Snowflake-Taylor Police Department

  • Agency: Snowflake-Taylor Police Department
  • Address: 602 South Main St., Snowflake, 85937 AZ
  • Chief: Jerry VanWinkle (Chief of Police)

Snowflake-Taylor Police Department is located at 602 South Main St., Snowflake, 85937 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Jerry VanWinkle. The Snowflake-Taylor Police Department phone number is 928-536-7688.

Snowflake-Taylor Police Department News

Check out our fancy new ADA compliant parking lot and entrance! This improvement was recently completed as part of a multi-site grant funded project in the Town of Snowflake. Thank you all for your patience during the construction.

Happy Weekend Everybody! We finally have some information for you in regards to the rabies shot clinic. The clinic will be held May 26th here at the police department from 10am - 2pm. Prices are as follows: Rabies shots $10 5 in 1 $22 Town tags $5 We will see you there!!

A little late posting this... but we were able to participate in the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run back on April 30th. We sure appreciate all of the support from the schools and passersby as they cheer on the Olympians! We also appreciate the patience of the community with the traffic control. Additionally, we want to give a GINORMOUS shout out to Walmart, who happened to bring in lunch that day... it was a HUGE treat after the run!!

Good morning! Our internet phone lines are down this morning, however if you call 536-4102 you can reach us!! Thank you.

First things first, we would like to introduce you to the newest member of our department, Doc. Smoke is currently enjoying retirement... lounging on a beach somewhere with a cold fruity drink and a dish of dog food! Doc and Officer Whipple recently completed their certification in patrol and drug detection. Today, Doc and Officer Whipple confiscated over 100 pounds of marijuana during a multi-agency interdiction detail on the I-40 in Apache County, when this rental vehicle was stopped and Doc alerted on the rear door. Way to go you two.. what a great team!!

Just a quick friendly reminder that access to our lobby remains closed. We thank you for your patience and hope to have it open by Saturday. We will keep you posted... in the meantime, please call 536–7500 for assistance needed. Have a great day!!

We were informed that construction starts tomorrow, May 2nd, at the police department. Our lobby will not be accessible during this phase of the project. Please call 928-536-7500 if you need assistance!!!

As part of a grant funded project to ensure ADA compliance, the Snowflake Taylor Police Department is going to be under construction as soon as the end of this week. During this time, our lobby will be closed. We are hoping the extent of the closure will only be 3-4 days. Needs can still be met via phone at 928-536-7500 while the lobby in inaccessible. We will post signs both at the department as well as online once construction has begun. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!!

It's that time of year again!! Today at around 12:15 we will be running/walking/biking/jogging/crawling the Special Olympics torch through Snowflake & Taylor. We will be making stops in front of all of the schools so that the students can cheer on our Olympians after which we will pass the torch to Show Low PD. If you see us, give us a yell or a honk! Have a great Monday!

It was a packed house at NPC today for the 8th annual Navajo County Victims’ Rights Symposium. This year’s event featured Elizabeth Smart as the guest speaker.

Good morning - we want to take a moment to reiterate our county's current burning guidelines. We are now in a Stage 1 restriction period. Under these restrictions, there is NO open burning allowed, even if you have obtained a permit. There are are also other restrictions related to target shooting, fireworks, campfires and smoking. We do not have an estimated date that these guidelines will be lifted, however you can visit to keep yourself "in the know". Please refer to this helpful flyer to educate yourself on the restrictions put into effect in an effort to keep our beautiful communities safe!! Thank you as always for your efforts!

The Snowflake-Taylor PD is currently hiring for the position of Dispatcher. We will be accepting applications through May 19th. Applications can be picked up in person at the police department or a printable, but not fillable copy found on our online page at (departments/police department/ police forms and applications/dispatch application).

Well, another successful DARE graduation in the books! We sure are proud of these students. Thank you all for coming out and supporting them last night. We were missing a few due to other scheduled events, so we wanted to share the DARE video for any who may have missed it. Congrats again Snowflake Intermediate 6th graders!!

Calling all Snowflake Intermediate School 6th grade family and friends - DARE graduation is tonight at 6pm at the SHS Auditorium. Come out and support your graduates and the commitments that they have made to be drug and bully free! We are sure proud of these kiddos. See you there!!!

Great news.. we’ve got the all clear with 911. Thank you for your patience!! Have a great week.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Please be advised that our 911 line is currently down. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 928-536-7500!! We will inform you as soon as they have us back up and running. Thank you as always!

Warrants issued for the month of March

Happy Monday! We wanted to help share dates for the upcoming car seat clinics offered by Taylor-Snowflake Fire & Medical. Come learn about proper installation, recalls and laws from certified technicians. For more information leave a message for Rhonda at the Taylor-Snowflake Fire Department @ 928-536-7900. See you there!!!

UPDATE 3/7/2018 @1500 hours: Snowflake-Taylor PD received a call of a person matching the description from the school incident who appeared to be hiding around the LDS chapel on Centennial Blvd. Officers located the person who matched the description given by the school. The suspect was found in possession of a black case containing an older style VHS camcorder. The case looks very similar to that of a gun case. No firearms were found. He was taken into custody and booked on several unrelated charges. Thank you to the Taylor Intermediate School, their staff and students for being alert and attentive and acting exactly as they should! We are ecstatic that all went well and everyone is safe. Thanks to the community for your help and support!! Have a great night!! ATTENTION: At approximately 1230 on 3/7/18 The Snowflake-Taylor Police Department received a call of a suspicious person leaving the school grounds near the Taylor Intermediate. Students said the subject may have had a gun. Officers arrived in the area immediately and all Taylor Schools and NAA were placed under lock down. Officers from the Navajo County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety arrived to assist. Officers began searching the school as well as the immediate area surrounding the school. No one was found in the area. Officers will remain at the Taylor Schools until buses are loaded and leave at the normal times. Thank you.

***COMMUNITY ALERT*** As always, thank you for your diligence in these matters. Please read Navajo County Sheriff's Office's entire post in reference to the appropriate action to take if you were to see these individuals. Have a great rest of the week and stay safe!

Well, we had a surprise visit from Flat Stanley out of Williston, North Dakota today! Unfortunately, she had a warrant... but after a brief stint behind bars and a good lecturing from dispatch, she is on her way back home to tell the students at her school how awesome the Snowflake-Taylor community is!! Looks like she also received a SHS cheer outfit - what a fun trip! Safe travels Flat Stanley!!

We too have been notified of this post. We understand the concern of our local communities and echo the response by the Show Low Police Department. We have contacted the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center and they are currently looking into this information and post also. We would like our communities to know that we will have an increased presence in and around our local schools tomorrow. Again, if any cause for concern arises, we will notify the community immediately. Thank you.

We are happy to report that Johnny Frank Narrish has now been safely located. Thank you for your help in locating him. Have a great rest of your Presidents Day!

Community alert: we are currently trying to locate Jonny Frank Narrish, also goes by Frank Narrish, Frank Garland, and sometimes Michael Garland. 14 yrs old, approx. 5'05", 115 lbs. Short, brown, spikey hair, blue-green eyes. Last seen wearing a purple and black button-up shirt with a blue Snowflake zip-up hoodie, faded blue jeans and black low top sneakers. May have a back pack full of clothes. He was last seen at around 5:30 PM in the vicinity of Snowflake Junior High. If you have seen him, know anything about his whereabouts or have any additional information, please call the Snowflake Taylor Police Department at 928-536-7500. As always, thank you for all of your help and have a very safe holiday weekend.