Crime Prevention Unit


The Crime Prevention Unit of the Scottsdale Police Department is primarily concerned with the safety of our residents, businesses and visitors, and their property, along with their perceptions and misperceptions of crime. Crime prevention practices are developed based on the analysis of crime committed within the city to include both geographic issues, crime trends and persons-of-interest. The purpose of the Crime Prevention Unit is to reduce the potential of Scottsdale residents, businesses and visitors in becoming victims of crime and to help educate citizens on how to decrease their likelihood of becoming victimized.

the crime prevention team posing together in front of the police station

The Crime Prevention Unit educates and shares information via Podcasts, social media posts, Community Partnerships & Programs, meetings, outreach, events, online trainings, round-table discussions, public education, safety hand-outs, etc.

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District Contacts

Mckellips District
Crime Prevention Officer:
Curtis Pocklington
Crime Prevention Police Aide:
Keri Henningsen

Downtown Section
Crime Prevention Officer:
Evan Polasky

Via Linda District
Crime Prevention Officer:
Brian Hartman
Crime Prevention Police Aide:
Alex Sachs

Foothills District
Crime Prevention Officer:
Robert Katzaroff
Crime Prevention Police Aide:
Sherri Hawkinson