Scotts Valley Police Department

  • Agency: Scotts Valley Police Department
  • Address: 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, 95066 CA
  • Chief: Steve Lind (Chief of Police)
Phone: (831)440-5670
Fax: (831) 438-6930

Scotts Valley Police Department is located at 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, 95066 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Steve Lind. The Scotts Valley Police Department phone number is (831)440-5670.

Scotts Valley Police Department News

TRAFFIC ALERT: A gas line break occurred near Scotts Drive and Civic Center Drive. Traffic is being rerouted around the area until the gas line can be repaired. Plan on taking alternate routes. UPDATE: Gas line has been repaired and Scotts Valley Drive is open again!

Starting out our Halloween in traditional cop fashion.... with a donut! Happy Halloween.

SVPD Explorers assisting Zombies with security at the Scotts Valley High School haunted house.

If you have received a telephone call recently from PG&E telling you that your power is going to be shut off if you don't pay your bill immediately, and you know your account is current, you are not alone. This phone scam is making its rounds again locally, with residents often being told to purchase pre-paid money cards to use to pay their bill. If you receive a call like this, PG&E suggests hanging up and calling their customer service directly to inquire about your account balance. Do not rely on the phone number the caller provides you.

Today the Scotts Valley Police Department joined the Scotts Valley Fire District for a combined training on how our two agencies can more effectively respond to fire related emergencies. The focus was on strategies to improve communication, coordination and cooperation to keep everyone safer at fire scenes. It was good information and very topical considering the number of fire related events we have had locally and throughout the State of California these past few weeks.

We are in communication with the Scotts Valley Fire District and they report the Bear Fire continues to move north and poses no fire danger to the City of Scotts Valley. The heavy smoke in the air continues to be a concern and is considered “unhealthy” by the Monterey Bay Air Resources District. Please use your best judgment if you decide to exercise outside today. Bear Fire Info: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1902 Air Quality Info: http://mbard.org/air-quality/

There is a down power line in the 600 block of Bean Creek Road. A small fire has started. SVPD has shut down Bean Creek in both directions. Please avoid the area. UPDATE: The fire has been extinguished. Some residents may still be without power for a few hours as PG&E is working to restore the lines. Bean Creek Road will be closed in both directions for several more hours. Please use alternate routes. UPDATE #2: 12.20 hrs Bean Creek is now open in both directions, however it may be down to one lane near the fire while PG&E makes repairs.

Northbound SR-17 just north of Vinehill Road was closed for a short time this morning (0400-0430 hours) due to a large downed tree with wires. Scotts Valley Fire along with SVPD and CHP worked together to open the lanes and get traffic moving.

It looks like our Skypark Skate Park will be busy this Saturday. We hope this fundraiser for our local youth is a big success!

The City of Scotts Valley held an Employee Appreciation Luncheon presenting 2016 & 2017 Service Awards to several City employees including Lt. John Wilson & Lt. Mike Dean (25 Years of Service), EDCII Kami Raabe (20 Years of Service), Sgt. Justin Milroy & Services Supervisor Tamera Melrose (15 Years of Service), Sgt. Wayne Bellville, Ofcr. Paul Lopez, & Det. Efraim Contreras (10 Years of Service), & Det. Mike Birley & EDCI Amanda Robbins (5 Years of Service). Congratulations to all of the Service Award recipients!

The smell of smoke within Santa Cruz County is from the Napa/Santa Rosa Fire. There are no known wild land fires within Santa Cruz County per Scotts Valley Fire. (This advisory message is being sent due to the large volume of calls reporting smells of smoke.)

Officers stopped a vehicle today when they observed the driver smoking marijuana. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. During the subsequent search of the vehicle, officers located over 14 pounds of processed marijuana, illegal prescription medications, and approximately $2000 in cash. The driver was from Florida and was booked at the county jail.

Don’t forget tonight is homecoming at SVHS. We look forward to seeing you there!

Last night at our city council meeting we officially swore in Mahayelea Florez and Emma Spath as our two newest members of our Police Explorer Program. We look forward to seeing these two young adults out on patrol and special events volunteering their time to help out in our community.

The City of Scotts Valley put our flags at half-staff today as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence in Las Vegas. We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night's horrible tragedy.

SVPD Annual Inspection 2017 Yesterday we held our annual department personnel and facilities inspection. We want to thank our guest speaker, Mayor Randy Johnson, and the rest of city council for attending the event. This year’s guest inspector was our own former Chief Steve Walpole who retired in 2001 after thirty years of service with our department. Everyone at our agency put in a lot of hard work to ensure our department made the grade this year and they should be proud of their accomplishment.

We want to thank everyone who joined us at the Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation Commission meeting last night to talk about the skate park. It was great to meet so many community members who are passionate about the park and want to keep it a safe and fun place for skaters of all ages.

Skate Park Community Meeting: The Scotts Valley Police Department will be at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting this Thursday (9/21) at 6pm in the City Council Chambers. During the meeting we will be looking for ideas and recommendations to increase the safety of the skate park users, to gain greater compliance of skate park rules, and to minimize future acts of vandalism to the park infrastructure. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you BikeSmart.org for your dedication to our children promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety in our schools. " Look left, look right, look left again, look front, look back, and cross when safe."

Traffic Officer Austin Beymer and Officer Aaron Roberts assisted BikeSmart.org educating the second graders at Vine Hill School on rules of the road and pedestrian safety. The officers tagged along on their field trip crossing streets applying what they learned.

Our night shift officers had a case of Deja vu last night after stopping a vehicle for a mechanical violation. One of the passengers, Yaminah Underwood was found to be on probation for possession of fraudulent credit cards and manufacturing equipment. A search revealed she was again in possession of credit card manufacturing equipment and various fraudulent cards in multiple names. She was arrested and booked at the county jail on various charges.

SVPD was out for Fire Chief Kovacs' Swearing In Ceremony today. We look forward to continuing our outstanding relationship with SVFD under Chief Kovacs' leadership.

Skate Park Closure: Today we were notified by the SV Parks Department that the skate park will be closed again due to vandalism. The metal vertical bar fencing around the park was torn out sometime last night. This is now the third time in a week the SV Parks Department has had to call a welder out to the skate park to replace fencing. The park will be closed for repairs for the next 48 hours and will reopen on Sunday afternoon.

Our local McDonald's hosted a “Coffee with a Cop” yesterday morning at their restaurant. We want to thank everyone who showed up to the event to talk about the issues facing Scotts Valley and how we can solve problems together as a community.