Programs & Presentations
The Baldwin Park Business Watch Program is an association among the business community and the Baldwin Park Police Department.
The mission of this association:
- To build relationships among the business community and the police department.
- To develop knowledge of personal safety issues.
- To develop a network of instant crime alerts within the business community.
- To provide business owners and employees with informative training seminars on business crime prevention.
- To support business owners and employees with crime-related problems.
The Baldwin Park Business Watch Program is a free program designed to give local merchants the skills to safeguard their businesses and employees against crime. The Baldwin Park Police Department's goal is to work with you towards protecting you from harm or reducing crime at your business.
The Ride Along Program allows interested citizens to ride along with a beat officer during a regular patrol shift. This program allows its community members to come on a ride-along and learn how the local and police officers handle day to day situations. Participants must sign a liability waiver and are subject to a computerized records check.
- Be at least 16 years of age (signature of parent / guardian needed)
- Be neat and clean in appearance when you arrive for your ride-along - casual attire is acceptable
- Have no criminal record
- Have no medical restrictions that might jeopardize your safety or the safety of the department personnel
- May ride-along once every six months
- Participation in the program requires that you: Be a resident, a student, or employed in the City of Baldwin Park
- Ride-alongs are subject to cancellation by the operations supervisor if any of the above criteria is not met
Exceptions are at the Watch Commanders discretion. All applicants are subject to a security check prior to ride-along approval.
Making Baldwin Park Safer One Block at a Time
The Baldwin Park Neighborhood Watch Program is a free crime prevention program designed to give the necessary tools to residents to educate them on how to keep their families safe. The purpose of the program is to allow the community and police department to work in partnership in keeping our residential neighborhoods safe.
Members of the Neighborhood Watch Program serve as extra eyes and ears for their community and the police department. Members learn how to make their homes more secure, and they learn how to report suspicious activity to the police. This is a great way to get to know your neighbors, also a great way to meet different members of the police department. It is easy to start a Neighborhood Watch group in your area.
A dangerous new practice can have serious legal and psychological consequences for your teen. It's called sexting; sending sexually explicit text messages or photographs from cell phones.
The Baldwin Park Police Department provides community workshops designed to educate parents and students on the dangers of sexting and the consequences teens can face.
Parents do you know the dangers? 1 in 5 teens has sent a nude or semi-nude photo of themselves via cell phone according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.