El Mirage Police Department

  • Agency: El Mirage Police Department
  • Address: 12401 W. Cinnabar Ave., El Mirage, 85335 AZ
  • Chief: Mike Frazier (Chief of Police)
Phone: 623-500-3000
Fax: 623-500-3001
Email:

El Mirage Police Department is located at 12401 W. Cinnabar Ave., El Mirage, 85335 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Mike Frazier. The El Mirage Police Department phone number is 623-500-3000.

El Mirage Police Department News

El Mirage Traffic Update June 29- July 5, 2018 www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate CIP Hotline: 623-876-4615 El Mirage Road Projects Lane restrictions may be encountered on both Thunderbird Road and El Mirage Road until this project is completed in July. Dysart Road Projects Dysart Road between Peoria Avenue and Cactus Road will be reduced to one lane in both directions until August 3rd to allow the City of Surprise to install landscaped medians. Intermittent closures of the intersections at Sahuaro Drive, Desert Cove Road, Wolfley Drive and Varney Road may occur. www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate Questions? Bryce Christo, P.E. – Assistant City Engineer 10000 N. El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335 P: 623-876-2974 | C: 623-980-9980 | F: 623-876-4605 | E: bchristo@elmirageaz.gov

CITY OF EL MIRAGE OFFICE CLOSURE NOTICE El Mirage City Hall, 10000 N. El Mirage Road, will be closed in recognition of the following holiday: 4th Of July - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 The Municipal Court located at 14010 N. El Mirage Road will be closed. The El Mirage Senior Center will be closed. Fire and Police Emergency and Non-Emergency Services are fully operational during the holiday closures. Utility Payments: Residents wishing to make payments for utility bills may utilize the drop box located in the Customer Service parking lot on Alto Street or the http://www.XpressBillPay.com feature on the City’s website at http://www.elmirageaz.gov. Trash Holiday Schedule: www.elmirageaz.gov/trash

City of El Mirage Employment Opportunities Assistant Police Chief – Open until filled Police Officer/Lateral – Closes July 31 at 5:00 p.m. Building Official – Open until filled Purchasing Administrator – Open until filled Administrative Assistant – Fire Department – Closes July 5 at 5:00 p.m. Utilities Operator Trainee/I – Closes July 5 at 5:00 p.m. Apply online at www.elmirageaz.gov.

A few photos from the funeral ceremony for Officer Paul Lazinsky at Arlington National Cemetery last week. Gone, but never Forgotten. Thank you.

El Mirage Police Department Notice to Claim Property Please call 623-500-3038 to make an appointment to claim property. Thank you.

June 2018 El Mirage, Let’s Pick It Up Winner! Thank you Miranda and Sebastian for helping us keep El Mirage beautiful by "Picking It Up!" Make sure to submit your photos for the El Mirage, Let's Pick It Up - Campaign Against Litter - to awakeman@elmirageaz.gov. Winning photo will receive a prize! Submit your photos today!

City of El Mirage Employment Opportunities Assistant Police Chief – Open until filled Police Officer/Lateral – Closes July 31 at 5:00 p.m. Building Official – Open until filled Purchasing Administrator – Open until filled Administrative Assistant – Fire Department – Closes July 5 at 5:00 p.m. Apply online at www.elmirageaz.gov.

El Mirage Traffic Update June 22-28, 2018 www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate CIP Hotline: 623-876-4615 El Mirage Road Projects Lane restrictions may be encountered on both Thunderbird Road and El Mirage Road until this project is completed in July. Maricopa County Road Projects Lane restrictions may be encountered on both Olive Avenue and El Mirage Road until this project is completed at the end of June 2018. Dysart Road Projects Dysart Road between Peoria Avenue and Cactus Road will be reduced to one lane in both directions from June 18th through August 3rd to allow the City of Surprise to install landscaped medians. Intermittent closures of the intersections at Sahuaro Drive, Desert Cove Road, Wolfley Drive and Varney Road may occur. www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate Questions? Bryce Christo, P.E. – Assistant City Engineer 10000 N. El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335 P: 623-876-2974 | C: 623-980-9980 | F: 623-876-4605 | E: bchristo@elmirageaz.gov

City of El Mirage Employment Opportunities Current Openings: Assistant Police Chief – Open until filled Police Officer/Lateral – Closes July 31 at 5:00 p.m. Building Official – Open until filled Purchasing Administrator – Open until filled Utilities Operator – Closes this Friday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. Apply online at www.elmirageaz.gov.

