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Posted on: December 14, 2018

WPD Officer and Good Samaritan spread Christmas joy

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Santa’s helpers come in all shapes and sizes, but some just happen to wear blue and carry a badge.

Officer Fernando Tellez was patrolling on Pacifica Blvd. when a man flagged him down. He pulled over and started chatting with Joey, who was carrying a large...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

WPD Officers pull several people out of a burning home

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It took less than 3 minutes for our dayshift officers to respond to reports of a fire and pull several people out of a burning home at about 2 p.m. today (12/11/18).  They didn’t have an exact address, but they followed the smoke until they got t...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

WPD using Nextdoor to help make neighborhoods stronger & safer

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We’re pleased to announce that our department has started to use Nextdoor to help make our neighborhoods stronger and safer. 

We plan to share important news and emergency notifications that are relevant to your neighborhood. 

Please be as...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

WPD Sergeant helps unresponsive man out of burning car

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Dash-cam video shows WPD Sergeant Bryan Fuentez helping an unresponsive man out of a burning car last week.

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Watsonville Police & Fire raise more than $8,000 for families affected by breast cancer

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We’re floored by the number of community members and businesses that supported our Pink Patch campaign this year!

From the bottom of our heart, thank you! Because of you, the Watsonville Police Department and Fire Department raised more than $8,0...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

WPD launches online tools aimed to help residents & improve safety

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The Watsonville Police Department has launched two online tools that provide residents with the latest information of what’s happening in the city and direct access to a crime reporting system.

WPD is the only agency in Santa Cruz County and one of the ver...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Officers strengthen bond with field workers through “Agua con la Chota” program

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You’ve probably heard of “Coffee with a Cop” but what about “Agua Con la Chota”?

That’s “Water with a Cop” and it is a program we’re bringing back this season with th...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

We're Hiring!

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Trainees are required to submit a verification letter showing proof of a passing score of 48 or higher for the POST PELLET B Written Exam and a passing score for the WSTB Physical Agility Exam at the time of application.South Bay Regional Public Safety Tr...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Red Curb Parking Enforcement

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Red curb painting has been installed adjacent to fire hydrants, curb ramps, and crosswalks in congested areas throughout the City to improve public safety. Please be advised that curbs painted in red indicate no stopping, standing or parking under any cir...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Message from Watsonville Police Chief

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Dear Community of Watsonville,

Several weeks ago I attended the Community Immigration Forum held at the Watsonville High School to help address concerns and calm fears surrounding the recent presidential elections. With the upcoming Presidential Inaugurati...

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