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

As we approach the 4th of July, the Surprise Police Department would like to remind you of some of the laws and regulations regarding the purchase and use of various consumer fireworks and novelty items. Certain items are no longer classified as fireworks, as such, their use is not prohibited based on time or location. These items include: • Toy guns and other devices in which paper caps containing not more than 0.25 grains of explosive compound that cannot contact the hand when exploded • Toy pistol caps, fix ammunition and primers with less than 0.20 grains of explosive compound • Federally deregulated novelty items like snappers, flow worms, snakes, toy smoke devices and sparklers A second category of fireworks is consumer fireworks. They can be sold between May 20th and July 6th, however, they can only be used or discharged between June 24th and July 6th. Additionally, consumer fireworks can only be used or discharged on private property and with the consent of the property owner. Surprise municipal code prohibits the use or discharge of consumer fireworks on any city property to include, but not limited to, public roadways, sidewalks, and parks. Consumer fireworks are defined as items that include: • Ground and handheld sparkling devices. • Cylindrical fountains. • Cone fountains. • Illuminating torches. • Wheels. • Ground spinners. • Flitter sparklers. • Toy smoke devices. • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks. • Multiple tube ground and handheld sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains and certain illuminating torches. Anything not included above as a non-classified item or consumer firework would be classified as a display firework. Anything designed to rise into the air and explode, detonate in the air, or fly above the ground and any other display fireworks are prohibited without a valid city permit issued by the Surprise Fire-Medical Department. The below graphic shows examples of common consumer fireworks, novelty items, and display fireworks; the image, however, is not all inclusive.

In this month’s communications tip, Communications Supervisor Dave Wood talks about what to expect when calling 911 and how you can help ensure a timely and appropriate response.

Power out at intersection of Bell Rd and Litchfield road due to a traffic collision. Traffic signal is out and some local businesses are impacted. Please avoid area if possible. Power is estimated to be out for at least four hours.

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM! The Surprise Police Department wants to remind you 90% of property crimes are preventable. Please remember to LOCK YOUR CAR, PARK IN A WELL LIT AREA, DON’T LEAVE VALUABLES IN PLAIN SIGHT, and PARK IN YOUR GARAGE!

YOUR Surprise PD is seeking public assistance to identify this man. He is suspected of shoplifting from the Circle K store near Grand Ave and Greenway Rd. If you have information please call 623-222-TIPS (8477) or e-mail CrimeTips@Surpriseaz.gov. Reference #180602007.

On June 6th, 2018 YOUR Surprise Police Department posted asking for assistance from our community to identify two subjects who were believed to be involved in the theft of a purse from an unlocked vehicle. Thanks to numerous tips from community members, we have identified and arrested two individuals in this case. The suspects, 20 year old Alexyia Gagne and 20 year old Ariel Pena, are both Surprise residents. Gagne and Pena have been booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue jail on felony burglary charges. Once again, YOUR Surprise Police Department would like to thank all of our community members who have provided assistance in solving this case and many others.

Surprise, AZ (June 13, 2018) With a heat warning in effect this week, the city of Surprise reminds residents that the city is a Heat Relief Network partner, providing hydration and refuge stations for those in need of a place to cool off during the hot summer months. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) coordinates mapping of the Heat Relief Network - a network of service providers, faith-based groups, municipalities, businesses, and caring citizens mobilizing to provide hydration and heat refuge for people in need. Designated hydration stations in Surprise include the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W Bell Road Building A Suite 124, and Surprise Fire-Medical Station #301 (FS 301), 16750 N Village Drive East. FS 301 is also a place of refuge to cool off during the day. For a heat safety message from Surprise Fire-Medical Department, watch this video. To learn about the symptoms of heat related illness and what to do if you or a loved one shows symptoms, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

Police seek public assistance to locate runaway teen from Surprise Surprise, AZ (6/12/18) Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Andrea Ochoa, a 16 year old runaway. Andrea Ochoa is described as a Hispanic female approximately 5'2" tall and 150 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Andrea Ochoa 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 #180602423.

Police seek public assistance to locate runaway teen from Surprise Surprise, AZ (6/11/18) Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Cynthia Hedt, a 15 year old runaway. Cynthia Hedt is described as a white female approximately 5'4" tall and 90 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Cynthia Hedt 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 #180601852.

Police seek public assistance to locate runaway teen from Surprise Surprise, AZ (6/11/18) Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Elaina Grace Portillo, a 17 year old runaway. Elaina Grace Portillo is described as a white female approximately 5'5" tall and 140 lbs with blonde hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Elaine Grace Portillo 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 #180602006.

