he got to school safe, just like his dad did about a year ago," said Southport Police Chief Tom Vaughn. "All those police cars down the street, I didn't imagine that many officers coming. We talk about the blue family and today really showed we are a true family." Read Full Sto...
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First Responder Miracle in Montana

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‘Miracle’ baby buried alive in Montana woods for 9 hours was saved by a deputy who heard a faint cry - USA Today Network   It was about 46 degrees outside when deputies found a 5 month-old baby buried under sticks, leaves, and soil in the woods. "For all of us at the sheriff's office, this is what we call a miracle," police said.    To read the full story, click here.    Photo provided by Missoula County Sheriff's Office  
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San Gabriel Officers Discussed Safety With Girl Scout Troop #7121

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Last week, Officers of the San Gabriel Police Department met with Girl Scout Troop #7121, where they discussed safety in the community and the importance of respecting authority figures like firefighters and the police. #girlscouts #girlscouts7121 #troop #girlscouttroop7121 #police #sangabrielpolice #sangabriel #sgpoa #safety #community #publicrelations #communityinvolvement #public
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San Gabriel Officers Award Kids With Replica SGPD Units for Turning in Lost iPhone


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Last week,Marcos Figueroa and Juan Becerra, ages 9 and 11, did the “right thing” when they came into the San Gabriel Police Department and turned in an iPhone Plus, which they found while swimming at Smith Park. The owner of the iPhone was later located and his phone was returned. As a reward for their good deeds, Marcos and Juan were each given a replica San Gabriel PD Patrol Unit. To which Juan responded, “I have always wanted one of these.” Great job boys! #publicrelations #doingtherightthing...
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San Gabriel Police Officer Vy Van Completes Motor School

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Congratulations to Traffic Investigator Vy Van for completing Motor School. With the help, training, and guidance of fellow Motor Officers Hamel and Texiera, Motor Officer Van successfully completed this rigorous course.
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San Gabriel Detective George Cortez Retiring After 33 Years of Service

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Congratulations to Detective George Cortez, who is retiring after 33 years of service with the San Gabriel Police Department. During his employment, he was employed as a police officer, assigned as an investigator, a Field Training Officer, a Range Master, and was assigned as a member of a special narcotic task force in the County of Los Angeles. We wish you the best of luck for your retirement! Thank you for your honorable service! #retirement #police #detective #sangabrielpolice #sangabriel #s...
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San Gabriel Police Sergeant Jeff Whitney Retiring Afters 30 Years of Service

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Congratulations to Sergeant Jeff Whitney, who is retiring after 30 years of service with the San Gabriel Police Department. During his employment, he was employed as a police officer, was a police explorer advisor, a drug recognition expert, a motor officer, assigned as a field training officer, a detective, special enforcement team, and promoted to sergeant. We wish you the best of luck for your retirement! Thank you for your honorable service! #retirement #police #detective #sergeant #sangabri...
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San Gabriel Police Department Participates In Special Olympics Torch Run

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On June 7th, members of the San Gabriel Police Department participated in the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run. Good job to all the runners and good luck to the Special Olympics Athletes!!!
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San Gabriel Officers Spend Time With Elementary Students and Serve Lunch


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on 05/31/18, Officers of the San Gabriel Police Department spent some time with students from McKinley Elementary and helped serve them lunch.
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San Gabriel Officers Attend Memorial Day Community Event

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San Gabriel Officers attended a community Memorial Day event at the Elk’s Lodge in San Gabriel. @alhsangabelks1328 #Memorialday #elkslodge #community #communityrelations #publicrelations #sangabrielpolice #sangabriel #sgpoa #honor #service
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San Gabriel POA Badges of Courage Charity Golf Tournament

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The SGPOA will be hosting a Badges of Courage Charity Golf Tournament on September 24, 2018. Please see the flyers for further information. Thank you for all the support for the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association! #golftournament #poa #sgpoa #sangabriel #sangabrielpolice #support #fundraiser #charity #badgesofcourage
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San Gabriel Police Bicycle Response Team Hosts Annual Free Bike Tune Up Event

