January 26 and 28 City Council meetings canceled

judyhector Public Affairs Press Releases

The Sierra Vista City Council work session and meeting scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday of this week have been canceled due to staffing issues related to COVID-19. Some City staff have been placed on quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The City conducts rigorous contact tracing, and that can mean a short quarantine for those who may have …

Task force makes five DUI arrests in Cinco de Mayo detail

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

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

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

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

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

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 …

Plan for CDBG funds now open for public comment

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

The City of Sierra Vista’s Draft 2021 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan is now open for a 30-day public comment period after being presented to the City Council at a public hearing on Thursday. The plan was revised based on the guidance provided by the City Council at a public hearing in March when City staff and three …

Callers must dial 10 digits on local calls starting Oct. 24, 2021

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases, SEACOM Press Releases

This press release is being distributed on behalf of Southeastern Arizona Communications (SEACOM). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that 10-digit dialing will be required for local calls starting Oct. 24, 2021 and encourages callers to begin using their three-digit area code on local calls now. Southeastern Arizona Communications (SEACOM) reminds residents that emergency services will still be reached …

Join the Citizen Police Academy this summer

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

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 …

Offer input on Fort Huachuca Joint Resource Utilization Study

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

Area residents are invited to attend a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to learn about the Fort Huachuca Joint Resource Utilization Study (JRUS) and offer input to inform its development. The JRUS is a regional land use and resource planning effort to identify and address compatibility issues between Fort Huachuca and the surrounding community …

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 …

Council adopts development code changes

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

Football field to be dedicated to Keith Hampton The Sierra Vista City Council voted unanimously to adopt proposed development code changes at its regular meeting on Thursday. One code change creates a process for the City to offer additional flexibility to a resident or homeowner seeking to modify their home to accommodate a disability. The process would allow the modification …

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 …