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 […]

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 […]

Black business group asked to leave DoubleTree Resort, gets refund offer

A businessman is claiming his group was asked to leave a local resort on Christmas Eve because of their ethnicity, while hotel officials claim the group was evicted because it was too loud and causing a disturbance to other guests. After OD Harris, a black businessman, made online claims that the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton […]

YANA effort rescues elderly woman from dangerous tumble

A Paradise Valley resident was rescued from a crippling fall in her home thanks to the town’s You Are Not Alone program. At about 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, Paradise Valley Police Cpl. John Fisk responded to a welfare check on a YANA member. The YANA program is designed to promote independent living for […]