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June 30, 2022

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Steve Walpole, SVPD chief

Crime level stabilizing, according to Scotts Valley PD

Burglaries nearly doubled in 2020—overall, crime fluctuated heavily during the pandemic, Scotts Valley Police Department Chief Steve Walpole, Jr. told the city council in...

How to deal with poison oak

Having treated thousands of cases of poison oak in my career, I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about this miserable affliction.

Working towards reducing gun violence

According to the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics there are over 500,000 shootings per year. As law enforcement executives in Santa Cruz County, each of us individually may have different views of how best to reduce gun violence, but we all committed to providing leadership to prevent and reduce gun violence and to keep our children and teachers safe in our schools. Here are just some of the practices we agree will make a difference.

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Scotts Valley active shooter drill

Real-World Scare Briefly Halts ‘Active Shooter’ Drill

Officers and firefighters running through “active shooter” drills at Scotts Valley High School had to make a quick shift into a real-world situation on...