PV Police to join Neighbors app to provide community updates

It’s spring time and something new has blossomed in town as the Paradise Valley Police Department recently announced it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Town of Paradise Valley community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in […]

A dip in revenue: Photo radar remits dramatically decrease in FY 2017-18

The Town of Paradise Valley’s historic photo radar system yielded the lowest net revenue accrued in the past five fiscal years, records show. While funds collected from tickets issued to speeders and red-light runners has topped $1 million in recent years, fiscal year 2017-18 saw only $147,040 in fees. In 1987, the Paradise Valley Police […]

Paradise Valley continues to explore alternative measures to cover PSPRS obligations

Paradise Valley officials are mulling over exploring the use of taxable bonds as payment for portions of their unfunded liability in the Public Safety Pension Retirement System. Municipalities throughout the country have historically provided pensions to their public safety personnel — including the Town of Paradise Valley. Pensions were meant to attract quality workers and […]

Paradise Valley safety forum covers active shooters, burglaries, thefts

On Tuesday, March 19, from 5:30-7:39 p.m. the Paradise Valley Police Department has partnered with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to host an event with free refreshments called the Citizen Safety Forum. There will be two keynote speakers and presentations on active shooters as well as burglaries and thefts. The forum, which will explore these […]

Rice: Hoot of an alarm call in Paradise Valley

The Town of Paradise Valley homeowner got a message from his security monitoring company that there was motion inside his home. Not good. Nobody was supposed to be there and he was out of town. He called the town’s police department, the dispatcher put out the call and officers quickly responded with their customary caution. […]

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 […]