Police Department


Department head: Steve Walpole

1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

(831) 440-5670

Want to know more about the Scotts Valley Police? The department’s website puts a face on many of those wearing badges, with short biographies of the chief, the captain, the sergeants, officers and dispatchers who serve on the force. The department is composed of two divisions. Operations comprises the patrol unit, explorer unit, reserve unit, traffic unit, and the SWAT and K9 units. Administrative Services handles emergency dispatch, records, investigations and citizen volunteers.

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