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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Watsonville Police Department releases annual report

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The intent of this report is to provide you with some insight into the organization of your department.

The intent of this report is to provide you with some insight into the organization of your department, highlight the major events of the previous year, and introduce new or innovative programs.  

As you read this report, we hope that reviewing th...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

WPD officer honored with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award

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Watsonville Police Officer Evan Umstead was recently recognized for his commitment to keeping our community safe from drunk drivers. 

This past year, Ofc. Umstead took 24 intoxicated drivers off our roadways.

His efforts to prevent another life fro...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

WPD joins hundreds of first responders for active shooter training

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Watsonville Police officers joined hundreds of first responders from across the Central Coast to train on how to properly respond to critical incidents such as an active shooter with mass casualties. 

This was one of the first opportunities where ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

2021 Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Recap

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We had another busy Fourth of July weekend this year with officers responding to hundreds of fireworks-related calls and several major incidents.

From July 3-4th, we had 264 calls for service that strictly involved fireworks. Officers issued citations for ...

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