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 […]

Over the Edge brave efforts impacts the lives of many

Over the last year, we led a team to jump off a building and together we raised $32,603 for Special Olympics Arizona. You might have a crazy friend who would jump off a bridge with you, but to have a team of 23 individuals join forces for Over the Edge left some in awe and […]

Andeen: A sentiment of gratitude through service to Paradise Valley

Thank you to the Paradise Valley Police Department & Volunteers! Please consider becoming a Volunteer. Throughout my tenure as a Paradise Valley Police Department volunteer, I have been very specific with my reason for serving so here is “why” I donated my time and effort as a volunteer. I can assure you it was not […]

Paradise Valley shredding event raised money for Sirens and Sleigh Bells

The Town of Paradise Valley Police Department and Paradise Valley Wealth Management co-sponsored their 11th Shred-a-Thon and Electronics Recycling Event Saturday, Nov. 17, at the police department, 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. At the event, 367 boxes of documents were safely shredded on-site and donations totaled $1,812, according to a press release. The proceeds benefited Sirens […]

Tip a cop: El Chorro hosts Paradise Valley police fundraiser

The Paradise Valley Police Dream Team is hosting a “Tip a Cop” event at El Chorro Monday, Oct. 29, to raise funds for Special Olympics Arizona. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Paradise Valley Police Department officers will serve as celebrity waiters and donate their tips to the Special Olympics. El Chorro, 5550 E. Lincoln […]

Suspect arrested with drugs, police scanner in possession

One man has been arrested by Paradise Valley police following a traffic stop on Lincoln Drive. At approximately 4:17 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, a Paradise Valley police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 4900 block of east Lincoln Drive. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered the driver of the […]

On the record: Lt. Mike Cole talks police data collection

In an effort to better explain both the data collected by both photo radar and license plate reader machines throughout the Town of Paradise Valley, the Independent sought information from the police department. Paradise Valley Police Lt. Michael Cole, a 20-year veteran of the department, obliged and offers key insight to the technology and why […]

Permanent watch: an examination of police surveillance and the public record

The Police had a hit in 1983 with the popular single, “Every Breath you Take.” But in the 21st Century, police in the Town of Paradise Valley — thanks to cutting-edge surveillance technology — are aware of moves a motorist may make and every turn they might take within town limits. Over the past several […]

Andeen: volunteering with the Paradise Valley Police Department, join us!

I love serving our town as a Paradise Valley Police Volunteer. The experiences are rewarding and the friendships long-lasting. And, I feel great about doing something good for our town residents and the police department. And, volunteering is an exciting diversion from my day job as a senior account executive in the financial services industry. […]