El Mirage was honored to have Brigadier General Brook Leonard serve as Commander at the 56th Fighter Wing and we welcome Brigadier General Todd Canterbury as the new Commander at the 56th! Thank you both for your service!

El Mirage is proud to support Luke AFB this morning at the 56th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony!

Police Activity - The Surprise Police Department is currently searching for a felony suspect in the 12700 block of West Greenway Road. You may notice an increased law enforcement presence in the area.

Officer Paul Lazinsky's ashes were taken on June 14, 2018 by the Patriot Guard Riders for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Gone, but never Forgotten.

El Mirage Selects New Fire Chief [El Mirage, AZ (06/15/18)] – On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the El Mirage City Council will affirm Mr. Chris DeChant as the new Fire Chief for the El Mirage Fire Department. Mr. DeChant served 23 years at the Glendale Fire Department. He functioned as an Operations Captain, Special Operations Captain, Division Chief of Special Operations, Division Chief of Training and Emergency Medical Services and Deputy Chief prior to being appointed as the Assistant Fire Chief in 2008. Mr. DeChant has managed various sections of the fire department including budget, personnel, planning, logistics and operations. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Science, Public Safety Administration and a Master Degree of Education, Educational Leadership. He was awarded his Chief Fire Officer designation in 2007 by the Center for Public Safety Excellence, his Executive Fire Officer designation by the National Fire Academy in 2013, and his Certified Public Manager certification by the Arizona State University Bob Ramsey Executive Education Program in 2017. Mr. DeChant currently serves as the International Public Safety Association Board Vice-Chair which is a non-profit public safety association that represents law enforcement, fire service, telecommunications, EMS, public works (water, sanitation and transportation), public health, hospitals, security, private sector and emergency management. For more information regarding the City of El Mirage Fire Department, visit the City’s website at www.elmirageaz.gov

El Mirage Traffic Update June 15-21, 2018 www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate CIP Hotline: 623-876-4615 El Mirage Road Projects Lane restrictions may be encountered on both Thunderbird Road and El Mirage Road until this project is completed in July. Maricopa County Road Projects Lane restrictions may be encountered on both Olive Avenue and El Mirage Road until this project is completed at the end of June 2018. Dysart Road Projects Dysart Road between Peoria Avenue and Cactus Road will be reduced to one lane in both directions from June 18th through August 3rd to allow the City of Surprise to install landscaped medians. Intermittent closures of the intersections at Sahuaro Drive, Desert Cove Road, Wolfley Drive and Varney Road may occur. Sawcutting of Dysart Road will take place on June 16th & 17th. www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate Questions? Bryce Christo, P.E. – Assistant City Engineer 10000 N. El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335 P: 623-876-2974 | C: 623-980-9980 | F: 623-876-4605 | E: bchristo@elmirageaz.gov

