fires, responding to crimes, removing graffiti, preparing for disasters,
intervening with at-risk youths: Keeping our neighborhoods and streets safe
remained a top priority for the City of Pasadena in 2009.
Pasadena police officers were assigned to high schools in 2009 and, for the
first time, to middle schools.
A predicted summer of violence ended with no gang-related homicides. Throughout
the year, violent crimes in Pasadena decreased by 24 percent. Generous grants
were received for DUI enforcement and general safety programs, and Homeland
Security grants were received for equipment and training for
preventing acts of terror in our community.
Neighborhood Action Teams continued to address issues such as transient camps
and illegal vendors, and patrolled city parks to ensure safety for families.