The Monterey Park Police Department Community Relations Bureau provides a variety of services to its residents and business.
Tours of the Monterey Park Police Department are available year round. The tours are given to groups of students from local schools, and community groups. The tour of the police facility consists of a visit to our police records bureau, dispatch center, investigation’s bureau, briefing room, and jail. There are no requirements for tours, except that they are given to groups. To schedule a tour please contact the Community Relations Bureau at 626-307-1215.
Operation Identification is a residential burglary / theft prevention program for use in homes. The Operation I.D. program is the marking of property with an identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary and theft as well as enhancing the recovery of stolen property.
The Operation I.D. program has two basic parts:
- Mark your valuables with your driver's license number so that your property can be easily traced and identified as yours.
- Display an Operation I.D. sticker, provided by the police department which tells would-be burglars that your property has been marked.
Marked property is difficult for a burglar to dispose of or resell. The item can be traced and returned to the rightful owner with relative ease. After marking your property, make a list of your valuables and keep a copy of the list in a safe place. If you should become a victim of a theft, you will be able to quickly describe the stolen property from the list. This will be of great help to the police in their attempts to recover the stolen possessions. Once property has been marked and a list made, display the Operation I.D. sticker on doors and windows, which could be used for entry.
By advertising your participation in Operation I.D. in this way, you are announcing that your valuable property has been marked and will be difficult for a burglar to resell. Often the presence of the sticker alone is enough to deter a burglar. Do not, however, display an Operation I.D. sticker without first engraving your property. Burglary is a frequently committed crime in the United States. By participating in Operation I.D. you are taking one important step to protect your possessions from burglary and theft. There are many other crime prevention anti-burglary precautions that you can take to protect your home, property, business, and family.
Keep a log of the item, make, model, color, serial number, and caliber (for guns). All items should be photographed, and the receipt filed with your log. Attach photographs and appraisals for all items unable to be engraved (i.e., jewelry). Engravers are available to our residents at no cost. For more information please call the Community Relations Bureau at (626) 307-1215.
Any business or residence with an alarm must have a permit with the Monterey Park Police Department. Please call 626-307-1215 for additional information. All alarm permits have a one-time enrollment fee of $47 with a failure to notify penalty of $32.
False Alarm Billing
False alarm billing is sent out quarterly. Businesses and residences receive one free false alarm each calendar year. Additional false alarms are billed on a graduated scale. The first alarm is considered free and each incident that follows will be billed. Each quarter is a separate bill for a specific time frame. An example of this is both business and residential billing:
- 1st alarm: Free
- 2nd and 3rd alarm: $77 each
- 4th and 5th alarm: $115 each
- 6th or more alarm: $153 each
Ride Along Program
The ride along program is an excellent way for police applicants, city residents, and administration of justice students to gain insight about law enforcement and the City of Monterey Park. Applicants must be residents of Monterey Park, Monterey Park Police Department applicant, or a student 16 years of age or older. Only one ride along is allowed per year. Applicants must fill out an application and go through a background check. A ride along must be scheduled one week in advance. Ride alongs normally last four (4) hours. Please call 626-307-1200 for information.