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 […]

One place for all: Special Olympics torch runs through town

There was much more involved to the torch passing between the Paradise Valley Police Department and the Scottsdale Police Department, as a kick-off to the Special Olympics was sparked at the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Community Carnival Celebration. The inaugural fair filled with bubbles, interactive activities, vendors and raffles attracted people of all ages […]

Paradise Valley officers passing the Special Olympics torch May 3, followed by carnival

To kick off the Summer Special Olympics for athletes in Arizona, Town of Paradise Valley officers began promoting the Law Enforcement Torch Run Week for Special Olympics from April 30 to May 5, preparing to bear the torch as it is carried across the state. On Thursday, May 3 come see the torch travel through […]

Torch Run, carnival passes through Paradise Valley May 3

The Town of Paradise Valley community is invited to cheer on participants and join friends for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Community Carnival Celebration on Thursday, May 3. In addition to food, festivities and a petting zoo, come join Paradise Valley Police Department officers as they pass the torch to the Scottsdale Police Department […]

Local police departments implement new 9-1-1 texting option

A new service launched in April to provide Arizonans within Maricopa County another option to contact 9-1-1: through text message. The text to 9-1-1 service successfully launched county-wide on April 2 with a motto: “Call if you can. Text if you can’t.” The feature will make it easier for those with hearing and speech impairments […]

Paradise Valley sets out to address mass false alarm calls

The Paradise Valley Police Department responded to more than 3,000 false alarms in 2017, but local leaders are looking at developing strategies to address the significant drain on department resources. Local officials estimate there are about 5,000 lots or properties within Paradise Valley town limits. Since 2008 the amount of alarm calls that turn out […]

Marine Corps urban training in Phoenix spotted in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley residents were surprised to see and hear dark, military-grade aircraft hovering around the mountains in their quiet neighborhood on a Saturday night. A Paradise Valley Independent reader wrote the publication early Monday morning, describing helicopters circling over the Town of Paradise Valley for nearly two hours between 9-11 p.m. Saturday, March 10. “It […]

Contract approved to continue Paradise Valley police alarm service

Paradise Valley Town Council has unanimously approved a contract that will allow its legacy police alarm program to continue. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the Town of Paradise Valley’s elected leaders voted 7-0 to award a contract to Dynamark Monitoring, Inc. for alarm monitoring services. The vote was anticipated after town officials searched for more than […]