Surprise Police Department

  • Agency: Surprise Police Department
  • Address: 14250 W. Statler Plaza, Suite #103, Surprise, 85374-7481 AZ
  • Chief: Michael T Frazer (Chief of Police)
Phone: 623.222.4000
Fax: 623.222.4001

Surprise Police Department is located at 14250 W. Statler Plaza, Suite #103, Surprise, 85374-7481 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael T Frazer. The Surprise Police Department phone number is 623.222.4000.

Surprise Police Department News

In early December 2017 the Surprise Police Department became aware of a situation regarding our processes for sex offender community notifications. It was discovered that during calendar years 2016 and 2017 there were a total of 22 community notifications which were not completed. Additionally, there were 10 offenders who had not yet been evaluated to determine whether or not they were subject to community notification in accordance with Arizona state law. Upon discovering this information, the Surprise Police Department immediately established a plan to assess the scope of the issue and begin making appropriate community notifications. Additionally, an internal investigation was started to determine how this occurred. The evaluation and notification process involves many steps which include obtaining records from the jurisdictions where the original offense occurred. We have made completing the notifications a priority and are dedicated to completing the process by the end of March 2018. To date, Surprise Police have completed community notifications on 8 of the 22 registered sex offenders. As we work to complete the notifications, residents are encouraged to continue utilizing the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender Registration website which allows residents to identify whether or not there are registered sex offenders living in their community. Here is the link: http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=55662. Our investigations team is cross-referencing all sex crimes in the City of Surprise with the names, descriptions, and addresses of these known sex offenders. At this time, there is no information or evidence to indicate any of these registered sex offenders have committed any sex crimes in our community within this time period. In order to maintain the level of excellence our community has rightfully come to expect from the Surprise Police Department, we have recently implemented an inspection function which is designed to look at critical operations within the department and ensure they are being completed in accordance with established protocols. “The men and women of the Surprise Police Department are committed to maintaining our public’s trust, the safety of our community and the level of service expected of us. We are thoroughly investigating this matter to determine how and why it occurred and correct any deficiencies which allowed it to occur in the first place,” said Surprise Police Chief Terry Young. Residents with questions regarding this matter are encouraged to contact our Criminal Investigations Division Commander Johnson at 623-222-4048.

On January 31st, 2018 officers from the Surprise Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 am on January 31st, 2018 at McDonalds located at 14553 W. Grand Avenue and will go until 10:00 am. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Surprise’s neighborhoods.

On January 31st, 2018 at 6pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting an informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza. The meeting is designed to inform the public about the Citizens Patrol and opportunities the program offers to those who are willing to volunteer. Come join the internationally acclaimed Volunteer Service organization, a winner of the 2015 IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs. Surprise Police Chief Terry Young is scheduled to appear and will speak to those in attendance. Besides patrolling the streets and assisting at crime scenes, the Surprise Citizens Patrol partners with the police on programs such as vacation watch and the “We Care” Program. So, come join our Citizen Patrol at the meeting and learn more about the program and this exciting volunteer opportunity. Click here to learn more about the Surprise Citizen Patrol: http://ow.ly/PiPoX

In this week’s Traffic Tip Tuesday, Officer Drew Persha discusses positioning for left and right hand turns…..

On 1/11/18 Surprise Police Department’s Animal Care and Control Unit responded to a call regarding a live puppy found in a plastic bag inside of a dumpster. The dog was found in a dumpster behind the CVS store located at Litchfield Road and Greenway Road. The puppy was in a state of neglect when found and was transported for medical evaluation and treatment. Arrangements are being made with the Arizona Humane Society to nurse the dog back to health and up for adoption. The Surprise Police Department is investigating and seeking public assistance with this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623-222-TIPS (8477) or via e-mail at CrimeTips@surpriseaz.gov. Please reference incident number 180102249 when calling or e-mailing.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Caitlyne Morrison, a 16 year old runaway. Caitlyne Morrison is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5'6" tall and 130 lbs with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Caitlyne Morrison is asked to contact the Surprise Police at (623) 222.4000, or 623.222.TIPS (8477), or email crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. When contacting the police; reference incident number #180101936.

