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Thank you for visiting the Scotts Valley Police Department website.  As Chief of Police, I am honored to serve alongside the men and women of this agency which has served this community for the past fifty years.


We have a small but dedicated group of sworn officers, civilian employees, and volunteers committed to safeguarding the lives and property of our community.  Their commitment to providing exceptional service has continually resulted in Scotts Valley being recognized as the safest place to live in Santa Cruz County.


Our Police Department, in partnership with the citizens of Scotts Valley, recognizes the changing needs of our community and law enforcement’s role in addressing those needs.  We are committed to exemplary professional service, superior public safety and a high quality of life for all.  We achieve this through community partnerships, proactive law enforcement and professionalism to all we serve.

On behalf of our employees and volunteers, thank you for taking the time to learn about our department. 


-Chief Steve Walpole

Chief Steve Walpole

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