San Luis Police Department to participate in No-Shave November


Beginning November 1st and running through the end of March, San Luis Police Department officers will be sporting a new look to support a worthy cause.

The No-Shave November is a national movement that encourages men to raise awareness and funding for cancer-related charities, including the American Cancer Society, non-profit organizations related to domestic violence awareness and local youth organizations among others. Last year the San Luis Police Department collected a little over $1000.00 from the San Luis police officers that participated on this worthy cause. All the donated money was split in separate, but equal amounts and donated to several cancer related charities.

Officers generally have to follow strict rules about facial hair, but these rules will be relaxed a bit this November and it will go through next year at the end of March of 2019. Officers will be allowed to grow neatly trimmed beards and goatees, but will focus on keeping a professional image as they continue serving the community.

Interim Chief of Police Richard Jessup adds, “do to the success of last year’s fundraising campaign, our goal is to raise more funds then we did the previous year to assist those organizations that reach into our community on a daily basis.”

Student Charged with Felony Charge for School Threat


On 10-23-2018, during evening hours, a 16 y/o male subject was arrested by San Luis Police Officers after making threats of a shooting in a school on the social media platform Snapchat. San Luis officers arrested the male juvenile with the assistance of the Yuma Police Department, when the juvenile turned himself in at their facility. The male juvenile was ultimately booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Center under the felony charge of interference with or disruption of an educational institution.

The San Luis Police Department, working in conjunction with Yuma Police Department, the Yuma Union High School District #70 and San Luis High School, encourages everyone to report any threats to school officials and the police department. The San Luis Police Department wishes to inform the public that such threats under any circumstances will be taken seriously and not be tolerated. Those responsible will be arrested and booked in jail.

Labor Day DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI Enforcement Detail and (STEP) Traffic Enforcement Detail from Labor Day weekend August 31st, 2018 till September 3rd, 2018 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving.

Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents.

The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this Labor Day weekend. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

Former Student Charged with Felony Charge for School Threat


On 08-27-2018, during late evening hours, the San Luis Police received information of a possible threat made against San Luis High School via Facebook. Officers were able to locate the individual, who was arrested and ultimately booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Center under the felony charge of interference with or disruption of an educational institution.

The San Luis Police Department, working in conjunction with Yuma Union High School District #70 and San Luis High School, encourages everyone to report any threats to school officials and the police department. The San Luis Police Department wishes to inform the public that such threats under any circumstances will be taken seriously and not be tolerated. Those responsible will be arrested and booked in jail.

SLPD Press Statement


Yesterday July 24, 2018, the San Luis Police Department received a complaint by David Lara concerning a request for an investigation of Mayor Gerardo Sanchez alleging improper influence of an investigation of a police officer based on another complaint by Mr. Lara. “As Chief, I would certainly know if an investigation which is supervised by me is being improperly influenced.” “At no time has Mayor Sanchez ever attempted to influence any investigation, much less the one in question. As the complaint is baseless at its core, there is no action to be taken.” “If Mr. Lara feels a crime has been committed, he is perfectly free to file that complaint with either the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office or the Department of Public Safety. But since it is believed that this is being done solely for political publicity, this department sees no reason to be involved. The department’s information reports on this matter are a public record.”

4th of July DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI Enforcement Detail and (STEP) Traffic Enforcement Detail from June 30th, 2018 till July 4th, 2018 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving.

Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents.

The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this weekend. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI Enforcement Detail and (STEP) Traffic Enforcement Detail from May 25th, 2018 till May 28th, 2018 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving.

Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents.

The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this weekend. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI enforcement detail and Traffic Enforcement detail from May 3rd, 2018 till May 5th, 2018 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving.

Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents.

The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this weekend. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

 

“Kidnapping Attempt”


On March 22, 2018 at 5:39 p.m., officers from the San Luis Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping call that occurred by Main Street and Los Oros Street.

San Luis Police officers met with a 14 year old female, who reported that she was able to physically pull away from a male subject that attempted to pull her inside his car. The female victim describe the suspect as being of a medium built between 5’11” to 6’0” with a Spanish speaking adult deep voice, wearing all black clothes with a black ski mask. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a dark Honda possibly an Accord or Civic with no registration plate. The San Luis Police Department is investigating this incident and following all investigative leads.

The San Luis Police Department is asking the public remain vigilant of their surroundings and to always carry a fully charged cell phone, and to let someone know whenever going for a walk alone as safety precautions.

If anyone in the public has any information regarding this incident that could lead to the identification and apprehension of possible suspect(s), please notify the San Luis Police Department or your local police department.

DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI enforcement detail and Traffic Enforcement detail March 23, 2018 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving.

Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents.

The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this weekend. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.