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On 05/26/18, San Gabriel Police Bicycle Response Team hosted the annual free bicycle tune up event, which attracted approximately 150 residents who had their bikes cleaned and tuned up by the Bicycle Response Team and Velofix (mobile bike shop). #bikemonth #bicycleresponseteam #police #biketeam #bike #velofix @velofix #sangabrielpolice #sangabriel #bicycleawareness #bicycle #community #communityrelations #publicrelations
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Kids Stop By San Gabriel Police Department To Say Thank You

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Kids of the community coming by to say thank you to our police officers with a thank you card! We appreciate your support! #communitypolicing #thankyou #thankyoucard #doitforthekids #forthekids #police #policeofficer #appreciation #lawenforcement #community #sangabrielpolice #sangabriel #sgpoa
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Increased San Gabriel Police Presence at Gabrielino High School After Shooting Threat

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During the next few days there will be an increased police presence at Gabrielino High School in response to a possible threat that was posted on social media. The threat was unfounded, however, since our schools are our priority, we will be there for our students safety. 
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San Gabriel Officers Attend Los Angeles County Peace Officers’ Memorial

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Today members of the San Gabriel Police Department attended the annual Los Angeles County Peace Officers’ Memorial service to honor all Los Angeles County Peace Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 🙏🏼🔵⚫️🙏🏼 #restinpeace #heros #ultimatesacrifice #lacounty #losangeles #lawenforcement #blue #thinblueline #thinbluelinefamily
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SAN GABRIEL OFFICERS PARTICIPATE IN TORCH RUN TO HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS

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Earlier today, officers of The San Gabriel Police Department, along with Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies, participated in the 2018 Memorial Run. The run which consists of 57 legs started on Friday May 18th and ends on Sunday May 20th. This race is in honor of our fallen law enforcement officers. The officers ran 2 legs, with each leg consisting of approximately 5 miles each.   Leg 1 started in front of the LASD Temple Station and ended at Deputy March's Memorial. Leg 2 started at Deputy...
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SAN GABRIEL PD ASSISTS SAN GABRIEL FIRE WITH LARGE STRUCTURE FIRE

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On 05/16/18, the San Gabriel Police Department assisted the San Gabriel Fire Department with a large commercial structure fire in the 500 block of W. Valley Blvd. We would like to thank our brave firefighters along with the multiple surrounding fire department’s that responded and fought this stubborn fire. 🚒🚔🚒🚔
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National Police Week

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May 13th-19th is National Police Week, which is an observance that pays tribute to officers killed in the line of duty. We would like to pay respects to all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice; including our own from our department. (First photo) Officer Alvin W. Haynes was killed on September 6, 1933. While conducting a traffic stop on a truck, a drunk driver collided into the back of the truck pinning Officer Haynes. (Second photo) Officer Elmer H. Griffin was killed on February 7, 1926...
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NLEOMF report shows trends in law enforcement fatalities

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Taking a closer look at the dangers of being in law enforcement and knowing what has caused several deaths in the line of duty can help officers train more effectively to prevent more deaths in the future. A recent study has been released that outlines the biggest causes of officer deaths. The top 3 findings were that 41% of fatal calls were domestic related, 47% of officers killed in car crashes were not wearing their seat belts, and 5% of officers were accidentally shot by other officers. Clic...
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SGPOA WISHES YOU A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! The SGPOA wishes you a safe and joyous moment with family today. A special thanks to all the mothers working today. "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." -Cardinal Meymillod
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SAN GABRIEL OFFICER'S ACT OF KINDNESS TO FAMILY IN NEED

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Few nights ago, Officer Allen Sam responded to a home during a call for service. Upon arrival, Officer Sam discovered a mother and a father with four small children, including a newborn baby, who were in need. Seeing this, Officer Sam, who has a newborn of his own, contacted his wife and asked her to pack up a bunch of their baby stuff. Officer Sam later returned with formula, bottles, clothes, diapers, wipes, towels, soap, toys, and gift cards for this family in need. The POA commends Officer S...
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SGPD OFFICERS HAND OUT HYGIENE KITS TO THE HOMELESS

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On Thursday 05/10/18, officers of the San Gabriel Police Department teamed up with Keller Williams and participated in "RED Day," which stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate, by handing out hygiene kits to the homeless in the City of San Gabriel. Each year on the second Thursday of May, Keller Williams participates in an event that stands to make a difference in the lives of others, which embodies their generous spirit and their commitment to "giving back.
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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 into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in W...
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Chinese Community Outreach Program Hosted by San Gabriel Officers

