Bill's Newscast: Reviewing Police Procedures

17 October 2017  
New ‘high risk policies’ for Prescott Valley.

Prescott road improvement project in the Ruth Street area.

A Prescott road improvement project could cause delays for drivers in the Ruth Street area. Crews are saw cutting the roadway in preparation for new water main installation along Ruth Street from West Hillside Avenue to Whipple Street. Installation of new water main along Bird Street from West Hillside to near Merritt Avenue is also underway. Ruth and Bird are closed to through traffic in those areas but personnel will accommodate for local businesses and residents. Work hours are today through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm. The Dexter Neighborhood Road and Utility Upgrade Project is part of an ongoing program to replace deteriorated and undersized main lines within the City of Prescott’s utility system. Once complete, these upgrades will increase service reliability and mainline capacity for the Dexter neighborhood and surrounding areas. This project is scheduled for completion in Spring of next year.

Humboldt Unified School District Board looks at 2 partnerships

The Humboldt Unified School District Board meets at 6:30 tonight to consider renewal of 2 partnerships. An agreement with the Granite Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center would allow continued use of the facility on Scott Drive in Prescott by nursing students. Humboldt Unified School District officials say Granite Creek is one of the facilities Certified Nursing Assistant students will use for their clinical rotations starting in January. The agreement is the same as the one that was in place last year. The second agreement is a renewal with the Northern Arizona Council of Governments. The District currently provides food services to the Council’s Head Start Program. The organization is billed a per meal price, which generates revenue to offset costs charged to them, as well as provide additional funding. The School Board meeting will be held at Glassford Hill Middle School on Panther Path in Prescott Valley.

Time to plan for Christmas

With Christmas just over a couple of months away, the lights are going up at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Town of Prescott Valley officials say Public Works crews will be working now through November to put up the lights. The Civic Center will officially be lit up on December 1st. In addition to the lighting, the Winter Light Parade and the Create a Tree display will also take place. Organizations, businesses and schools are invited to submit their unusual trees that will be displayed throughout the Civic Center from December 1st through January 2nd. Applications are being accepted now through November 17th. For more information, visit the Town of Prescott Valley’s website, pvaz.net.

PV Police look at high risk policies

The Prescott Valley Police Department has new high risk policies in place. Twenty-five years ago, Town Council adopted a series of General Orders to replace the Police Department’s Policy Manual. The Department has expressed a desire to go back to the Policy Manual format. High risk policies no longer matched up to the Manual, so Council has adopted new policies. Police Chief Bryan Jarrell says review of these items is an ongoing effort. Jarrell explains there’s a problem with requiring Council action. The high risk policies cover such items as use of force, vehicle pursuits, search and seizure and custodial searches.

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