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Posted on: October 20, 2021

National Prescription Drug Take-Back this Saturday, October 23

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The Watsonville Police Department will be joining thousands of law enforcement agencies across the nation for this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign.

Get rid of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 17-23, the Watsonville Police Department reminds parents and guardians of the importance of talking to their teen(s) about driving responsibly and safely.

Driving remains the most dangerous activity for teen...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Watsonville Police launches campaign to raise funds for local families affected by breast cancer


For the fourth consecutive year, the Watsonville Police Department is raising funds for local families affected by breast cancer.

These efforts are part of the Pink Patch Project in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the month of October. Howeve...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Watsonville police hands out hundreds of bike helmets



For the third year in a row, the Watsonville Police Department’s Traffic Unit partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety to provide helmets and other safety equipment to local kids and teens. 


The helmet d...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

WPD upcoming community events 2021

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Take a look at some of the upcoming community events the Watsonville Police Department is organizing!

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Our Traffic Unit will be handing out helmets for kids at Ramsay Park star...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

WPD officer honored with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award


Watsonville Police Officer Evan Umstead was recently recognized for his commitment to keeping our community safe from drunk drivers. 

This past year, Ofc. Umstead took 24 intoxicated drivers off our roadways.

His efforts to prevent another life fro...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

WPD CARE Team working to help individuals & families affected by mental illness


We’re living in stressful times and it’s absolutely normal for many of us to feel anxious, sad, or even overwhelmed. 

The good news is there is help. Our Crisis Assessment Response and Engagement (CARE) Team continues to provid...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Watsonville Police Department releases annual report

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The intent of this report is to provide you with some insight into the organization of your department, highlight the major events of the previous year, and introduce new or innovative programs.  

As you read this report, we hope that reviewing th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Monarch Services and WPD ongoing partnership

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Thank you, Monarch Services for providing our officers a refresher course on the resources your agency offers to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

Our department works hand-in-hand with Monarch Services to ensure servic...

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