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Chinese Community Outreach Program hosted by Detective Huynh and Reserve Officer Yao at the Asian Youth Center. Presentations were conducted on various topics; such as, mental health issues, traffic enforcement, and child abuse by Detective Huynh, Motor Officer Texeira, and Officer Magana.
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San Gabriel Police K-9 Officer's And Their K-9 Partners

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Pictured are San Gabriel Police K-9 Officer Paul Puente with his K-9 partner Bentley and San Gabriel Police K-9 Officer Robert Barada with his K-9 partner Edy.
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SGPD Officers Presenting to Elementary Kids for Service Appreciation Day

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San Gabriel Police Officers presented to the kids of San Gabriel Mission Elementary School for their community service appreciation day. Pictured are M.E.T. Officer Magana, Motor Officer Hamel, Motor Officer Texiera, K-9 Officer Barada and his K-9 Edy, and Sgt. Garcia.
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San Gabriel Police Officer Donovan Jimenez Receives M.A.D.D. Award

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Congratulations to Officer Donovan Jimenez, who earned his first Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) DUI Enforcement Award for making 25 DUI arrests last year. Every year MADD recognizes law enforcement officers for their DUI enforcement efforts, which makes the roads safer for all.  
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Officer Banuelos with Special Olympics Athletes

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On 04/28/18, Officer Gabino Banuelos visited with Special Olympics athletes at Gabrielino High School, who are currently training for competition at this years Special Olympics Games. The San Gabriel POA has been a long time supporter of the Special Olympics and of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. This years Torch Run is scheduled for June 7th, 2018. We wish the best for all participants!!                       
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MAX, 5 YEARS OLD, MEETS WITH SAN GABRIEL OFFICERS

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Max Herroz, 5 years old, came into the San Gabriel Police Department with his aunt to meet and greet officers. Max had homemade the SGPD police car for his school's Share Day that he also wanted to share with San Gabriel Officers. Pictured is Officer S. Richardson and five year old Max Herroz.
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Bicycle Response Team (BRT) Interacting With Community Members

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Officer Lara engaging in conversation with community members at Vincent Lugo Park while they were playing Pokemon Go. Community members were showing Officer Lara how to play the game and its purpose. The San Gabriel Police Department's Bicycle Response Team is utilized for community events, crime suppression, and other functional needs.
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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

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The National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was from April 9th-15th. The San Gabriel POA is thankful for all the work our dispatchers do for the officers and for keeping us both safe and for making our jobs easier. Without our dispatchers difficult multitasking job, the officers cannot effectively perform their jobs. The POA extends their gratitude to each one of our dispatchers and the ones across the nation. Thank you!  
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New Information and Posts Coming Soon

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New information, posts, documents, and pictures coming soon. Work in progress!  
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Thank you for your support

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The San Gabriel 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....
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the San Gabriel 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 San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue...
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Veteran's Day 2017

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  Today, we celebrate and honor all veterans who selflessly served in the United States armed forces.  We enjoy so many freedoms and sometimes take those freedoms for granted, but none of those freedoms would be possible were it not for the men and women who served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.  Thank you to each and everyone of you who served and sacrificed so much to make the United States of America the greatest country in the world.  We are forev...
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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 each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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Keepers of the Flame

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  Members of the San Gabriel Police Department partner with athletes from the Southern California Special Olympics for the annual "Keepers of the Flame" Law Enforcement Torch Run.  Law enforcement agencies throughout country have their members carry the Special Olympics Torch through the areas they serve on its way to the Summer Games Opening Ceremony.  It is a great honor to be able to participate in and raise money for such a great cause.  A special thank you goes out to Of...
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Honor Them This Memorial Day

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Let us remember the true meaning and purpose of why we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day was enacted by Congress to remember the men and women who served in the US military, and gave their life in the service of their country.  It is very important for every man, woman, and child to understand that without the sacrifice of those who served in the American armed forces, we would not have the luxury of enjoying all of the freedoms we have.  On this Memorial Day, take a moment to honor...
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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 police officers, law enforcement professionals, friend...
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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 sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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San Gabriel Local Businesses we need your help

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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 San Gabriel POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here ...
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Vote Chin Ho Liao and Denise Menchaca for City Council

