Watsonville Police Department

Watsonville Police Department LogoThe Watsonville, CA Police Department is a longtime partner with Kidpower in the local community and now also an International Child Protection Month Partner!

The Watsonville Police Assistance Fund has recently made a generous grant to fund local Kidpower personal safety workshops, with a call to local businesses to match or exceed their gift. Additionally, Watsonville PD is sending out bilingual Kidpower child protection and safety tips in English and Spanish through social media and newsletters.

Photo of Manny Solano, Watsonville Police Chief

Chief Manny Solano

I have been an advisor to Kidpower for over 20 years and strongly recommend their approach of providing actual practice of safety skills in ways that are fun and empowering rather than scary. These skills can help protect children from most violence including kidnapping, abuse, and bullying. Learning Kidpower brings greater confidence to young people and greater peace of mind to the adults who love them.” — Watsonville Police Chief Manny Solano

Mission Statement: We, the members of the Watsonville Police Department dedicate ourselves to prevent, reduce, and suppress crime (and the fear it instills) through the philosophy of building relationships with the people we serve. We will accomplish this by applying community policing and long term problem solving. From our mission statement comes our motto; “Leadership, Partnership and Quality Service”.

Values Statement: We, the members of the Watsonville Police Department, value the institution of law, our constitution, and the reputation of our department. As individuals, we value and depend on one another to protect that reputation and provide fair and impartial service to our residents. We do that by learning, implementing and modeling character qualities such as; Honor, Alertness, Compassion, Creativity, Responsibility, Dependability, Discretion, Enthusiasm, Gratefulness, Initiative, Justice, Loyalty, Self-control, Thoroughness, Truthfulness and Virtue.

Newspaper clipping image - Watsonville Police donate funds to Kidpower article. Published 29Aug2015 in the Register-Pajaronian

Aug. 29, 2015: Watsonville Police Sgt. Henry Robles presents a check for $2,000 Thursday to Irene van der Zande, founder of Kidpower. (Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

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