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. […]

Officer down: Paradise Valley police family seeks bridge to recovery

For about 30 years Sgt. Brian McFarland answered the call to protect and serve the residents of the Town of Paradise Valley. But now the family of Sgt. McFarland — his daughter and his two granddaughters — is seeking the help of any and all who would come to the aid of a man who […]

Paradise Valley police arrest man on myriad charges

Paradise Valley Police arrested a man on several charges of theft, fraud and drug possession Wednesday, May 16 after responding to the recovery of a stolen vehicle. Officers were dispatched to the 7100 block of East Rose Lane. Upon arrival, officers located the stolen vehicle, a 2018 Cadillac Escalade, according to a police report. Through […]

Campaign reminding all of dangers if kids, pets left in parked cars

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is kicking off a summer tradition of making sure drivers know kids and pets cannot be left in parked cars. Officials will be at the 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, monthly Coffee with a Chief at the Paradise Valley Police Department’s station, 6433 E. Lincoln Drive, to present their “Don’t […]