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            Chin Ho Liao                                             Denise Menchaca Tuesday March 7, 2017 is Election Day in the City of San Gabriel.  The San Gabriel Police Officers' Association encourages every San Gabriel registered voter to go to their polling place and vote!  And when you do, please vote for incumbent Chin Ho Liao, and candid...
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Congratulations to San Gabriel Police Officer Enrique De Anda

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On Tuesday February 7, 2017, San Gabriel Police Officer Enrique De Anda, was the first ever recipient of the San Gabriel Police Department's, Life Saving Medal.  The medal was presented to Officer De Anda by Chief of Police Gene Harris, at the city council meeting in front of his family and friends, and members of the San Gabriel community.  Officer De Anda was humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award as his loved ones looked on. In the month of August 2016, Officer De A...
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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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  Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Each year on January 9th, we encourage everyone to take time out of their busy days to thank a member of law enforcement.  Every day across the nation, the men and women of law enforcement put on their uniforms and serve their communities with honor and distinction.  In light of all the danger and hostility the law enforcement community has endured, why not let them know how much their service and sacrifice is appreciated...
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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 US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Second Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Second Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon for making us all feel so appreciated. The Kiwanis of San Gabriel in partnership with the Hilton Hotel of San Gabriel hosted a sumptuous lunch for the veterans, police officers, and firefighter's of San Gabriel. I know I speak for the men and women of the San Gabriel Police and Fire departments, in saying that your support makes doing our job that much easier and more enjoyable. In light of all the horrif...
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Veterans Day

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Thank you to all Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, for selflessly serving our country and giving us the freedom we all enjoy. On Friday November 11, everyone needs to reflect on the sacrifices so many men and women have made throughout the years. Because without them we would not have the freedoms and liberties we so often take for granted. We are so lucky to live and thrive in the greatest country in the world, and we have our military veterans to thank for this. This Veterans Day, an...
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Badges of Courage Charity Golf Tournament

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  The San Gabriel Police Officers' Association is proud to host our annual Badges of Courage Charity Golf Tournament on Monday November 14, 2016. Once again the beautiful Via Verde Country Club offers it's challenging greens nestled in the scenic foothills of San Dimas. Afterward, we will provide a sumptuous dinner at the awards banquet. We offer an invitation to everyone to come out and enjoy a beautiful day in the sun, and help us raise money, which we use to help support numerous charity...
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National Thank a Cop Day

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Saturday September 17, is National Thank a Cop Day.  We all know that for the most part, law enforcement is a thankless job; and we did not join law enforcement for the recognition.  We did it so that we could help others and serve our communities.  However, an occasional thank you for a job well done, does make a huge positive impact on an otherwise difficult day.   So this Saturday, when you see one of your San Gabriel police officers keeping your community safe, let t...
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Never Forget

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  The anniversary of the horrific tragedy that was seared in to the conscious of every American is upon us once again. It has been 15 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, but the pain and sense of loss is no less severe. So many Americans were affected then, and still are today. As we mourn the 2,996 people who were killed by these cowardly attacks, we especially mourn the loss of the 72 law enforcement officers, and 343 firefighters, who died in the line of duty as heroes trying...
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Take a Stand Against Crime!

Please join the San Gabriel Police Department and law enforcement agencies across the country for the 22nd Annual National Night Out - America's Night Out Against Crime,  Tuesday August 2nd, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm .  Block parties will be held at various locations throughout San Gabriel, and each party will be visited by dignitaries, and members of your police and fire departments.  This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and officers of your San Gabriel Police De...
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Flores v. City of San Gabriel

Ninth Circuit Victory for Employees of San Gabriel, and potentially all of California.  A major victory for Employees obtained in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Published Opinion, Flores v. City of San Gabriel, (14-56421 / 14-56514). The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal on June 2, 2016, issued a published decision that should positively impact the overtime rates of hourly employees of San Gabriel.   Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq., (“FLSA”) an employe...
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National Peace Officer Memorial Day

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  Sunday, May 15 is Peace Officers's Memorial Day. This is a time for family, friends, and partners to take the time to remember those who died in the line of duty. Line of duty deaths are especially difficult, because the loved ones who died, did so while serving their community, often times for complete strangers. However, that did not deter those peace officers from wanting to carryout their duties. This Sunday the men and women of the San Gabriel Police Department will honor two of thei...
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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 who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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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 small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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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 media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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2016 Baker to Vegas First Place Winners!

