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

Always the most beautiful Fall sunsets around here! Photo credit courtesy of the always amazing David Mills. Have a great day!

Darwin West from Change Point in Snowflake came to our department meeting today to give our employees some insight and direction as to mental health issues and interaction with those suffering from mental health disabilities. Thank you Darwin for all you do for our community.

VIPs Don & Jeri Anderson were honored tonight at the Taylor Town Council meeting for their dedicated and hard work to our community. They are both valued members of our agency and we don’t know what we would do without them. Congratulations you two, and THANK YOU!!

OK, OK, OK... one last DARE post!! I really tried to use this in the DARE video, but it wouldn't format it.. but this was one of the highlights of the DARE party.. these kids are GREAT!!!

In case you missed it on Monday night... here is a sneak peek into this year's Taylor Intermediate 6th grade DARE semester... and of course... the DARE party!!

It was a great time at DARE graduation Monday evening! Pictured below are (back row from left) Sam Whittle-Daren recipient, Maddy Powers-Essay Winner, Officer Crunk, Tyler Parry-Essay Runner Up, Zac Hall-Essay Winner (front row from left) Kiley Reidhead-Essay Runner Up, Alexander Banker & McKenzie Tamayo-Challenge Coin Recipients. Also, not pictured, Gabriel Ramirez-Daren Recipient. We are sure proud of all of the Taylor Intermediate 6th grade graduates!!

Tonight at 6pm at the SHS auditorium, we honor our Taylor Intermediate School 6th grade students who made the choice to commit to and successfully complete the DARE program. We are so proud of them! We would like to thank Mayor Dave Smith for agreeing to be our guest speaker, the teachers and staff, and also SRO Amity Crunk for all of her hard work. Also, a HUGE shout out to Kay Supply, Stock Up Feed & Tack, Mcclaran's Auto & Service Inc, High Country Floor Covering and Mayor Dave Smith for their sponsorship of this program this semester. Also, Little Ceasars & Bashas' Supermarkets for their help with the party. Without all of their generous donations, this program would not be the success that it is! Please support these local business and individuals as they support our youth! If you would like to be a DARE program sponsor, please contact the STPD and ask for Kimberley or Officer Crunk. Oh, and if you run across one of our DARE graduates, give them a BIG high five!!

New Warrants entered. Please contact the Snowflake Justice Court to take care of your warrant. Thanks

Quick reminder. Thanks


We are happy to announce that we have recently received Evzio Naloxone injection kits from the Kaleo Cares Product Donation Program. Lieutenant Martin is a certified Naloxone instructor and all STPD Officers are now trained, carry and have access to these kits for use when responding to a possible opiate or opioid overdose. This is a great step forward for our agency and our community. Thank you Kaleo Cares Product Donation Program for you support and these kits!!

Harvest festival is in full swing at the Pioneer Park in Snowflake!!

FIRE PREVENTION NIGHT @ NATC in Taylor tonight from 6-8 pm. Fun and activities all evening. Come out and have a good time!

The Snowflake-Taylor Police Department is proud to have had Senior Sgt. Dan Rush and Officer Brandon Gardner along with Dispatcher Kathy Lockwood recognized by Sheriff Clark, along with Chief Deputy Molesa, this morning for their lifesaving efforts during a recent critical incident. Listed left to right: NCSO Deputy Jim Hudspeth, STPD Senior Sgt. Dan Rush, STPD Dispatcher Kathy Lockwood, Taylor-Snowflake Asst. Fire Chief Willie Nelson and DPS Trooper Russ Sipes, who were all recognized for their involvement along with STPD Officer Brandon Gardner who was unable to attend. Thank you all for your service.

A special thanks to Father Dan, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Rita's Catholic Church in Show Low for hosting today's Blue Mass to pray for and recognize law enforcement, fire and emergency medical personnel in the White Mountains. This medal and prayer were presented to Chief Scarber representing the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department.

Congratulations to K9 Officer Jeff Whipple for being recognized as a 2017 MADD DUI Enforcement Officer of the Year for the second year in a row!!!

It's that time again! To resolve your warrant please contact the Snowflake Justice Court 928-536-4141. Thanks.

PLEASE BE ADVISED... we have received word that a group called "MARICOPA COUNTY TRAINING COALITION" is making phone calls in an effort to solicit money for training purposes that will benefit our local police department. A quick internet search reveals no results for this group, though we cannot state that they do not exist.. however, we can inform you that we do NOT receive any training benefits from this organization. Thank you for your awareness!!

Did you know that this week is Child Passenger Safety Week, with the 23rd being National Seat Check Saturday?? In conjunction with Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety, we would like to remind you to re-familiarize yourself with Arizona statute (ARS 28-907) regarding child safety and restraint laws and check your own safety restraints for compliance. REMINDER - children up to age 5 must be properly secured in a child restraint system, as well as children between the ages of 5-8 who are under 4'9". Below is a link containing many resources, including handouts by NHTSA, for your information. Also, remember that your local Fire/EMS and Police have certified car seat technicians to answer your questions and hold regular car seat clinics. Thank you for your efforts in keeping our young passengers safe!!

UPDATE: Sorry for the delay in getting this information out. On the 19th of September, we received a call of a subject who was found allegedly breaking into a residence on Foothills Blvd. When the officers arrived, the suspect, Kyle Kelloway was seen exiting a stolen vehicle. A short foot pursuit ensued ending in the suspect hiding underneath an abandoned house on Ranch Rd. A perimeter was set up and commands to surrender were issued to the suspect via PA system. After almost 3 hours, Kyle surrendered and was apprehended without further incident. The situation from earlier this afternoon has been resolved. Those that were asked to evacuate their homes on Ranch Rd in Taylor may return home at anytime. Thank you for your patience and assistance. More on this story to come!!! Thanks again!

We have deleted the missing child post as she has been safely found. Thank you!!!