Looking for a way to stay cool this summer? EL Mirage Splash Pad: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Gateway Park. Free. YMCA Open Swim: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; lap swim and parent tot time also available. Cost: $5 individual El Mirage resident; and $10 El Mirage resident family (two adults and any children under 18 in same legal household). Contact: (602) 688-5335. Heat Relief Regional Network: Heat Refuge (water is provided) Stations through September 2018: City of El Mirage Fire Station, 13601 N. El Mirage Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday; Maricopa County El Mirage Library, 14011 N. 1st Ave., Monday-Wednesday and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADOT Pull Aside, Stay Alive After you “Pull Aside, Stay Alive,” what comes next? Turn off all vehicle lights so other cars won’t follow and possibly crash into you PHOENIX – You know not to drive into the towering wall of dust. And if a dust channel whips across a highway and engulfs your vehicle, the mantra “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” can lead you to safety. But even after you’ve pulled aside, one of the most important actions must still be taken – turn off your lights! Turn off headlights, emergency flashers, dome lights and take your foot off the brake. Stay buckled up, set the parking brake, go dark and wait for the dust storm to pass. Here’s why: If you become caught in a dust storm and have pulled off the highway, you’re in a dangerous spot – less dangerous than driving blind on the road, though – and want to hide. You can do that by turning off all vehicle lights. If you leave lights on, drivers behind you might believe you’ve found the way out and follow, crashing into your parked car because low-visibility affects depth perception. The Arizona Department of Transportation has produced 30-second public service announcements – in English and Spanish – on this topic that will air statewide on television and radio throughout monsoon season as part of ADOT’s partnership with the Arizona Broadcasters Association. The PSAs can be viewed on ADOT’s YouTube channel. As Monsoon Awareness Week begins and we near the official start of monsoon season, ADOT wants to remind drivers of the No. 1 dust-storm driving tip: Do not drive into a dust storm. “Road trips are a great way to get out and experience all that Arizona has to offer,” Governor Doug Ducey said. “If there’s a dust storm in your path, it’s time to take a break from driving. Make the safe and smart decision to delay your travel plans and wait for the storm to pass.” Towering, dense, blowing dust can drop visibility to zero. Just as dangerous are the small dust channels that whip across roadways in an instant, affording drivers little or no opportunity to avoid them. In such events, ADOT has developed the following “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” dust storm safety driving tips, which can help travelers survive a storm. • Avoid driving into or through a dust storm.If you encounter a dust storm, immediately check traffic around your vehicle (front, back and to the side) and begin slowing down. • Do not wait until poor visibility makes it difficult to safely pull off the roadway – do it as soon as possible. Completely exit the highway if you can. • Do not stop in a travel lane or in the emergency lane. Look for a safe place to pull completely off the paved portion of the roadway. • Turn off all vehicle lights. You do not want other vehicles approaching from behind to use your lights as a guide, possibly crashing into your parked vehicle. • Set your emergency brake and take your foot off the brake. • Stay in the vehicle with your seat belt buckled and wait for the storm to pass. • Drivers of high-profile vehicles should be especially aware of changing weather conditions and travel at reduced speeds. More information on dust storm safety can be found at PullAsideStayAlive.org and safety tips for driving in rainstorms can be found at azdot.gov/monsoon.

City of El Mirage Employment Opportunities Current Openings: Assistant Police Chief Police Officer Purchasing Administrator Utilities Operator I (closes June 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.) Apply online at www.elmirageaz.gov.

El Mirage Traffic Update June 8-14, 2018 www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate CIP Hotline: 623-876-4615 El Mirage Road Projects Lane restrictions may be encountered on both Thunderbird Road and El Mirage Road until this project is completed in June 2018. Maricopa County Road Projects Lane restrictions may be encountered on both Olive Avenue and El Mirage Road until this project is completed in June 2018. Upcoming Projects Dysart Road between Peoria Avenue and Cactus Road will be reduced to one lane in both directions from June 18th through August 3rd in order to install medians. www.elmirageaz.gov/ConstructionUpdate Questions? Bryce Christo, P.E. – Assistant City Engineer 10000 N. El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335 P: 623-876-2974 | C: 623-980-9980 | F: 623-876-4605 | E: bchristo@elmirageaz.gov

Congratulations to all our West Valley Explorers on your graduation today!

Honoring our West Valley Police Explorers at the Police Explorers Graduation this morning!

Thank you to all the presenters, agencies that support our youth and the generous food /water donations tonight that made the very first El Mirage Cares event a huge success!!!

Learning about drugs, awareness and communication at the El Mirage Cares event tonight until 7:30 pm at the Dysart Community Center. Come join us for this important event!

Great discussions happening on drugs, awareness and communication at the El Mirage Cares event tonight until 7:30 pm at the Dysart Community Center. Thank you to Maricopa County Attorney’s office for leading our discussion!

Setting up for El Mirage Cares event tonight at 6:00 pm at Dysart Community Center. We will be discussing drugs, awareness and communication. Come on out!