News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2022

Website Template (14)

The holiday travel rush is about to kick into gear! 

More than 54 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Most travelers will drive to their destinations, much like last year. ...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Holiday closures for Thanksgiving 2022

PD_LOBBY_CLOSED_TG-04

As a reminder, our lobby will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

If you need to file a police report, you can visit watsonvillepd.com or download the Watsonville Police Department mobile app.

For off...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Ofc. Mendoza completes months-long leadership development program

Ofc. Mendoza

A big round of applause for Watsonville Police Officer Tony Mendoza for completing the Inner Perspectives Leadership Development Program this week! 

The four-month development program touches on some of the most difficult challenges in the workpla...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Protect yourself from porch pirates this holiday season

Porch Pirate-04

As deliveries soar during the holiday season, packages left on doorsteps are easy targets for criminals.

Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself from pesky porch pirates:

  • Schedule the delivery for when you’ll be home
  • Have packages deli...
Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: November 15, 2022

2022 WPD Pink Patch Project campaign raises more than $18,000

THANK YOU _PINKPATCH-04

We are so excited to announce that our Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project campaign raised more than $18,000 this year! 

Every penny will go to the Katz Cancer Resource Center to support Watsonville families impacted by breast cancer. Our campai...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: November 10, 2022

WPD hosts first annual Day of the Dead celebration

PD_Day of the Dead-04

Our first annual Day of the Dead celebration at the Youth Center on Maple Ave. earlier this month was a huge success! 

We want to thank all the community members and local organizations that made this event possible. 

Next year’s celebrati...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: November 7, 2022

WPD lobby holiday closures for November

PD_LOBBY_CLOSED-04

The Watsonville Police lobby will be closed on November 11, 24, and 25.

If you need to file a police report, you can visit watsonvillepd.com or download the Watsonville Police Department mobile app.

For officer assistance or to report a no...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Watsonville Police to streamline all community alerts through its mobile app

WPD APP

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...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers arrest fake jewelry scammers

Fake Jewelry Scammers caughtWebsite

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...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: August 17, 2022

WPD family continues to grow

Website Template

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...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: July 19, 2022

U.S. rolls out new mental health hotline

WEBSITE 988

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...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Watsonville Police Cadets enter second week of program

Police cadets week 2

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...

Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony 2022

Dark Brown and Gold Vintage Coffee Drinks Menu

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...

Read on...

Police