Crime and Safety Information
The Town of Oro Valley is divided into four (4) police beats to determine workload and crime statistics. The size and boundary of each beat is determined by the historical data of calls for service and geographic factors. One or more patrol officers may be assigned to each beat at any time of the day. Each patrol officer is assigned a beat and is responsible for calls for service and community related activities in that beat.
The Oro Valley Crime Fighter newsletter is sent out several times a year to homeowner associations, Neighborhood Watch groups and is archived on the OVPD website. This newsletter provides crime statistics, seasonal, home, personal and other safety tips throughout the year. The Crime Fighter is maintained by the Community Resources Unit.
Distracted Driving Ordinance
Effective January 6, 2017, the Town of Oro Valley is a “hands-free” town, meaning drivers are not allowed to hold a cellular phone or other electronic mobile device while operating a motor vehicle. This ordinance also applies to drivers stopped at a red light.
Oro Valley Citizen Corps Council
The Oro Valley Citizen Corps Council (OVCCC) was formed in 2002 in response to the President’s call for local communities to take the lead in emergency preparedness.