Some of the Youth Programs that are supported by the Pasadena Police Foundation:
Junior Public Safety Academy is a joint venture between the Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Fire Department. Fifty local youths participate in a five-day seminar designed to provide a hands-on experience in the area of law enforcement, firefighting and emergency medical response. The participants experience meaningful and positive interactions with Police Officers, Firefighter/Paramedics and the community.
Kids Safety Academy is a six-session class offered to elementary school aged children and their parents/guardians. The program participants learn basic safety rules that apply to emergencies, fire, pool, bicycle, wildlife and outdoor safety. The sessions are held at topic-specific locations within the community, such as the Fire Department, Aquatics Center and Nature Center.
Youth Accountability Board is an informal program offered by the Pasadena Police Department to first-time youthful offenders in the Pasadena Unified School District area. Participants in the Youth Accountability Board Program are offered a chance to keep their first minor offense off their permanent criminal record by completing a personal behavior contract, receiving counseling and learning life coaching skills.
Small Community Grants are periodically awarded by the Foundation to Pasadena-based charitable organizations providing services to the youth in our community.The Foundation also makes it possible for Pasadena Police Department personnel to represent the department at community-sponsored events and fundraisers through the purchase of event tickets.