News Flash

Police

8 Stories
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Jorge Zamora sworn-in as Chief of Police of Watsonville

swearing in

Longtime Watsonville police veteran Jorge Zamora was sworn in as Chief of Police on January 10, 2022.  

Zamora officially became the 16th police chief for the City of Watsonville and the first, first-generation Mexican-American to hold this role.

C...

Read on...

Police
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers recover teen’s stolen bike

Untitled design (2)

Fourteen-year-old Mateo is all smiles after Watsonville police officers recovered his stolen bike! 

The teen had taken all the necessary steps to safeguard his bike while at the Overlook Shopping Center on Main Street. Unfortunately, a thief still...

Read on...

Police
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Police Chief

Chief Zamora

Longtime Watsonville officer and Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora has been selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Chief of Police. 

The confirmation of Zamora comes after an extensive and highly visible recruitment process, ...

Read on...

Police
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Scammer claims to be Watsonville Chief of Police and requests donations

Scam alert gfx

During this time of the year, we can expect scammers to be out in full force!

 

Unfortunately, the latest phone scam to hit our area has already proven to be effective, leaving a local business out hundreds of dollars.

 

The phone scam invol...

Read on...

Police
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Watsonville police officers complete 80-hour advanced leadership course

leadership course

Several Watsonville officers recently completed an 80-hour advanced course focused on leadership principles and providing them the tools needed to make a positive impact within our police department and community. 

Officers and deputies from nearl...

Read on...

Police
Posted on: November 10, 2021

2021 Pink Patch Project campaign raises more than $21,000 for families affected by breast cancer

2021 pink patch check presentation

The Watsonville Police Department’s 2021 Pink Patch Project campaign has come to an end with more than $21,000 raised for the Katz Cancer Resource Center!

This is the most the department has raised since starting the project in 2017. 

The November ...

Read on...

Police
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Students sell otter pops to help WPD Pink Patch Project campaign

Good Shepherd

We’d like to thank Good Shepherd Catholic School and its student leadership council for donating more than $300 to our Pink Patch Project campaign!

The students put in a lot of effort and sold otter pops to raise funds for local families affected...

Read on...

Police
Posted on: April 20, 2021

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

CARE TEAM jpg

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...

Read on...

Police