A Statement from Monterey Park’s Chief of Police, Kelly Gordon
As the Chief of Police, I am deeply disturbed by the recent increase in violence across the nation, which has been specifically targeting different ethnicities. The violence directed at our Asian and Pacific Islander families will never be tolerated in the City of Monterey Park. There have not been any reported incidents in Monterey Park and members of this Department's top priority is to ensure all community members are safe regardless of ethnic or social background.
We want to maintain the strong relationship we have with our community and continue to prevent violence for all who live, work, or visit Monterey Park. Our community must rally around each other and I ask that if you witness any acts of violence or suspicious in nature that you call 9-1-1.
I want to take this opportunity to say I am proud to work with men and women who act with nobility and honor our oath. I am thankful for their professionalism and how they serve our community. I know they will rise to this challenge and so will our community.
The Monterey Park Police Department is a full service police agency. Our 75 sworn police officers and 44 civilian personnel represent a diverse workforce that is supported by over 80 community volunteers through the police reserves, emergency communications, citizen patrol, explorer programs, and other civilian volunteers.
We take pride in our ability to prevent crime, interact with the community, and apprehend criminals. Our department personnel strives to provide the finest police service to our community. We view the community as our partner in fighting crime and seek the community’s input and assistance through programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Citizen Patrol, and the Citizen’s Academy.