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The Canyon City
The city of Azusa is located about 24 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Azusa is at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains which is the entrance to the San Gabriel Canyon, hence the city's nickname, "The Canyon City." The city's total area is nine square miles with a resident population of approximately 50,000. The median annual income in Azusa is about $65,912 and the average age of our residents is 29 years old. Azusa's largest ethnicity is Hispanic at 62.5%, followed by White at 18%, and Asian at 14.4%. Azusa is home to Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian university, and Dhammakaya Open University, a private Buddhist university. The Azusa Unified School District oversees 19 public schools, which cover grades K-12. Public transportation services are offered by Foothill Transit bus and Metrolink rail.
The department has 55 sworn police officers and 28 civilian professional staff members providing law enforcement services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers are assigned to positions such as Patrol, Detective Bureau, or the Traffic Division. Additionally, officers may work collateral duties such as the Gang Unit, Field Training Officer, Terrorism Liaison Officer, Homeless Assistance Liaison Officer, School Resource Officer, SWAT, Drones, or Social Media. Civilian professional staff are assigned to the Records Division, Dispatch Center, Office of Emergency Management, Administration, Patrol, and Training Bureau.