On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 staff from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and local government joined with community members to celebrate the grand opening of the new Boulder Creek Service Center. This new center is located at 13210 Highway 9 in downtown Boulder Creek, next to the Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
This year marked 20 years of community policing in Santa Cruz County, started by then Sheriff Mark Tracy, and the opening of the San Lorenzo Valley Service Center in Felton in 1996. This new resource in Boulder Creek becomes the 7th Sheriff’s Service Center in the County and will bring a host of convenient resources to the community.
At a recent Boulder Creek Business Association (BCBA) meeting, discussion of the new satellite office came with delighted anticipation. BCBA President Justin Acton commented that the increased presence would benefit community caretaking of Boulder Creek. Boulder Creek Liberty Bank Manager Karen Edwards mentioned that the presence of Deputy Adam Roberts provides a “deterrent” to anyone considering victimizing the bank and reduces the bank’s overall risk.
For residents and visitors of Boulder Creek, Deputy Roberts’ walks through downtown and patrols of the area may seem reminiscent of days of old. However, they come with modern and collaborative crime reduction resources. Boulder Creek and surrounding residents will see faster delivery of Sheriff’s Office services and programs such as crime preventative home and business inspections, child safety and work place violence education seminars, vacation checks, and increased deterrence of crime.
For Deputy Roberts, who will be assigned to this new post, the San Lorenzo Valley is no stranger. Deputy Roberts was born and raised in Felton and attended San Lorenzo Valley High School and Cabrillo and Gavilan Colleges. Deputy Roberts studied Fire Science and worked as a Fire Fighter with Felton Fire and Cal Fire prior to being hired by the Sheriff’s Office in 2014.
Deputy Roberts and his wife Meredith are residents of the San Lorenzo Valley, and are the proud parents of their 2-year-old daughter. When he is not working for the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Roberts loves to spend time with his family, hiking and working out. When asked why he wanted this assignment, Deputy Roberts said, “The opportunity to work in the County I was raised in has been great. The ability to now work in the area I’ve called home is even better.” Deputy Roberts said he looks forward to working with visitors and residents alike to increase safety and keep Boulder Creek the beautiful and enjoyable place that it is.
The Sheriff’s Office will soon be seeking volunteers to staff the Service Center. Check our website (scsheriff.com) for information about how to become a volunteer. If you have an emergency or need Sheriff’s Office assistance please call 911 or 831-471-1121. Deputy Roberts can be reached at 831-454-7440 or email at: email@example.com