UPDATE - Mr. Nerland has been located... Police seek assistance locating a missing resident from Surprise Surprise, AZ (June 8, 2018) The Surprise Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Evan Nerland, a 27-year-old Surprise resident, who was reported as a missing person by family members. Mr. Nerland has been missing since the evening hours of June 7th. Mr. Nerland may be in need of medical attention. Mr. Nerland is described as a white male, 5’9” tall, slender build, weighing 170 lbs., with dark blond hair and blue eyes. Mr. Nerland was last seen wearing a marron colored shirt, gray shorts and brown sandals. Mr. Nerland was driving a 2011 blue Ford Fusion with Alaska license plate (GZE770) Police are asking anyone with information concerning the current location of Mr. Nerland to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623.222.4000 or 623.222.TIPS (8477). If preferred, you can also email the Surprise Police Department at crimetips@surpriseaz.gov. Refer to incident #180601820.

***UPDATE: As a result of numerous tips from community members, we have been able to identify these subjects. Thank you all for your assistance.*** Your Surprise PD is seeking assistance to identify these two people. They are suspected of stealing a purse from an unlocked vehicle.

In Today's Traffic Tip Tuesday, Officer Shernicoff reminds drivers what to do if they encounter an emergency vehicle on the roadway.

***UPDATE: YOUR Surprise Police Department is happy to announce that Gabrielle Sylvain has been located.*** Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Gabrielle Sylvain, a 16 year old runaway. She also goes by the name Sarah Ruiz. Gabrielle Sylvain is described as a Hispanic female approximately 5'3" tall and 135 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Gabrielle Sylvain 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 #180600351.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Azurae Aldrete-Camarena, a 16 year old runaway. Azurae Aldrete-Camarena is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5'1" tall and 115 lbs in weight with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Azurae Aldrete-Camarena 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 #180507248.

On 5/30/18 YOUR Surprise Police Department was honored to host a bicycle rodeo and safety event for the kids of Legacy Traditional School - Surprise. Thank you to the school administration for inviting us to host this event and to all the children who participated.

Your Surprise PD is seeking assistance to identify this man. He is suspected shoplifting from the Home Depot store at Bell Rd & Grand Avenue on multiple occasions. Anyone with info is asked to call 623-222-TIPS(8477) or e-mail CrimeTips@Surpriseaz.gov. Reference #180401689.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Brenda Lane, a 15 year old runaway. Brenda Lane is described as a white female approximately 5'3" tall and 115 lbs in weight with blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of Brenda Lane 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 #180505655.

Your Surprise PD is seeking assistance to identify this man. He is suspected shoplifting from the Home Depot store at Bell Rd & Grand Avenue on multiple occasions. Anyone with info is asked to call 623-222-TIPS(8477) or e-mail CrimeTips@Surpriseaz.gov. Reference #180401689.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating David Klee Jr., a 17 year old runaway. David Klee Jr. is described as a white male approximately 6'2" tall and 140 lbs in weight with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with any information regarding the location of David Klee Jr. 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 #180505353.

Courage, Honor, Sacrifice... just a few of the many words used to describe the brave men and women who stand in defense of our freedoms. On this Memorial Day we pause to say thank you and salute those who are serving, those who have served and those who have fallen. God bless each of you, we will never forget the sacrifices you and your families have made.

Surprise Police are currently searching for individuals interested in becoming an Animal Control Officer with the department. The process is currently under way in order to construct an eligibility list for those interested in the position. If you are interested, the application process is now open and will close May 29, 2018 at 11:59pm Arizona Time. For more information please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/surprise.

Surprise Police are currently searching for individuals interested in becoming a Public Safety Communication Officer with the department. The process is currently under way in order to construct an eligibility list for those interested in the position. As a Public Safety Communications Officer, individuals will be required to answer emergency and non-emergency telephones, prioritize the calls, and dispatch emergency personnel to crime scenes and other calls for service. Additionally, they will need to be able to enter and maintain warrants, property files, and citations. If you are interested in the position, the application process is now open and will close June 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM Arizona Time. For more information please see the attached links: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/surprise http://www.surpriseaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/23469

***UPDATE: The Surprise Police would like to thank the public for their assistance. We have identified the individuals in this case.*** Your Surprise PD is seeking assistance to identify these two individuals. They are suspected of committing criminal damage to the Surprise stadium. Anyone with information is asked to call 623-222-TIPS (8477) or e-mail CrimeTips@surpriseaz.gov. Reference #180504056.