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South Pasadena News and Updates

All South Pasadena officers recently completed an 8-hour, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) certified instruction covering the use of force, de-escalation techniques, implicit bias, cultural awareness. The course also discussed respecting human life, developmental/intellectual disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse, effective communication techniques, increasing voluntary compliance, while improving officer safety. 

Joe Ortiz
Police Chief


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