Congratulations to Officer Wendy Klarkowski from YOUR Surprise Police Department for recieving the Dysart School District Heartbeat award!

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jordan Watkins, a 15 year old runaway. Jordan Watkins is described as a white male, approximately 5'7" tall, 120 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Jordan Watkins is asked to contact the Surprise Police at (623) 222.4000, or 623.222.TIPS (8477), or email crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. When contacting the police; reference incident number #180101854.

On 1/10/2018 The Surprise Police Department’s Citizens Patrol was honored by the Lady Putters' Organization of Sun City Grand. The Lady Putters group also presented the Citizen’s Patrol with a donation of more than $1,100. These funds will be used to help purchase additional traffic control safety items for the Citizen’s Patrol. Thank you to the Lady Putters of Sun City Grand for this great contribution!

A message from YOUR Surprise Police Department about leaving valuable items in your vehicle.....

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Nicole Ellsworth, a 17 year old runaway. Nicole Ellsworth is described as a white female approximately 5'4" tall and 180 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothes she was wearing when she left her home. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Nicole Ellsworth is asked to contact the Surprise Police at (623) 222.4000, or 623.222.TIPS (8477), or email crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. When contacting the police; reference incident number #180101614.

It's a new year and we are committed as ever to being YOUR Police Department! Thank you to our wonderful community for your continued support!

Did you know that tailgating is a contributing factor in more than one third of all crashes? Drive Wise, Surprise! Learn more at: www.Surpriseaz.gov/drivewise.

This is a beacon for thieves! Locking your car can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of vehicle burglaries by 60%.

YOUR Surprise PD is seeking assistance to identify this man. He is believed to be involved in multiple shoplifting cases from CVS and Walgreens locations in Surprise. If you are able to identify him please contact Det. Forbrook at 623-222-4182 or via e-mail at CrimeTips@Surpriseaz.gov. Reference #180100160.

YOUR Surprise PD is seeking assistance to identify these two females. They are persons of interest in a case where a victim’s wallet was stolen. These two are believed to have used the victim’s stolen credit card. If you can assist in identifying them, please contact Det. Daniels at 623-222-4341 or e-mail CrimeTips@Surpriseaz.gov. Reference #171202775.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating January Ramirez, a 15 year old runaway. January Ramirez is described as a Hispanic female approximately 5'2" tall and 115 lbs with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with any information regarding the location of January Ramirez is asked to contact the Surprise Police at (623) 222.4000, or 623.222.TIPS (8477), or email crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. When contacting the police; reference incident number #180100539.

The Surprise Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing man. 30 year old Richard Ruff was last seen on December 30th, 2017 walking from his apartment in the area of Bell Road and Avenue of the Arts. Mr. Ruff is described as a black male, approximately 6’5” tall, 215 lbs, with hazel eyes and black hair. A description of the clothing he was wearing when he left his apartment is not available at this time. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Richard Ruff is asked to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623-222-4000. When calling, please reference incident # 180100600.

If there was a button you could press to reduce the chances of your car being burglarized by more than 60%, would you press it? Good news, we have just the button for you! Learn more at http://ow.ly/7HwU50g1JS2.

Commuting sucks, we get it. But, don’t make it worse than it has to be! Make sure you get home safe; #DriveWiseSurprise!

Did you know that going out for a walk with your dog could help prevent crime? Learn more about the Dog Walker Watch program at http://www.surpriseaz.gov/dww. Cats, iguanas, ferrets, and other pets are welcome too!

It may be a new year, but the criminals are up to the same old tricks. Don’t let your valuables become their payday; Lock it or Lose it!

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Angel Romero, a missing 14 year old. Angel Romero is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5'9" and 135 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a blonde patch in the front of his hair. Angel was last seen wearing light grey jogger pants, a black and white shirt, and a long grey sweater. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Angel Romero is asked to contact the Surprise Police at (623) 222.4000, or 623.222.TIPS (8477), or email crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. When contacting the police; reference incident number #180100009.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Hunter Young, a 16 year old runaway. Hunter Young is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5'10" tall and 150 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time he ran away. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Hunter Young is asked to contact the Surprise Police at (623) 222.4000, or 623.222.TIPS (8477), or email crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. When contacting the police; reference incident number #171206864.