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First Place to Team San Gabriel, Vernon, and Pasadena City College Police Department's Running Team. Congratulations to the running team from the San Gabriel, Vernon, and Pasadena City College police departments, by winning 1st place in their division. Team 90 completed the grueling 120 mile long relay race at the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Race. Hundreds of running teams from law enforcement agencies around the world compete for the coveted 1st place mug. The  20 member team...
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2016 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay

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The San Gabriel Officers' Association is once again proud to sponsor the running team comprised of members from the San Gabriel, Vernon, and Pasadena City College police departments.  Each year for the past 32 years, members from law enforcement agencies from around the world converge on the City of Las Vegas for the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Race, which takes place on the weekend of March 19 and 20. The Baker to Vegas (B2V) race is a 120 mile long, 20 leg, relay race from t...
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Congratulations Edward “Ed Dog” McGehee on your retirement

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The men and women of the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association would like to congratulate Ed McGehee on his retirement.  Ed served the San Gabriel Community in different capacities for over 24 dedicated years.  Ed started his law enforcement career with the San Gabriel Police Department February 3, 1992 as a Community Service Officer, where he found his penchant for issuing parking citations.  A short time later, Ed decided that he wanted to become a police officer and attended...
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7th Annual Badges of Courage Golf Tournament

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On Monday  November 9, the San Gabriel Police Officers' Association held its annual Badges of Courage Golf Tournament at the prestigious Via Verde Country Club in the City of San Dimas. Nearly 100 golfers enjoyed a round of golf on the beautiful grounds, and a delicious dinner afterward.    The golf course, although picturesque, was quite challenging.  But despite giving players a run for their money, a great time was had by all.  We received numerous compliments from ma...
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San Gabriel Police and Fire Appreciation Lunch Event

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The Kiwanis Club of San Gabriel hosted its first annual San Gabriel Police Officers and Firefighters Appreciation Lunch event at the San Gabriel Hilton Hotel. The event was a HUGE success and surpassed the expectations of the event's organizers.  It drew in many community leaders and residents who came to show their appreciation to those who serve their great community.  Members of the San Gabriel Police and Fire Departments attended this very honorable event and were humbled to receiv...
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Veterans Day

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  To all veterans of the United States military, thank you!  Because of your service and sacrifice, we enjoy the ability to live a life of freedom that so many people in other countries around the world long for and wish they had for themselves.  A freedom that we sometimes take for granted but we never forget.  There are many different reasons why someone decides to serve our country by serving in the military, but for what ever their reason to serve we are forever in their ...
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San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association supports the boycott of Quentin Tarantino

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The men and women of the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association stand united with the New York Police Benevolent Association and the Los Angeles Police Protective League in the boycott of Quentin Tarantino and his films.  In late October, film director Quentin Tarantino spoke at an anti-police brutality rally and made inflammatory remarks against law enforcement, which could place law enforcement officers nationwide in greater peril than they already are.     At the rally, ...
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Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Parker wrote an eye opening letter depicting his 31 years on the job.  The letter shares Parker’s love of the job and the hardships a career in law enforcement can bring.   Parker says, “I have buried my friends and seen their children grieve, feeling lost and alone, yet surrounded by a sea of uniforms. I have seen the extreme cruelty that one human being can inflict on another and the incredible kindness of everyday people toward the less fortun...
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Congratulations Steven Rodrigues

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Congratulations Steven Rodrigues on your retirement The men and women of the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association would like to congratulate Steve Rodrigues on his retirement from the San Gabriel Police Department.  Although, this was not how and when Steve wanted to end his law enforcement career, he will now have the opportunity to spend a great deal more time with his wife and three sons.  On the morning of July 17, 2013, then Motor Officer Rodrigues was on his San Gabriel PD mo...
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Badges of Courage Golf Tournament 2015

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The San Gabriel Police Officers' Association is hosting its annual charity golf tournament Monday November 9, 2015, at the beautiful Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas. The tournament will include a fabulous day of golf, lunch by Slammin Sliders, complimentary beverages on the course, an awards dinner, and prizes. There will be several celebrities in attendance to mingle with too. As always, a portion of the money raised will be donated to numerous charity and community groups we support throug...
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Beware of Possible Telephone Scam!

