Task force makes five DUI arrests in Cinco de Mayo detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made five DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Wednesday, May 5, due to Cinco de Mayo. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Huachuca City Police Department, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The detail resulted in the following: 98 traffic stops or contacts, 69 warnings or repair orders, four civil speed citations, eight miscellaneous civil citations, five seat belt violation citations, one distracted driving citation …

Local man arrested for aggravated assault after Tuesday shooting

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a Sierra Vista man on several charges including aggravated assault when he confessed to shooting another man in the leg shortly after the incident occurred on Tuesday morning. SVPD officers responded to the 200 block of W. Berridge Drive for a report of a male subject who had been shot. The first officer arrived …

SVPD receives state grant for AZTraCS

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Thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Sierra Vista Police Department will soon implement a new scanner system in patrol vehicles that will enable officers to process paperwork more efficiently. The new system, called Arizona Traffic and Criminal Software (AZTraCS), enables officers to collect information about drivers and vehicles electronically from their patrol vehicles. It …

Join the Citizen Police Academy this summer

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Local adults seeking a behind-the-scenes experience of police work can apply now for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy hosted by the Sierra Vista Police Department. Classes will be held in the police department auditorium once a week from 6 to 9 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks starting in August. Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 4. The class size …

Shelter offers free parvo shots for Sierra Vista puppies

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The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center will offer free parvo vaccinations to eligible puppies in Sierra Vista under the age of 9 months to help prevent future outbreaks of this contagious canine disease. The shelter’s new Puppy Parvo Prevention Program (4P) is sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter. Puppy owners can sign up to participate …

SVPD awarded CALEA accreditation for third time

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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies recently awarded the Sierra Vista Police Department its law enforcement accreditation for the third time, affirming the department’s ongoing commitment to professional excellence. The accreditation remains in effect for four years and this marks the third time the department has earned this rigorous accreditation since initially receiving it in 2014. By obtaining …

SVPD glows teal for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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The Sierra Vista Police Department’s exterior lights have been fitted to glow teal throughout April as a visual pledge of support for survivors of sexual violence. SVPD is also hosting an informational display inside its lobby. Teal is the designated color for sexual assault awareness and SVPD recognizes the importance of bringing attention to this widespread issue. More than one …

Task force makes seven DUI arrests in St. Patrick’s Day detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made seven DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Wednesday, March 17, due to St. Patrick’s Day. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Huachuca City Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Bisbee Police Department. The detail resulted in the following: 124 traffic stops or contacts, 94 warnings or repair orders, nine civil speed citations, 11 miscellaneous civil citations, two seat …