Goodyear Police Department

  • Agency: Goodyear Police Department
  • Address: 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite E-101, Goodyear, 85338 AZ
  • Chief: Jerry Geier (Chief of Police)

Goodyear Police Department is located at 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite E-101, Goodyear, 85338 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Jerry Geier. The Goodyear Police Department phone number is 623-932-1220.

Goodyear Police Department News

Five of the Goodyear Police Explorers are attending the 2 week, 80 hour Explorer Academy. This training consists of a variety of courses, including physical training, criminal law, traffic law, crime scene investigation, traffic stops, defensive tactics, and the driving course. We are excited they have the opportunity to participate in this great learning experience and look forward to the next couple of weeks! Please check back as we update this album with their progress.

Remembering those who served and paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Goodyear Police wish everyone safety this Memorial Day weekend!

Last night the Goodyear Police Department hosted its annual PD awards ceremony at Tuscany Ballroom at PebbleCreek with approximately 200 in attendance. The Department was honored to present the following awards to our well deserving members as well as several Chief’s appreciation awards to community partners. Memorandum of Commendation and Chief’s Coin of Excellence: • Sgt. Ward, Officer Campillo, Officer Hudson, Officer J. White • Officer Olson • Officer Preslar • Officer Joyce Military Service Award: All who have served in the US Armed Forces were asked to stand and be recognized. Department members who have served will receive their Military Service Award pin. Physical Fitness Recognition: • J. Mercy • K. Rogers • Ry. McCarthy • R. McCarthy • C. Alcantar • T. Hoeft • J. Bayer • J. Benker • J. Cole • G. Hindman • T. Duque • A. White • C. Mott • M. Moncada • N, Yeo • K. Cluff Community Service Award: • Sgt. Braughton • Sgt. Hughes K9 Unit Desert Dog K9 Trials Results: • 2nd place overall in Patrol • 3rd place overall in Detection • Officer J. White : 1st place Narcotics • Sgt. Hardin: 3rd place Building Search • Officer Armstead: 4th place Building Search • Officer Jordan: 4th place Explosive Detection • Officer Miller: Created and Coordinated parts of the competition Administrative Excellence Award: Chris Nadeau Superior Service Award: • Officer McCabe • Detective Weege • Detective Yeo • Officer Mitterbauer • Officer Jordan • Forensic Specialist, M. Smith Unit Citation Award: • Blue 2 Patrol Unit: Sgt. Kirk, Officer Brennan, Officer Poole, Officer C. Pacello, Officer Preslar, Officer Poninski, Officer Bonasera • School Resource Officer Unit: Sgt. Webster, Officer McFadden, Officer Konings, Officer Roberts • Records Unit: Sue Medaglia, Stefanie Boone, Dena Heck, Arleth Colmenares • NET Unit: Sgt. Brillhart, Sgt. Mattie, Officer McCabe, Officer Swain, Officer Rapaich Medal of Merit: • Officer Campillo • Officer Cummings and Officer Cluff • Officer Preslar Civilian of the Year: Anna Brehm Police Officer of the Year: Officer McCabe Chief’s Special Awards: Chief’s Business Appreciation Award: Stan Holm, CEO of Abrazo West Campus Chief’s Community Appreciation Award: Gina DeCoste, Principal of Mabel Padgett Elementary School Chief’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Award: Alberto Gutier, Director of GOHS Chief’s Partner of the Year Award: Christopher Baker, Director of Development Services Chief’s Recognition Award: Lisa Dailey, ITS Chief’s Citizen Appreciation Award: Ron and Mary Nitti

On Friday, Goodyear Police Department bid farewell to Deputy Chief Paul Marzocca. We wish him well in his new role as the Chief of Police at El Mirage Police Department. You will be missed in Goodyear and we wish you great success in El Mirage!

The pictured white male is a suspect in a shoplifting case. On March 25, 2018, he allegedly placed a computer tower in a shopping cart at the Wal-Mart on Estrella Pkwy. in Goodyear and exited the store without paying. The subject is believed to be associated with the pictured white passenger car. Total amount of loss is estimated to be approximately $2,000. Please contact Goodyear Detective Weege at (623) 882 -7540 with any information.

BUCKLE UP ARIZONA...IT'S THE LAW! In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with Goodyear Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. Arizona presently conducts enforcement under a secondary seat belt law and a primary child safety seat law. The enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage. As part of a the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law! Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicles collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state. The enforcement mobilization will run from May 21, 2018 through June 3, 2018. Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%. The proper and consistent use of child safety seats has been found to reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants (younger than 1 year old) and by 54% for toddlers (1 to 4 years old) in passenger cars. Properly installed booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% among children ages 4 to 8 years old. Funding was provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Today is Armed Forces Day, thank you to those who serve our great nation!

Attention Teens and Parents of Teens... The Goodyear Police Teen Academy is scheduled for June 18-22nd and registration is now open! To register, visit http://www.goodyearaz.gov/government/departments-divisions-a-z/police/community-policing/teen-police-academy. Hurry, space is limited and registration closes soon!

May 13-19, 2018, is Police Week and today, May 15th is National Peace Officers' Memorial Day. Let us never forget those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their communities. #thinblueline #neverforgotten

Do you know these individuals? If you have any information, you are asked to call Goodyear Police Department at 623-932-1220.

On May 3, 2018, Goodyear Police participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit AZ Special Olympics. Our team received the torch from Buckeye PD and ran 7 miles through Goodyear before handing the torch off to Avondale PD and DOC. Thanks to all who participated in this special cause.

Another warning from the Goodyear Police Department...If you like your stuff, don't leave it in plain view in your unlocked vehicle! If you see suspicious activity, report it to police by calling 911 if in progress, or call the non-emergency line 623-932-1220 to report crime that already occurred.

