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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Video: Behind the Badge – Internal Affairs
What really goes on during a police department internal affairs investigation? Hint – your favorite crime drama probably got it wrong.
Police Service Dog Scout Retires
Scottsdale Police Service Dog "Scout" retires after 6 1/2 years of service.
Video: Behind the Badge – Records
Find out how the Scottsdale Police Department manages the thousands of records requests it receives every year.
Video: Behind the Badge – Back to School
Learn how the Scottsdale Police Department partners with area school districts to provide a safe environment for students.
2nd Degree Murder Suspect Arrested
Scottsdale Police arrested suspect Daniel James Hinton for 2nd Degree Murder
SPD Leaders Graduate from Northwestern University
SPD Commander Minor and Lieutenant Nichols complete 10 week Staff and Command Program at Northwestern University
Video: Behind the Badge – Homelessness
Learn about the collaboration of departments across the city to address homelessness.
The Scottsdale Angels Are Ready
Committed to helping those suffering from addiction by providing an evaluation and work to secure appropriate services
Allison Feldman murder suspect arrested
Suspect arrested for 2015 murder of Allison Feldman
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for non-emergency callers
Interactive Voice Response Implemented
Video: Behind the Badge - Scottsdale PD is hiring!
Do you want to work in the Scottsdale Police Department? Learn about physical fitness requirements, background checks and polygraph tests.
Circle K Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
Scottsdale Police arrest Circle K armed robbery suspect
Update - Fatal Collision at Scottsdale & Doubletree
Scottsdale Police investigate a single car fatality
Police seeking help in locating fugitive
Police request help to locate fugitive of justice, Gloria Schulze

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