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Suicide Awareness After Incident Outside of Scottsdale PD/FD HQ
The Scottsdale Police Department is bringing attention to Suicide Awareness during National Mental Health Awareness Month and resources that are available from the department after a male subject took his own life in front of Scottsdale Police and Fire Headquarters on May 10, 2022.
Individual Arrested for Recent Scottsdale School and Business Threats
The Scottsdale Police Department is sharing information with our community about an arrest related to telephonic threats made to multiple locations, including several Scottsdale schools and businesses, on April 8th and April 11th, 2022.
Scottsdale Police Traffic Stop Leads to $600,000 worth of Fentanyl Seizure
The Scottsdale Police Department made arrests during a traffic stop and seized 33.5 pounds of Fentanyl contraband worth $600,000.
Scottsdale Police Invites Public Comment
The City of Scottsdale and its Police Department are seeking public comment for proposed changes to the Public Safety Plan Ordinance (Scottsdale Revised Code, Chapter 23, ARTICLE IV. - PUBLIC SAFETY PLANS) .
DUI Task Force for the WM Phoenix Open
The Scottsdale Police Department, in collaboration with the Tempe Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and the Salt River Police Department, will be conducting a DUI Task Force from February 8th through February 12th, 2022, for the WM Phoenix Open.
Scottsdale Police Death Investigation 02-06-22
The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating the shooting death of an individual who was found on the side of the road near 7900 E. Camelback Rd around 01:10 a.m. on Sunday, February 6th, 2022.
Scottsdale Police Department Awarded Arizona GOHS Grant
The Scottsdale Police Department (SPD) received grant #2022-405c-004 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in October of 2021. These funds are being used to purchase equipment to support the Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) system.
Keep your Ghosts and Ghouls safe this Halloween
Trick or Treating in costumes are a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Keep these tips in mind to have the safest Halloween yet!
City seeks input on amendments to Public Safety Plan Ordinance
On Sept. 10, 2013, the Scottsdale City Council approved a Public Safety Plan Ordinance.
Celebrate international podcast day by subscribing to Scottsdale Police’s Shop Talk Podcast
Do you enjoy a good podcast? Check out Shop Talk from your very own Scottsdale Police Department. City of Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther hosts a community chat to answer questions from the public and each episode also features a special guest from the community.
24 Valley teens experience Teen Academy, celebrating 14 years of learning
Scottsdale Police and Fire are hosting 24 teens June 7-11 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Feedback requested on laser and tactical light ordinance
The Scottsdale City Council will consider adopting an ordinance which will prohibit intentionally or knowingly aiming a laser pointer, laser emitting device or tactical light at a peace officer, law enforcement employee or firefighter.
Comment on proposed ordinance related to camping locations
The Scottsdale City Council will consider adopting an ordinance which will prohibit persons from camping in areas subject to flooding or within a watercourse.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving honors city prosecutors
Assistant City Prosecutors Ed Schoeler and Jared Johnson recently received Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) DUI Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year Awards for their work in prosecuting hundreds of DUI cases in their time with the city.
Walther named to lead Scottsdale Police Department moving forward
Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson has named Jeff Walther as Scottsdale police chief. Walther, a former Scottsdale assistant chief, came out of retirement to lead the department on an interim basis after Chief Alan Rodbell retired in November.
Please Help Us Catch Two Residential Burglary Suspects
Two suspects committed residential burglary January 3rd, 2021
Introducing Rocket PCIS Canine
Introducing Rocket, SPD's first School Resource Unit's Canine
Please Help Us Catch Suspects Who Committed Felony Flight
Scottsdale Police is requesting assistance from the public in identifying three suspects.
Scottsdale Police Assistant Chief Announcement
The Scottsdale Police Department would like to announce the promotion of Commander Joseph LeDuc to the rank of Assistant Chief
Understanding Scottsdale’s Recreational Marijuana Ordinance
With November’s passage of Proposition 207, recreational marijuana is legal to use in Arizona. The City of Scottsdale adopted a recreational marijuana ordinance (No. 4484) on Nov. 30 while statewide regulations are still being developed.
Help us catch an armed robbery suspect
Scottsdale Police are seeking help to identify a suspect of an attempted armed robbery.
Scottsdale names an interim police chief
Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson has selected Jeff Walther to serve as interim police chief. Current Police Chief Alan Rodbell will retire Nov. 30, and Walther will guide the department while a national search and recruitment is conducted to select Rodbell's replacement.
Scottsdale Police is asking for help with locating a 2015 Hit and Run driver
Scottsdale teacher Maureen Brown was seriously injured in 2015 by a hit and run driver.
