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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...

Scotts Valley Police Dept. welcomes two female officers

Scotts Valley Police Chief Steve Walpole seems to be following the recommendations of several studies finding that woman police officers improve the overall performance and reduce complaints of police violence in major cities across the country. After several years of turnover and vacancies in the Scotts Valley Police Department, the department is now fully staffed with the addition of two new female police officers: Officer Meredith Roberts and Officer Pascal Wowak.

Eyes in the sky

The Scotts Valley Police Department — responding to ongoing shenanigans at Skypark Skateboard Park — this week installed a high-tech surveillance camera.

‘Ask the Mayor’ a success using Facebook Live

Looking for new ways to engage with the Scotts Valley community, Mayor Jim Reed answered questions during the “Ask your Mayor” live broadcast on My Scotts Valley’s Facebook page Monday evening.


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...