Safford Police Department

  • Agency: Safford Police Department
  • Address: 525 S 10th Ave, Safford, 85546 AZ
  • Chief: John Griffin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 928-348-3190

Safford Police Department is located at 525 S 10th Ave, Safford, 85546 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is John Griffin. The Safford Police Department phone number is 928-348-3190.

Safford Police Department News

This is a person of interest. If anyone can recognize her, please call Safford Police Department at 928-432-4100. Thank you citizens of Gila Valley!!!

The accident on 20th Ave has been moved from the roadway and is now open.

Traffic Accident 20th Avenue in Safford. Please use alternate route due to the road being blocked in both directions.

**UPDATE** Mr. Martinez has been found. Thank you everyone for your efforts and concern. We have a great community! Thanks to everyone!!!

**UPDATE** Mr. Martinez was found. Thank you everyone for your efforts and concern. We have a great community! Thanks to everyone!!!

Just in case you were wondering like we were.

Thank you citizens! The persons of interest have been identified! You are awesome!

The Valley Police Departments participated in training on how to approach an active shooter incident. This was great training and thanks to those that put it on.

This week we are honored to celebrate National Police Week. It is a time to honor and remember those who have fallen in service to their communities and thank all those who wear the badge and serve to keep their communities safe. The Safford Police Department appreciates and honors the men and women of our community who choose to to serve despite the dangers they face by placing themselves between the lawless and the majority of law abiding citizens. To our brothers and sisters in blue, stay safe! May each officer be blessed and protected as they work selflessly each day.

We want everyone to have a safe Cinco de Mayo weekend. We have a DUI detail out this weekend so If you choose to drink always have a designated driver!

Safford Fire working on a fire down town.

We were invited to be apart of Cub Scout Day Camp!

Our 3rd Annual CORE Event is coming. Join us!!!!

4th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run BBQ Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Arizona. $10 per plate. For tickets see your friendly Safford or Thatcher Police Officers or Safford Firemen. All proceeds to the Special Olympics of Arizona. See the flyer for the dinner details.

IT'S SCAMMING SEASON!!!! The IRS Scam and Publisher's Clearance House Scam are the most popular right now. Please don't fall prey to these scams. INFO ON THE IRS SCAM: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning telephone scams are getting worse in Arizona. Scammers pose as an IRS or U.S. Treasury Department agent and victims are threatened with being arrested if they don't make an immediate payment for taxes or fines owned. "These con-artists are using scare tactics to rip off some of the most vulnerable members of our community," Brnovich said. "Arizonans need to remember the IRS will never call you and demand immediate payment," Brnovich said. Here are some things to remember that the IRS will never do: • Call to demand immediate payment or call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill. • Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. • Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card. • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. • Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying. If you believe you have been the victim of a phone scam or any other type of consumer fraud, please file a consumer complaint at or contact the Consumer Information and Complaints Unit in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763; in Tucson at (520) 628-6504 and outside the Phoenix metropolitan area at (800) 352-8431. If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at

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There is a viral post spreading across social media of a screen shot from "Roy Andres" indicating that there is going to be a school shooting at "SHS" tomorrow. This is a nationwide post that originated out of Ohio, and since has spread concern/fear with every high school with the acronym SHS. There is no credible threat to any of our schools here in Safford. As always the Safford Police Department and the Safford Unified School District will do everything to ensure the safety of our children. Joe Brugman

We would like to share a picture of the City of Safford city limits. This is where Safford Police Department patrol and handle calls for service.

Please be careful on the roads this morning. It is not ice, but water on roads that have not had any water on them for awhile can be just as slippery as ice. Give yourself extra distance between vehicles and slow down. You can be at fault for an accident for unreasonable speed for going 1mph over the speed limit, be careful especially in school zones.

Thank you to all the concerned citizens that have let us know about a child porn post being sent out by an individual. We are aware of it and are investigating it. ***********Update************ Case is still active and still being investigated. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE...The two females have been identified! Thank you again for your help.