Community Policing Programs

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Community Activist Policing

The City of Monrovia's Community Activist Policing (CAP) Program was implemented in June 1990. The program is dedicated to the concept that the community itself must change the environment that breeds crime. This strategy consists of four key components:

  1. A cooperative problem-solving relationship between private and public agencies and the community as a whole.
  2. Recognition of the importance of cleaning up graffiti, rundown facilities, and other signs of neighborhood blight.
  3. The development of necessary family and support systems.
  4. Eliminating crime and the fear of crime.

To contact Community Policing Sergeant Daniel Verna, email dverna@monrovia.laclen.org or call (626) 256-8020.

Cell Watch

Cell Watch is providing Monrovia residents and businesses direct access to our police dispatcher for emergency and other police related calls. In the past, cellular telephone users would be routed to California Highway Patrol (CHP) operators when dialing 9-1-1. Simply call dispatch at (626) 357-CELL, and your call will be directed appropriately.

Gun Violence Bounty Program

Anyone who sees a person illegally possessing a gun in a public place or on any school campus is encouraged to immediately report it by calling the Monrovia Police Department any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by dialing 9-1-1. If the police officer does locate and arrest the suspect for illegally possessing a gun in a public place, the watch commander makes immediate arrangements for the caller to receive a $100 bill.

Donated funds from individuals, businesses, and organizations are used to fund the bounties.

Free Gun Safety Locks

In May 2000, the Monrovia Kiwanis Club teamed up with the Monrovia Police Department to provide the public free gun safety locks. The Kiwanis Club has agreed to provide free gun locks for as long as they are needed.

Uniformed Bike Patrol

Bicycle officers are charged with enhancing community support and confidence, while addressing problems associated with drug and alcohol violations, gang-related crimes, and other serious crime.  Face-to-face dialogue with residents and business owners in the selected areas ensures a good relationship with community members.

Bullying Prevention

Bullying is one of the most serious concerns in our schools today. Bullying occurs in all grade levels and can consist of words, name calling, threatening, or intimidating comments. It can be sexually, verbally, or emotionally harmful, which often results in serious violent crimes. If you think you have witnessed a bullying situation, or have been a victim of bullying and want to learn more, please see the attached pamphlet on Bullying Prevention for information from the California Attorney General's Office Crime and Violence Prevention Center. To learn more about how you can be part of the solution to stop bullying, visit stopbullying.gov.

Graffiti Removal

The City established a program that provides graffiti removal within 24 hours after the graffiti is reported. All City employees and citizens are encouraged to immediately report any graffiti observed. Call the hotline at (855) 557-1007 to report graffiti. Learn more about our Graffiti Programs.