Scottsdale Police is asking for help with identifying Hit & Run driver
Scottsdale Police seek help with identifying a dark four door sedan involved in a Hit & Run on 09-26-2020
Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell retiring
Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell retiring December 1st 2020 to pursue career in the private sector
Passing of SPD K9 Castro
Scottsdale Police says goodbye to PSD K9 Castro
Scottsdale Police is asking for help with identifying burglary and criminal damage suspect
Police are asking for help in identifying a criminal damage & burglary suspect
Scottsdale Police is seeking help with a cold case sexual assault
Scottsdale PD is asking for help in solving a 2003 sexual assault case.
Scottsdale Police publish policies online
The Scottsdale Police Department recently created a new Transparency and Accountability webpage that provides open access to its policy manual.
May 30th, 2020 Downtown Scottsdale Riots and Looting Event Council Debrief
Debriefing to Mayor & City Council for May 30 2020 Downtown Incident
Scottsdale gym cited for not complying with Governor's executive order
The Mountainside Fitness at 11611 E. Sahuaro Drive was cited for violating the Governor’s June 29 Executive Order mandating the closure of gyms.
Old Town business charged for not complying with governor's executive order
An Old Town Scottsdale business was charged yesterday for violating for the Governor’s Executive Orders which are intended to control the spread of COVID-19 while allowing restaurants to remain open to the public.
March planned 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Scottsdale
The Scottsdale Police Department would like to advise the public that there is a planned march that is set to occur at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, in downtown Scottsdale, that will include multiple road closures.
A statement for the Scottsdale community
Scottsdale joins our nation in expressing outrage over the senseless death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis, and our compassion and support for his family and those left behind. We share the community’s anger over the senseless attack on Scottsdale this past weekend.
Downtown Traffic Restrictions
Scottsdale downtown will have traffic restrictions in place until Monday June 8, 2020
Scottsdale Police Department Building Reopening
Scottsdale Police is reopening buildings starting May 26th 2020
Scottsdale Police is requesting assistance to identify arson suspect
Arson suspect also commits burglary at a jewelry store.
Scottsdale Police Department Building Closures
List of Scottsdale PD Building Closures
COVID-19 SCAM Alert
Scottsdale Police issue warning for a COVID-19 scam letter
Crime Prevention Tips for Businesses During the Corona virus Situation
Scottsdale Police provide tips for businesses during the Corona Virus Situation
Scottsdale issues a declaration of emergency in response to COVID-19
Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has issued a declaration of emergency in Scottsdale as part of the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scottsdale PD Continues To Serve During The Coronavirus Situation
Scottsdale first responders are dedicated to handling all of your law enforcement, fire and EMS needs as usual.
SPD Vehicles get new graphics
As new SPD vehicles replace the old, they will get updated graphics
Police Cadets shred event is Saturday, Feb. 15
Bring your documents to the February 2020 shred event.
Video: Behind the Badge - 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open
The "Greatest Show on Grass" is back for 2020. Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell talks with public safety officials and a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds about everything they do to ensure attendees are safe and have fun.
Scottsdale Police is Hiring Dispatchers
Scottsdale Police is hiring for dispatchers and is extending the invitation to veterans.
Police crisis K9 Chase’s 3rd birthday fundraiser
Crisis Response K9 Chase is asking you to help celebrate his 3rd birthday by making a donation to the Arizona Humane Society.
Hiking season is here
The cool temps are back, and we are hitting the trails. But as you set off to enjoy one of Scottsdale’s many trails there are predators lurking. Not of the wild animal type, but opportunistic thieves looking to break into your car.
Scottsdale Police Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Police employees donate to local non-profit organization for awareness and education on breast cancer
Video: Behind the Badge - Commitment to Professionalism
Accreditation is a mark of excellence for public safety agencies. Police Chief Alan Rodbell leads a discussion on the process and what it means.
2019 Scottsdale Police Cadet Open House
The Scottsdale Police Department Cadet Program announces the 2019 Cadet Open House: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Video: Behind the Badge – Human Trafficking
Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell leads a discussion about what Scottsdale PD is doing to combat Human Trafficking.
Scottsdale Police are asking for help identifying a burglary suspect
The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for assistance identifying burglary suspect
Active Shooter Training with SMIL Medical Imaging
Reality-based Active Shooter Training
2019 Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Graduates
Lt's Coffee and Evans graduate from Northwestern University's School of Police and Command
Scottsdale Police Arrest Murder Suspect
On May 13th, 2019, Scottsdale Police arrest murder suspect of 79 year old woman.

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