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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Fireworks enforcement starting early this year

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Fireworks enforcement in the City of Watsonville will be off to an early start this year. Starting this Friday, the Watsonville Police Department will have additional officers solely focusing on the use of illegal fireworks.

Those who are caught igniting o...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Community COVID-19 Resources


If you have questions, please call (831) 454-4242 between the hours of 8 a.m.6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Due to overwhelming call volume and in order to maintain the County’s ability to investigate and respond to the outbreak, members of the public ar...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Message from Police Chief David Honda

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 And trust us, it’s the last thing we want to do during a public health emergency.


Our enforcement efforts begin with educating the community of what is expected of all of us; those efforts are already underway.  Resid...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Shop with a Cop brings extra holiday cheer for 15 families

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Shop with a Cop was once again a hit, helping 15 families who needed a little extra holiday cheer this season.


The young participants were selected from local youth programs.


“It was really nice because I got to spend time with my family...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Officers track down & return tricycle stolen from disabled elderly man


It wasn’t easy but after days of investigating, our officers managed to track down a tricycle that was recently stolen from a disabled senior citizen.

Unfortunately, the trike was found in the slough in three pieces. So, several Watsonville Police officers...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Officers visit fields to provide farmworkers information and guidance

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Watsonville Police Officers are meeting face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in the community as part of an outreach program aimed at helping farmworkers.

The department’s “Agua con la Chota” or “Wate...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Watsonville PD Officers raise $3,500 for local kids with cancer

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Wow, our officers truly amaze us every day! 

They raised $3,500 for local kids with cancer. The Watsonville Police Officers’ Association presented a check to Jacob’s Heart during their annual Kidrageous Carnival at the city pla...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Watsonville Police Officers grow beards to help children with cancer

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For the fourth year in a row, dozens of Watsonville Police Officers are growing out their beards to support local children with cancer.


The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser to raise aware...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Familia de la Costa Central cae víctima de secuestradores virtuales


Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México y ahora esa familia está compartiendo su historia para evitar que otros caigan víctimas de una extorción que va en aumento.

Se trata de un secuestro virtual y el FBI conti...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Central Coast family falls victim to virtual kidnappers


A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family and now that family is sharing their story to keep others from becoming victims of an extortion that’s on the rise.

It’s called a virtual kidnapping and the FBI continues to war...

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