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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: November 9, 2018

Watsonville resident goes the extra mile


Our community members constantly impress us!

This is Daniel and he asked that we not use his last name because he doesn’t want any sort of recognition. However, we think it’s important to highlight some of the great things residents do ...

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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 15, 2018

Girls soccer team joins WPD in raising breast cancer awareness

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Not only are we impressed with their skills on the field, but also their generosity in helping our community!

These teen girls from PV United 03 G soccer team purchased pink patches and wore them on their jerseys for game day.

We’d like to think the patches...

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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 30, 2018

Support WPD & WFD's Pink Patch Project

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Watsonville police officers and firefighters have teamed up to help fight the battle against breast cancer and to support breast cancer awareness.

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, they will wear pink patches on their uniforms.

The a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Officer awarded for recovering 12 stolen cars in 5 months

Officer Alex Zamora receives CHP award

Imagine walking out of your house, work, school or wherever you may be and realizing someone stole your car. 

Panic sets in and you have no idea what to do. How will you get to work, school or pick up the kids? It’s quite the nightmare.


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Posted on: August 28, 2018

A small gesture can go a long way!


We’re taking on a new approach to build and foster strong bonds with young kids, and we’re doing this by arming officers with soccer balls.

These soccer balls serve as an icebreaker and give the officers an opportunity to have a one-on-one interaction with...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

We're Hiring!


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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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Red Curb Parking Enforcement


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

Chief Honda

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...