SRPD Reports

Ranger Unit Update

By Ranger Officer Steven Perkins

As spring returns to the desert, the Salt River is a place of tranquility. Because of winter storms, many of the roads and normal beach areas at the river (“Whirlpool,” Pole 3, “Three Poles” and Pole 17) have been washed out, so please be aware of this—drive and park carefully. The water is flowing extremely fast, and everyone should be very careful when swimming. Bartlett Lake and the lower Salt and Verde rivers were stocked with fish in late March.

East Valley Holiday DUI Task Force Update

By Sgt. Anthony Sandoval

Over Cinco de Mayo (May 5-8), the Salt River Police Department Traffic Enforcement Bureau (TEB), Field Operations Division (FOD) and Public Safety Communications Division (PSCD) dispatchers conducted an East Valley Holiday DUI Task Force. The DUI task force operated within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The goals were to enforce tribal and state traffic laws, specifically focusing on impaired drivers, as well as to educate drivers, to increase roadway safety within the Community, and to reduce collisions-especially serious-injury and fatal collisions.

School Resource Officer Unit Report

By Officer Anslem Flores

Hello, everyone. I hope this message finds you well and in harmony with the world around you. I am pleased to say that the Salt River Police Department (SRPD) School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit and the Salt River Explorers have been involved in several Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community events this spring. From the Walk for O'odham-Piipaash to the grand opening of the new Talking Stick Resort, we are grateful to be included and contribute to all the special occasions here in the Community.