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For more than 14 years, it has been my pleasure to serve as the Chief of Police for the town of Oro Valley. I consider myself fortunate to work for an amazing community and to stand beside the honorable men and women of the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD). Throughout my 36-year career, community policing principles have been the foundation of my role as a police officer, supervisor, manager and leader.
Ironwood Ridge overcame a pair of four-run deficits, and Skyler Bracety had a pair of clutch hits, to beat Tucson High 8-7 in 11 innings in the Division II State Softball Playoffs.
On Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department, Oro Valley Optimist Club and the Kyle Franks Foundation will host the sixth annual Drug Awareness Day for all fifth-grade students in the Amphitheater School District.
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Next month, the Town of Oro Valley will mark its 40th Anniversary since incorporation in 1974. What began as a small community of 2.4 square miles and a population of 1,200 has grown to a thriving town of 36 square miles and more than 41,000 residents. The town has grown, but we’ve also maintained a focus on core values and services.
If you’re driving north on Oracle Road between Ina and Magee roads and see flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror, you’ve probably been stopped as part of the Oro Valley Police Department’s HiVE program.
The simple act of making a New Year’s resolution gives you a head start over those who avoid the annual tradition. Research has shown that those of us who make resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking or otherwise strive for self-improvement have greater rates of success for meeting those goals (or any goals) than people who don’t make resolutions.
Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp welcomes residents at the Oro Valley 14th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.
Before Golder Ranch Fire Chief Randy Karrer entered the lifesaving business, it was his life being saved.
During the last two weeks, officers with the Oro Valley Police Department have been training at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy for something they hope they will never have to deal with – a person with a gun roaming the hallways.
Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp will continue to report to town council after a 4-3 vote on June 19 rejected placing him under the direct supervision of Town Manager Greg Caton.
The Oro Valley Police Department is pleased to announce that the School Resource Officers (SRO) Unit was chosen as a model SRO agency by the Arizona School Resource Officers Association (ASROA). OVPD Police Chief Daniel G. Sharp will be attending a conference on June 18, 2013 in Scottsdale to receive this recognition.
Following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children and six staff members were killed by a lone gunman, state and federal lawmakers began discussions on how to better protect America’s students.
It was a packed room at the Sun City Social Hall on Tuesday when Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp discussed community policing – a sign the residents of Oro Valley are not only interested in the topic, but already implementing it.
On Tuesday, January 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Sun City Posse will host a Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness Seminar at the Sun City Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
On Dec. 12, students, police, and community members gathered for an annual shopping spree at the Oro Valley Target as part of the Shop-With-A-Cop program. The 18 students selected to Shop-With-A-Cop spent an afternoon stocking up on clothes, toys, and Christmas presents, courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #53.
The Town of Oro Valley’s council meetings are back in full swing, following a two-month summer break, and it hasn’t taken long for some discord to surface between the council members.
An Oro Valley councilman predicts that a management study of the town’s police department is not a dead issue and might resurface in some form in the next 60 to 90 days.
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has reappointed Oro Valley Councilwoman Mary Snider to the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA). Snider, who was originally appointed four years ago by form Gov. Janet Napolitano, is one of two public members on the AATA Board of Directors. There are 12 members total.
American Legion film screening
Oro Valley residents had the opportunity to hear the perspectives of the six candidates running for Town Council when Sun City hosted a forum at the town’s Social Hall on Feb. 18.