PV Police Launch Extensive Social Media

The Paradise Valley Police Department recently announced the launch of several new online tools for the public. Town officials have been working in recent months to increase use of technology and better engage the community after recommendations for a technological overhaul were identified by the Paradise Valley Public Safety Task Force. The Task Force was created after a number of residential burglaries occurred in the area. The launch of new online tools include the following:

New website is online: www.paradisevalleypd.com

Twitter account at www.twitter.com/PVPolice

Facebook account at www.facebook.com/PVPolice

YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ParadiseValleyPDAZ

Online crime mapping at www.crimereports.com

Mobile app at www.mypdapp.com

Online crime tip reporting at www.tipsoft.com

These tools will allow the Police Department to provide better community interaction quickly and more effectively with the public in several areas.

Police Department Offers Summer Security

Paradise Valley PD offers vacation check

Town of Paradise Valley sign

With the uptick in the Town of Paradise Valley burglaries this year, residents need to exercise caution in securing their homes, especially when leaving for vacation. If you’re planning on being away for an extended period of time, there is a service available to residents of Paradise Valley called vacation watch. The Paradise Valley Police Department will conduct security checks of homes that are temporarily unoccupied during vacation time.

  • Vacation watches will be provided for a minimum of seven days and a maximum of four weeks.
  • Arrangements should be made with a private security company beyond four weeks.
  • The home must be unoccupied during the indicated times.
  • Homeowners or occupants must complete a new vacation watch form for each service request and submit in person at the Paradise Valley Police Department.
  • If the homeowner or occupant returns home earlier than the time indicated on the vacation watch form they must notify Paradise Valley Police Department immediately of their return.
  • Officers only will inspect readily accessible areas of the property.

Visit www.paradisevalleyaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3036 to download form.

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