On Saturday, Goodyear Police Community Services Unit went to a local Crossfit gym called Crossfit Fury. They had a first time event called "Crossfit Fury 911". All of their proceeds went directly to the 100 Club which benefits family's of fallen officers as well as officers who have been injured in the line of duty. The entire event was all about raising money and awareness for the 100 Club. They raised approximately $10,000 dollars!!!! Two of Goodyear PD's finest participated in this competition. Sergeant Sean Clarke and Officer Curtis Mott. Both did excellent as they competed in 3 intense workouts called "WODS" (workout of the day). So as you can tell 3 WODS is three days of intense work out all in a matter of hours! Kudos to the two of them who represented well. Sgt. Clarke received first place in his bracket!!!! Most of the competitors were everyday athletes who came together for some friendly competition and of course to give back to the Law Enforcement Community. A big thank you to Crossfit Fury and another round of applause to those athletes today who came out and gave 100%!!

We are honored to be featured in the COPS Office #CommunityPolicing in Action #PhotoContest for the month of May. Featured is Officer McCabe visiting with a community member at #Coffeewithacop. Thank you Geoff Kinnerk for taking this winning photo!

The Goodyear Police Department is proud to once again participate in the Desert Dog Regional Police K9 Trials, which will take place this year May 5th and 6th at Sloan Park: 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway Mesa, Arizona 85201. We invite you to come out to this free family event (donations accepted at the door) and cheer for your Goodyear Police K9 teams. Officer Armstead (K9 Azzer), Officer White (K9 Rudy) and Sgt. Hardin (K9 Evo) will be competing in Patrol and Narcotics Events. Officer Jordan will be trying to retain his “Top Dog” award as well as competing in Patrol and Explosives Events. Officer Miller will be one of the event judges. We hope to see you at the event this weekend and would love to hear a big shout out for the Goodyear K9 Teams!

We are deeply saddened by the news of the line of duty death of Nogales Police Officer, Jesus Cordova. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of Officer Cordova and to our law enforcement brothers and sisters of the Nogales Police Department.

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, in an effort to protect our community members from Identity Theft AND in celebration of Earth Day, Goodyear Police Department hosted its first FREE Shred-a-Thon Event. Overall, we feel that this turned out to be a very successful event! Thanks to the hard work and organization of the Police Explorers, VIPS, Goodyear Traffic Unit, the Community Services Unit, Police administrative staff and ProShred, we were able to process 376 vehicles over the course of the 4 hour event with an average wait time of 40 minutes per vehicle. In addition to protecting the identity of our Goodyear Residents who chose to participate, we were able to recycle approximately 18,140 pounds of recyclable paper. As a result of everyone's efforts, the following resources have been conserved: 154 trees, 3,447 gallons of oil, 63,490 gallons of water, 43,536 kilowatt hours of energy and 907 cubic yards of landfill space. We also thank the community for participating and bringing along your patience as we worked hard to process every vehicle that attended as quickly as was possible. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we plan to host another event in the fall.

We regret to inform you that tonight's Coffee with a Cop at Starbucks has been cancelled. We will resume with our regular schedule, Thursday, June, 14, 2018, from 8am-9:30am at Wildflower Bread Co. 1380 N. Litchfield Rd. We regret any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!

CANCELLED.... See you in June! You asked and we listened...Evening Coffee with a Cop is tomorrow, April 25, 2018, from 5-6:30pm to accommodate all of our community members who can't make it during morning hours. Please join Goodyear Police at Starbucks 1375 N. Litchfield Rd. for coffee and conversation!

UPDATE: Goodyear Police Make A Second Arrest in Homicide Case. Joseph Gutierrez 23 y/o from Phoenix was arrested today after being released from hospital, he was injured during the shooting on April 10 that killed Antoine Rogers. He is being charged with first degree murder. Goodyear Police Arrest Suspect In Homicide Case Goodyear, Ariz. (April 19, 2018) – On April 10, 2018, Goodyear Police responded to the area of 174th Dr. and Morning Glory in reference to several reports of shots fired. Upon arrival officers found a deceased male, 29 y/o Goodyear resident, Antoine Rogers. After serving a search warrant on his Phoenix address, Goodyear police have arrested suspect, 20 year old, Anthony Perry Michael Cornejo for the April 10th homicide of Antoine Rogers. The motive for this crime appears to be drug-related. Anthony Perry Michael Cornejo has been booked into 4th Ave. jail on first degree murder charges.

Goodyear Police Department offers our sincere condolences to the Phoenix Police Department who suffered the line of duty death of hero, K9 Officer Bane. Rest In Peace K9 Bane.

Goodyear Police Alert: Around 10:30pm last night, Goodyear officers responded to several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of 174th Dr. and Morning Glory. Upon arrival on-scene officers discovered a deceased male gun-shot wound victim. 3-4 Latino males wearing bandanas were seen leaving the scene. This is an on-going complex investigation, but police believe this is an isolated incident. If anyone has information, please call Goodyear Police at 623-932-1220. In addition, Goodyear Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team will be in the area and available to speak with concerned neighbors. Update: the victim has been identified as 29 y/o Goodyear resident, Antoine Rogers.

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Goodyear Officers attended the “BE SAFE” safety training event at Wigwam Creek Middle School. Goodyear Police Department members were invited to attend this important event designed specifically for students with autism and other disabilities to learn how to interact with the police in a safe manner. There were approx. 80 people from the community in attendance, including more than 30 young people and their parents/guardians and caregivers. Goodyear Police Department members were excited for the opportunity to build positive relationships between the police and our community members.