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    History Of The SCPOA

    The history of the Santa Cruz Police Department begins with the incorporation of the city in 1866.A Board of Trustees governed the new town, and S.W. Field, President of the Board, appointed the first Police Chief in 1867.

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    Meet The Board

    The Santa Cruz Police Officers’ Association is committed to the betterment of our members, our organization and the community we serve. We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing fear and the incidence of crime.

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    About The SCPOA

    The Santa Cruz Police Officers' Association’s goal is to professionally represent the Police Officers' that comprise the majority of the Santa Cruz Police Department. In order to achieve this goal, the SCPOA strives to promote...

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Featured News

UCSC Scholarship Created in Memory of Slain Santa Cruz Police Officer Elizabeth Butler
Detective Butler was a 1996 UCSC grad, and died in the line of duty in February 2013, at 38, along with Det. Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker. A scholarship fund has been created in memory of University of California at Santa Cruz graduate and Santa Cruz police Det. Elizabeth Butler who was killed on-duty with another officer...
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Club honors Santa Cruz firefighter, police officer
In recognition of service and dedication to the city of Santa Cruz, the Surf City Exchange Club of Santa Cruz recognized a Santa Cruz police officer and firefighter during the Blue and Gold Ceremony on Friday at the Portuguese Hall at Harvey West Park. This year's honorees are firefighter Clayton Ogden and officer Eil...
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Santa Cruz teacher put on leave during police probe
A Westlake Elementary teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after "inappropriate content" was found on a school laptop in January, according to a letter sent to parents Thursday. Principal Clyde Curley told parents the computer was turned over to Santa Cruz police, who are conducting an investigation bu...
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Santa Cruz Police Officers' Association
PO Box 7465
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

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