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The Alhambra Police Department is located on the northwest corner of First Street and Commonwealth next to City Hall. The address is 211 S First Street, Alhambra, 91801.
For life-threatening incidents or emergency services please call 911.
Yes, visiting hours are from 10 am to 5 pm, seven days a week. The Alhambra City Jail houses federal prisoners and municipal arrestees.
A formal complaint form is available 24 hours a day. Please contact the Watch Commander's Office at 626-570-5130 to obtain a form. A formal investigation will begin once the form is completed and returned to the Police Department. You will be contacted to provide information for the investigation. Once the investigation is completed, you will receive notice of the outcome of the investigation.
Every alarm system must be registered and permitted with the City of Alhambra. An Alarm System Permit Application can be obtained online or at the City Hall Finance Department. The annual permit fee is $16. Should your alarm be activated and require a police response the first three responses are free of charge and every subsequent response for a false alarm is $85. For any response to an alarm that is not permitted the response, the charge is $85 for the first and any subsequent response.
It is against the law to disturb the peace of another. If someone is making loud noises, especially late at night, you can call the police and we will respond to investigate the source of the disturbance and take the necessary enforcement action. If you call anonymously, the most we can do if we discover the source of the noise is advise the noisemaker to stop making noise. They may or may not comply. If they don't, you can call again and we will, again, respond. If the noise is such that it disturbs the peace of another, you can even make a "citizen's arrest" for this violation. Many times, talking reasonably with the person or person causing the noise is the most effective way of solving the problem. If this does not work or is not an option, you can call the police and report the disturbance and we will do our part. Keep in mind that when you get the police involved, most people will comply, but may resent the police involvement and affect your relationship with your noisy neighbor. These types of disturbances are generally caused by a lack of respect for neighbors. It is important to be courteous and not turn these types of situations into personal grudge matches. If the disturbance is a rare occurrence, it may be best to simply let it go. If it is an ongoing problem, get the police involved.
Call the Alhambra Police Department Crime Prevention Office at 626-570-5177 or email Crime Prevention to schedule an available date and time for your first meeting. Find out approximately how many households your meeting will include. Flyers announcing the date, time, location, and topic of your meeting can be made available to you and should be distributed in person 7 to 10 days prior to the meeting. Solicit the help of neighbors to pass out the flyers. More information is available on how to organize a community/neighborhood watch meeting in the Crime Prevention section.
It is very important that you personally visit the animal care center that services your city or area. For the Alhambra area, please contact the Los Angeles County Downey Animal Care Center located at 11258 S Garfield Avenue, Downey, CA 90242 or at 562-940-6898. When you arrive at the animal care center, be certain to ask to see all of the stray animals, including animals that are being held in the observation ward, medical area, or private veterinary hospital. Other helpful tips about lost and found pets are:
Check other animal control agencies in case your pet wandered into another jurisdiction or was brought there by a concerned resident. Visit your local animal care center daily. It may take days or weeks for your pet to appear in the shelter.
Place "Lost" fliers where your animal was last seen. Use ads in local newspapers, and Internet and social networking sites to spread the word. Talk to mail carriers and other people who frequent the area. Also leave information about your lost pet at your local animal care center(s).
Each animal care center has a community lost and found bulletin board for posting such information. Utilize social media! We suggest posting pictures/descriptions of lost and found pets to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control Facebook Page. Keep looking! Remember, many well-meaning people do not know it is unlawful to keep a stray animal and will not immediately take a lost pet to an animal care center. They may keep it at their home for several weeks hoping to find the owner on their own.
Always have a collar on your dog with a dog tag that provides owner contact information on it. Also, consider microchipping your dog with your information on it. Microchips can be placed by your veterinarian or the nearest L.A. County Animal Shelter (for a fee). By doing either or both of these things it should be easier to find your pet if it becomes lost.
The civil process for eviction is a very complicated process and local police departments do not get involved with civil issues with the exception of what we call "keeping the peace." Our role in such situations is to ensure that tenant and landlord do not violate any criminal laws and advise the parties to go their separate ways and allow the civil process to take place. It is always best to seek legal counsel about the eviction process. To answer your question, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department would handle the eviction process once the court issues its order. The legal process must be followed through the civil court process and ultimately the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Court Services Division. In any case, the Alhambra Police Department cannot evict the tenant.