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The Azusa PD Blog

Welcome to our department's blog. We post news, information and updates pertaining to our department frequently in this section of the website.
Mike Bires

Local Police Agencies Work To Help Homeless

Local Police Agencies Work To Help Homeless
​The homeless population in Southern California has been on the rise for several years and the numbers continue to grow.The East San Gabriel Valley region where the cities of Azusa, Covina, Glendora, and West Covina are located is no exception.The homeless population in the region often experience mental health issues, substance abuse disorders, an...
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Mike Bires

A Life Was Changed In Azusa Today

A Life Was Changed In Azusa Today
Several years ago, Jim Pendleton served his country in the United States Air Force. Unfortunately, life events caused Jim to become homeless. For the last 13 years, Jim called the San Gabriel Valley River in Azusa his home. He's lived through the rain storms, wildland fires, flooding, vicious animals, and winds with little to no shelter.The Departm...
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police and Veteran's Affairs Rescue Homeless Vet

Azusa Police and Veteran's Affairs Rescue Homeless Vet
They’re our residents without residences. We’ve all seen those who are living out on the streets, which we commonly refer to as “the homeless,” “transients,” or “vagrants.” The reality is, becoming homeless can happen to anyone, at anytime. In fact, ...

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  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Lt. Chris Grant
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Mike Bires

You Can Help Azusa Police on Tuesday, January 26

You Can Help Azusa Police on Tuesday, January 26
Over the last few years, the city of Azusa has seen an increase in our homeless population. Although being homeless is not a crime, the Azusa Police Department is doing it’s part to help both the community and those affected by homelessness coexist i...

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  • This news release was authorized by the department member listed below. Please contact the watch commander at (626) 812-3200 for any further questions.
    • Lt. Chris Grant
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Mike Bires

Latest Winter Shelter Information

Latest Winter Shelter Information
Here is the latest information from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Those in need of emergency shelter are encouraged to go directly to one of the listed pick-up points for free transportation, rather than the site address, unless otherw...

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    • Officer Mike Bires
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Mike Bires

Azusa Police Arrest Subjects In The San Gabriel River Area

Azusa Police Arrest Subjects In The San Gabriel River Area
There is a stretch of the San Gabriel River in Azusa that is popular with transients to trespass and set up illegal, long-term encampments in the riverbed. The property is owned and managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which is part ...
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Recent Comments
Mike Bires
Hi Bob. Thank you so much for understanding the fact we are not trying to just arrest people. I guess you could say, "we get it." ... Read More
Friday, May 15, 2015 17:21
Mike Bires
Hi Fred. Thanks for such a great perspective. As we replied in a previous comment. we're glad that the community recognizes that w... Read More
Friday, May 15, 2015 17:24
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Azusa Police Conduct Second Riverbed Operation For April

Azusa Police Conduct Second Riverbed Operation For April
Today, officers from the Azusa Police Department conducted another operation in the San Gabriel River to contact trespassers in the riverbed. The officers were joined by members of the Los Angeles County Fire Arson Investigation Unit, officers from L...
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