It has come to our attention that someone has been calling local San Gabriel residents and representing themselves as a fundraising group for the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association.  Please note, we do not contract with any company or individual that uses telephone calls to solicit money for our organization.  The SGPOA only uses direct mail fundraising to solicit donations for our association, which is mailed twice a year.  If you receive a telephone call from someone stati...
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Relay For Life

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SGPOA supports Relay For Life On Saturday July 8,2015, officers from the San Gabriel Police Department joined forces with members of the San Gabriel Fire Department, and "Relay For Life" to raise money to fight cancer and to bring awareness to this dreaded disease.  The San Gabriel Police Officers' Association and the San Gabriel Firefighters Association each gladly donated money to this worthy cause. Our reward was the chance to walk with other likeminded community members in a show of sup...
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Be Informed!

San Gabriel Residents, Thank you for your participation today in National Night Out.  This event is designed to foster cooperation between police and citizens in combating crime and insuring safe neighborhoods through communication and awareness.  The S.G.P.O.A. is grateful for the partnerships we have with you in keeping San Gabriel safe! In the spirit of open communication, we feel it is important for you to know some of the challenges we face in the days ahead, challenges that could...
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Special Olympics Law Enforcement Keepers of the Flame Torch

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The San Gabriel Police Department carries the .  Each year, running teams from law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California raise money for the Southern California Special Olympics by participating in a relay run from city to city.  Each running team receives the torch from one law enforcement agency and carries the torch through its city, and then hands the torch off to the next law enforcement agency.  The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch winds its way from agen...
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Memorial Day

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On Monday May 25th, our nation will observe Memorial Day.  A day where we Americans honor the memories of all the brave men and women, who died defending our freedom.  The liberties that we enjoy everyday throughout the year, we're earned by the blood and sacrifice of the countless servicemen and women since the birth of our great nation.  So however you chose to enjoy this holiday weekend; please keep in kind that you are able to enjoy it, because of someone's selfless act of ser...
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Officers' Memorial Day

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  Friday, May 15 is Peace Officers's Memorial Day. This is a time for family, friends, and partners to take the time to remember those who died in the line of duty. Line of duty deaths are especially difficult, because the loved ones who died, did so while serving their community, often times for complete strangers. However, that did not deter those peace officers from wanting to carryout their duties. This Friday the men and women of the San Gabriel Police Department will honor two of thei...
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Hattiesburg Officer Tate and Deen

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The men and women of the San Gabriel Police Officers' Association mourn the tragic loss of our brothers, Hattiesburg (Mississippi) Police Officers, Liquori Tate and Benjamin Deen. Police Officers Tate and Deen were gunned down on Saturday May 9th during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop. Their murders resonate with their brothers and sisters here in San Gabriel, especially with Peace Officers Memorial Day soon approaching. Rest in Peace Brothers. We have the watch.
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Congratulations Team San Gabriel / Vernon

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Great job to the running teams of the San Gabriel and Vernon police departments, who placed fifth in the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Race.  The Baker to Vegas relay race is a 120 mile long, 20 leg relay race that runs through the Mojave Desert, from Baker, California to Las Vegas, Nevada.  The grueling race takes place throughout the day and night, as well as up and over a mountain.  The men and women from both agencies trained very hard throughout the year in prepar...
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Slain New York Police Officer Wenjian Liu Honored by San Gabriel Police Officers

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On Friday January 2, 2015, the San Gabriel Police Department sent six officers to New York to honor New York Police Officer Weijian Liu, who was murdered along with his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos on December 20, 2014.  Officer Liu and Ramos were both assasinated, while seated in their parked patrol unit by a coward, who shot them point blank without any warning.  San Gabriel Police Officers; Jim Drabos, Cruz Hernandez, Steve Richardson, Vy Van, Steve Garcia, and Tim Logan flew to New York to ...
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San Gabriel Police Officers' Association thanks JetBlue Airlines

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JetBlue Airlines has graciously offered to fly two law enforcement officers from every agency in the country to New York, free of charge, so that they can attend the funerals of murdered New York Police Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.  The San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association would like to thank JetBlue Airlines for their generosity during this sad and tragic time.  As such, the San Gabriel Police Department is sending four officers to New York in order to show our support to the NYP...
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San Gabriel POA and Santa Claus bring Christmas cheer to San Gabriel Children

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The San Gabriel Police Officers' Association in partnership with the San Gabriel Police Department, and Airstream Los Angeles, held its 2014 Annual Christmas Toy Drive. This year's toy drive was an astounding success, as we were able to collect and pass out more toys this year than last year.  Each year, the San Gabriel POA holds it's toy drive, using the San Gabriel police station lobby, and the the showroom at the Airstream Los Angeles Dealership (1212 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel) as toy c...
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Can You Tell The Difference In a Split Second?

