Pace: Adventure at the Paradise Valley Public Safety Fair

Rock climbing walls, helicopter, fire trucks, police training simulator, and the challenge of kids serving as a special agent to obtain clues and solve a crime all occur during the Paradise Valley Public Safety Fair on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station, 6433 E. Lincoln Dr. You and […]

Community policing: ACOPS connects Paradise Valley public safety efforts

The Paradise Valley Advisory Committee on Public Safety, also commonly known as ACOPS, is succeeding in its goal of educating and engaging residents, according to a recent group update. In the committee’s short-lived lifespan — having been created in 2015 — a number of goals have been met including resident participation, public meetings and a […]

Paradise Valley seeks volunteers for Board of Adjustment, ACOPS

The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions within the municipality. There are vacancies on the Board of Adjustment and the Advisory Committee on Public Safety. Descriptions of all committees and their duties may be viewed on the town’s website, according to a press release. Applications may be completed and […]

Pace: The ins and outs of Camelback Mountain air rescues

How many helicopter rescues occur on Camelback Mountain, and how close can helicopters fly over houses? In 2016, there were 84 rescue responses with 86 individuals rescued at Camelback Mountain. The helicopter hoist was used 41 times, and there were 28 two-skid landings. Helicopter lights also were used to assist lost hikers off the mountain […]