SRPD Reports

SRPD Received Four Awards from the Indian Country Intelligence Network

By Det. Vicente Cendejas

The Salt River Police Department received four awards from the Indian Country Intelligence Network (ICIN).

SRPD recognizes Law Enforcement Commission Member

Submitted by Det. Vicente Cendejas

On Thursday December 5, 2013, Chief Patrick Melvin recognized Law Enforcement Commission (LEC) board member and former Salt River Police Sergeant William (Bill) Valencia with a retirement badge, wallet and Chief’s Coin of Excellence. Retired Sergeant Valencia’s commitment to upholding the core values of SRPD was acknowledged and Chief Melvin felt it important for him to be acknowledged for his time and dedication to the department and Community. We wish him the best for the future and in all of his endeavors.

2013 Terry Bennett Memorial Police Motorcycle Training and Competition

By Det. Vicente Cendejas

On September 20 and 21, Salt River Police Department (SRPD) Traffic Enforcement Bureau (TEB) Officers Christopher Morin, Forest Wood, Kenneth Kelly, and James Southard attended the 2013 Terry Bennett Memorial Police Motorcycle Training and Competition in San Diego. The competition’s primary purpose to raise money for charity and to educate the public of the contribution of the motorcycle officers in keeping the peace and providing for public safety. The competition featured many of the top riders from around the Southwest (California, Mexico, and Arizona) to practice a challenging cone course, exchange training ideas and techniques, and compete for honors.