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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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Tony Blauer's philosophy and mission has remained constant since 1979. He has always searched for a better way. He has not tried to perpetuate a style; instead he has tried to educate an international community on the importance of psychology, fear management and behaviorally sound tactics. In the month of August, a...
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Hate Crimes Law Could Include Cops
The National Fraternal Order of Police is lobbying to add police officers to other victims under the Congressional hate crimes statute. Violence against police officers that is motivated by anti-police bias should be prosecuted as a hate crime, according to Jim Pasco, the executive director of the F.O.P.“Right now, it’...
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Santa Cruz Police reward kids with "Operation Chill"
Santa Cruz police are seeking to ticket as many children as possible this summer, and luckily, the tickets are for free slurpees, not fines. Police teamed up with 7-Eleven stores for Operation Chill. Officers are hoping the summer-long program changes a patrol car's reputation to be as positive as when a kid sees an ...
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Santa Cruz Police Officers' Association
PO Box 7465
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

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