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A radio call crackles on the unit radio; "4L22 respond to the area of Smith Park. The reporting party states there is a male wearing a T-shirt and shorts seen holding a black handgun near the playground." At the time, it is late evening, and there are children and families enjoying the park like they would on any other day. After you arrive, you are checking the area looking for someone who might fit the vague description given to you by dispatch. Your heart is pounding and adrenaline is coursin...
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Officer Shaun Diamond Fundraiser a Huge Success!

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On Friday November 21, the community of San Gabriel and the surrounding area came together to show support for the family of slain Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond.  A fundraiser was held at the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Store #11, at 633 W. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, from 4pm until closing.  Store owner Jim Means, graciously donated a portion of all sales to the family of Officer Diamond, who was killed while serving a search warrant in the City of San Gabriel on October 29, 2014...
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SGPOA Mourns the Passing of Retired Sergeant Ken Butler

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It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of retired sergeant, Ken Butler.  Ken was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and succumbed to this horrible disease on Thursday November 13, at 7:10 pm.  Ken was a highly regarded, and well respected member of the San Gabriel Police Department for 30 years.  Prior to joining the San Gabriel Police Department, Ken was a United States Marine, and served in Vietnam.  His military service was something that he was extremely proud ...
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SGPOA Mourns Fallen Officer Shaun Diamond

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The San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association is mourning the passing of Pomona Police Officer and SWAT Team Member, Shaun Diamond.  Officer Diamond was shot while serving a search warrant in the early morning hours of Tuesday October 28, in the City of San Gabriel.  Officers from the San Gabriel Police Department escorted Officer Diamond as he was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital.  Regrettably, Officer Diamond succumbed to his injuries in the early morning hours of Wedn...
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SGPOA Endorses Denise Menchaca for San Gabriel City Council

The San Gabriel Police Officers' Association has endorsed Denise Menchaca for San Gabriel City Council.   There are two available seats on the next council election, which will be held on March  The membership recently met with Denise, who explained her vision for the City. Denise spent a good part of the meeting answering questions from the group, where she identified several problems with the City that need to be addressed.     Denise explained her plans on how to bring mor...
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2014 Badges of Courage Golf Tournament

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The San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association held its 6th annual “Badges of Courage “Golf Tournament, Monday August 11, 2014. This year’s golf tournament was held at the beautiful Sierra La Verne Country Club, in the City of La Verne, with a shotgun start at 11:00am. A portion of the money raised from the tournament was to raise funds for several local charities that the San Gabriel POA has been helping to support for many years. Some of the charities that the SGPOA is involved with are; La Casa...
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Baker To Vegas

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The San Gabriel Police Department is proud to announce that they won fourth place in their category at the annual Baker To Vegas  Challenge Cup Relay Race.   The race is held each spring between the Cities of Baker California and Las Vegas Nevada, which is a distance of 120 miles.  For the second consecutive year, runners from the San Gabriel Police Department teamed up with the City of Vernon Police Department for the challenging 20 leg relay race.   Each entry team is ...
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Argument sparks shooting in Covina

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An argument ended with one man firing a round at another man Sunday. Covina Police Sgt. Bob Bobkiewicz said the intended target wasn’t hit. Police don’t know yet what started the argument in the 300 block of North Prospero Drive. A group of African-American residents were having a party in the pool area of the apartment complex at 1:30 p.m. Sunday when a Latino in his mid 30s got into an argument with one of the partygoers, according to Bobkiewicz. Bobkiewicz said the man pulled out a gun and fi...
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Negotiations

It has come to that time of year where city employees have to explain their worth to the City leaders in hope of receiving fair and adequate compensation for the work they provide. That’s right, its negotiations time. The San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association (SGPOA) is once again in the midst of having to negotiate with City negotiators for a cost of living increase that has eluded us for the past seven years. The rank and file members of the police department have not had a pay raise or cos...
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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 target: -Do not share things such as email ad...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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