Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast 2018
The Pasadena Police Foundation is hosting its annual breakfast with Pasadena’s Interim Chief of Police, John E. Perez at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd.
The event is intended to give residents, members of the business and non-profit community, and friends an opportunity to meet with Interim Chief Perez and hear about the current goals and accomplishments of the Pasadena Police Department (PPD). The Police Foundation’s Annual Breakfast is also an opportunity to see first-hand how the Foundation fulfills its mission to support the planning, development, and implementation of programs and activities of the Department and vital programs such as, the Kids Safety Academy, the Junior Public Safety Academy, the Explorer Program, the Police K-9 Unit and resources to enhance community safety.
Last year the breakfast raised money to fund multiple youth-based community programs and purchase a narcotics search K-9 named Chase. Since Chase’s arrival in 2017, he has recovered narcotics and cash in excess of one million dollars. We also honored Officer Darrin Craddolph with the 2017 Myron Yanish Officer of the Year Award for his impressive community outreach, and Jennifer Mendez with the Bernard K. Melekian Outstanding Youth Award for her efforts toward a career in law enforcement.
This year we are raising funds for the purchase of a van to support the PPD Police Explorer program. This van will provide transportation for the Explorers to various activities and events, including assisting law enforcement at multiple large-scale City events. The Explorer program is for youth ages 14-21 and provides an environment for youth and young adults to work with officers, build life skills and self-reliance, and the possibility of a career in law enforcement. The Pasadena Police Explorer program currently has over 40 young people who are active in civic engagement, public service, and leadership roles within the community.
Live Auction Items:
- Ride-along in Pasadena Police Patrol car
- Lunch with a K-9 and their Officer
- Ride-along in Pasadena Police Helicopter
- Tour of the Rose Bowl and Tickets to a UCLA game
- Tickets to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade
Opportunity Cash Drawing:
- $250 Cash Prize
- $100 Cash Prize