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General Agency Information
Name:Scotts Valley Police Department
Alternate Name(s):SVPD
Address:1 Civic Center Drive
Scotts Valley, CA  95066
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-440-5670
Fax Number:831-438-6930
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:24 Hours, 7 Days
Description:Uses Community Policing as a way of addressing community concerns and priorities. It is an interactive process involving police officers and the citizens that live and work in the city. The department places its emphasis on identifying and responding to community issues. Problem solving is a key strategy to community policing.

The Scotts Valley Police Department is organized into two divisions, the Operations Division and the Administrative Services Division.

The Operations Division consists of the Patrol Unit, Traffic Unit, Reserve Unit, SWAT- Special Weapons and Tactics, and the Training Unit. The Division is supervised by Lieutenant Steve Walpole.

The Administrative Services Division consists of Emergency Dispatch, Records, Investigations and Citizen Volunteers. The Administrative Services Division is supervised by Lieutenant John Wilson.

AREAS SERVED: City of Scotts Valley
Mission:Your Scotts Valley Police Department is committed to exemplary customer service, superior public safety and a high quality of life for all. We achieve this through community partnerships, proactive law enforcement and professionalism.
Programs:Juvenile Division Programs:
D.A.R.E. Drug Abuse Resistance Education
provides children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence-free lives.
The Junior Police Academy functions as the department's in-house PAL (Police Activities League) program. It provides students with alternatives to drugs, violence, and other illegal activities through exciting events and educational programs.
The Juvenile Diversion Program is a second chance for juveniles who are arrested for minor crimes and who show a willingness to learn from their mistake. It is a way to correct behavior without involving the Juvenile Justice System in Santa Cruz County.

The Chaplain Program is designed to provide interested clergy from the Scotts Valley area an opportunity to serve both the department and the citizens of our community.

Department Tours, Vacation Security Checks, Citation Sign offs and Counter Reports.

SAFETY TIPS on website: Home Safety, Personal Safety, Phone Scams, Identity Theft and Child Safety Seats.
Volunteer Info:Call for information.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility:Public Service
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Funding Source:City Government

John P.  Weiss
Chief of Police

Subject Headings
 Crime Investigation
Crime Prevention
Crime Reporting
Government Agencies
Identity Theft Prevention
Information and Referral
Municipal Police
Public Safety
Safety Education Programs
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified November 23, 2015