SVPD seeks the public’s assistance with cold case

 Sierra Vista, AZ.  02/16/23. Sierra Vista Police Department detectives are working on a cold case and would like the public’s assistance.

 On Aug. 30, 2015, 74-year-old Doris J. Brooks was found deceased in her home in the Los Arcos Mobile Home Park. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

 We are asking anyone who may have information related to this homicide to call SVPD Detective John Andela at (520) 452-7500.



SVPD hosts CALEA online portal for public comments on its performance

 Sierra Vista, AZ.  02/08/23. The Sierra Vista Police Department now offers an online portal for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) to receive comments from the public regarding SVPD’s performance as part of the department’s pursuit of its fourth consecutive CALEA accreditation.

 CALEA has announced it will shift back to site-based assessments and launch the new web-based public comment portal for both initial accreditations and for agencies like SVPD, which will next seek re-accreditation in October 2024. The online portal is available year-round on the City’s website at:

 The purpose of the new portal is to receive comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. The accreditation process is intended to provide participating agencies with information to support continuous improvement and foster pursuit of professional excellence.

 “The Sierra Vista Police Department is committed to a constant exploration of how to do better,” SVPD Police Chief Adam Thrasher says. “We invite the public to share both what we do well and how we can improve with CALEA by using this new portal.”

Patch photo courtesy of City of Sierra Vista. Canva
Patch photo courtesy of City of Sierra Vista.

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