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Posted on: September 25, 2022

Coffee with a Cop returns this October

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Coffee with a Cop is happening next month!

Join us Wednesday, October 5 from 5:30- 8:30PM at the McDonald’s on 190 Main Street next to the police department. Chat with the men and women who serve this community and discuss the issues that matter the most t...

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Posted on: September 24, 2022

Official National Night Out neighborhood sites

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National Night Out is quickly approaching!

This year, seven neighborhoods are participating in this nationwide event that brings the community and our department together. Each neighborhood will have its own exciting activities, food, and music! It’s also ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

New program provides resources to Watsonville residents impacted by trauma

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The Watsonville Police Department has launched a new program to provide resources to residents impacted by trauma. 

The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) is a first-of-its-kind program in this region and was formed with the help of several community p...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

WPD partners with Katz Cancer Resource Center to bring mobile breast cancer screening to Watsonville

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As part of our Pink Patch Project campaign, we are collaborating with the Katz Cancer Resource Center & Dignity Health to bring breast cancer screenings to our community. 

The mobile mammography unit will be in the Watsonville Youth Center par...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Watsonville Police to streamline all community alerts through its mobile app

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We’ve begun to phase out our use of the Nixle platform for alert notifications. Starting in November, our department will strictly streamline all community alert notifications through the Watsonville Police Department mobile app. 

Our department r...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking

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September is the start of Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Watsonville Police Department will be participating in activities throughout the month to encourage the safety of people walking.

Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safet...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers arrest fake jewelry scammers

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Watsonville Police Officers have arrested a group of out-of-town scammers as they were attempting to swindle another community member.  

We first told you about this group of fake jewelry scammers earlier this week after multiple victims came forw...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

WPD family continues to grow

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Today, our Chief of Police Jorge Zamora swore in two new officers. Both are Watsonville natives, and alumni of Pajaro Valley and Watsonville High schools.

Officers Gutierrez and Ramirez’s next step is to complete the field-training program beginn...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Fake jewelry scam targeting Watsonville residents

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The Watsonville Police Department is investigating reports of individuals selling fake jewelry to residents in our community. 

Multiple victims have reported that the scammers offer them “expensive” gold rings, necklaces, or br...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Online orders now available for WPD Pink Patch Project merchandise

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We are now taking online orders for our 2022 Pink Patch Project merchandise. 

Online orders will be processed during normal business hours and will be available for pick-up at the police department (215 Union Street) Monday through Friday 9AM to 3...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project kicks off this Saturday

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Our 2022 Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project campaign officially kicks off this Saturday!

Stop by our booth at the Downtown Watsonville Strawberry Festival to purchase your official Pink Patch Project gear. Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm.

All funds ra...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

National Night Out online registration now open

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Registration forms for neighborhoods interested in participating in this year’s National Night Out are now available online! The event will take place on Tuesday, October 4.

National Night Out brings police and neighbors together. This annual com...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

U.S. rolls out new mental health hotline

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on 988lifeline.org.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in th...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Watsonville to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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This year’s National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, October 4.

National Night Out brings police and neighbors together. This annual community-building campaign promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood c...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Become a 2022 Pink Patch Project sponsor

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Our 2022 Pink Patch Project sponsors are already rolling in!

The Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project campaign raises funds to help local families who cannot afford breast cancer treatment/services. All proceeds are donated to the Katz Cancer Res...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Watsonville Police Cadets enter second week of program

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Watsonville Police Cadets are in their second week of the program and our advisors are keeping them very busy! 

They recently had training on the fundamentals of traffic stops with advisors walking them through different scenarios. 

Our ca...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony 2022

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Nineteen members of our police department were recognized during a Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony Wednesday afternoon. 

During the ceremony, eight WPD officers received their permanent badge numbers and 11 department members were honored...

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