Measure G Update: A Safer Watsonville


The Measure G sales tax is dedicated to the support of Police, Fire and Emergency Services. This measure provides a stable source of locally controlled funding that is entirely dedicated to keeping Watsonville residents safe.

Watsonville Police Department 

Measure G funding has allowed the Watsonville Police Department to hire three police officers, a crime analyst and a police service specialist. The department is in the process of hiring an evidence technician and a recreation specialist who will focus on youth prevention and intervention programs. The hiring of this staff will further support Watsonville Police efforts in addressing crime in the community. Measure G has also allowed the Department to purchase police vehicles and equipment that will support police personnel.

Watsonville Fire Department
Measure G funding provides for the hiring of six new firefighters. Two have been hired, and four more will be hired in time to attend the Department’s fire academy being held in early March. Having the six new firefighters on staff will increase the Department’s response capabilities to medical emergencies, fires, and non-emergency incidents.

With Measure G funding, the Department is also planning the purchase of a pickupstyle rescue and command vehicle that will hold medical and safety equipment. The Department is evaluating the equipment needed to outfit this new service vehicle.

Continued funding from Measure G will  allow the Department to upgrade outdated personal protective  equipment and lifesaving equipment such as defibrillators and Jaws of Life. For information regarding Measure G goals, objectives and updates visit

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