Prescott Police Department

  • Agency: Prescott Police Department
  • Address: 222 S. Marina Street, Prescott, 86303 AZ
  • Chief: Mike Kabbel (Chief of Police)
Phone: 928-777-1900

Prescott Police Department is located at 222 S. Marina Street, Prescott, 86303 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Mike Kabbel. The Prescott Police Department phone number is 928-777-1900.

Prescott Police Department News

Debora Black Chief of Police David L. Fuller #53 Lead Police Officer/PIO (928) 777-1915 June 22, 2018 Homicide Investigation The Prescott Police Department has been actively investigating a homicide at a Prescott residence located in the 1500 Block Southview Drive. On June 21st, 2018 at approximately 11:50 am a call was received from the Arizona Department of Public Safety advising they located a vehicle on Interstate 17 at Highway 179 which was occupied by a lone female subject whose hands were tied to the steering wheel and reported that she had been kidnapped from her residence in Prescott. DPS requested Prescott Officers conduct a welfare check at the home on Southview Drive. Upon making entry, a deceased male subject was located inside the residence. He was later identified as 66 year old Prescott resident Jay Michael Freeman. The female subject was identified as 57 year old Prescott resident Sharalyn Stura. Ms Stura reported to officers that an unknown suspect kidnapped her from her residence and forced her to drive to an area near Montezuma’s Well in the Rimrock area. Ms. Stura told officers she was able to escape and drive away from the area. Ms Stura stated that she drove toward the area of Interstate 17 and Highway 179 seeking help when a passerby finally stopped to assist her. Ms. Stura indicated that the suspect that kidnapped her was armed and fled on foot in the area around Montezuma’s Well and the Beaver Creek area just north of Rimrock. This information resulted in an extensive, coordinated search effort for the suspect involving several law enforcement agencies. Prescott Police Detectives assumed the investigation and obtained a search warrant for the residence. Evidence gathered at the residence as well as an interview of Ms Stura revealed conflicting information in Ms. Stura’s account of what had occurred. It was determined that the story provided by Stura concerning the kidnapping and suspect at large was completely fabricated. Stura admitted her involvement in the homicide and was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Murder. There are no suspects currently outstanding. The Prescott Police Department would like to thank Sheriff Mascher and all members of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Department of Public Safety for their assistance and dedication of resources to this incident. All efforts taken in the Montezuma’s Well and Rim Rock areas were made based on the information provided by what appeared to be a legitimate account of a serious violent crime. We appreciate the patience and understanding of the residents of that area, as we were proceeding with the utmost concern for their safety.

Late last week, our Police Aide, Iliana Sanchez, was able to visit the FBI headquarters in Phx. Just a day of career development for her, courtesy of the Deputy Chief and the FBI. After she completes her education, Iliana has a fine career ahead of her. Iliana has been with us for about a year and does a great job for us.

This morning, Sgt Scott received a recognition from Representative Gosar for his contribution to our community and department. His family was also present for this award. His tireless work is remarkable and everyone in our community benefits from it!

Our Citizens on Patrol (COPS) division is searching for volunteers to join them. These people do a tremendous amount of great work for the Prescott Police Department. If you have interest or questions about this program, please contact Kathleen Ostrander, for more information. She can be emailed at

Yesterday we had the opportunity to honor the career of Jennifer Drummond, who has served our communities for over 29 years as a Communications Specialist. Jennifer, enjoy your well deserved retirement. You and your calming voice will be missed!

Prescott Police Department is hosting a Teen Academy this summer! Contact us if you have any questions! #summer #teen #youngadult #academy #lawenforcement #findtheblueinyou #prescottpd #prescott #az

This morning we held a 'Swearing-In' ceremony in the Council Chambers, which was attended by friends, family and members of our department. Our newest Officers took their City of Prescott oath today. The have been undergoing some initial training over the last 2 weeks since their academy graduation. Starting Sunday they will be in cars and working on the streets with their FTO's learning how to use all of the knowledge they have gained over the last 5 months. Welcome Officers Do, Camacho, Gahr, Amavizca, and Sugahara. Be safe and represent your City well.

This week we welcome Lexi to our Department, all the way from Wisconsin. Lexi will be conducting an internship with us this summer and has already been hard at work on a couple of projects.

How cool is this?! We had a recent Prescott High School Graduate stop by our Police Department to have her senior photos taken. When asked why, Abby stated that she "just wanted to surround herself with successful people in a positive environment". It's always an honor to get to be a role-model! #phsgraduation #graduate #prescotthighschool #seniorphotos #prescottpd #rolemodels #lawenforcement #thinblueline #prescott #az

We hope you're having a Happy #NationalDonutDay! According to Deputy Chief Bonney, donuts are the #best fuel for fighting crime and keeping the peace. #prescottpd #donut #fightingcrime #lawenforcement #thinblueline #prescott #az

Small plane makes emergency landing on roadway On May 29, 2018 at approximately 9:12 PM the FAA at the Prescott airport contacted the Prescott Police Department regarding an inbound passenger plane, which was possibly running low on fuel and reporting the potential of an emergency landing. Initial indications were that the pilot might attempt a landing in the area of State Route 89 and State Route 69. However, a short time later, the plane made an emergency landing near the 1500 block or Iron Springs Road. Responding personnel located a small Malibu Piper single nose-prop aircraft, which had in fact landed, in the middle of Iron Springs Road. The plane was carrying three individuals bound for Prescott from the Los Angeles area and the pilot indicated the plane had run out of fuel forcing the landing. It appears the plane may have struck a light pole in the area, causing the wing to shear off and the plane to roll onto its roof. The pilot and the two passengers were transported to YRMC, West campus for non-life threatening injuries. Their current condition is unknown. As the plane was landing, a vehicle stopped in the roadway and was rear-ended by another vehicle. No one sustained injury during that related crash. The road way was closed for a period of time during the investigation, but is expected to be open before morning. The investigation is ongoing and further efforts will be coordinated through the Prescott Airport Operations Team in conjunction with the FAA.

We received a kind note this morning thanking a couple of our Officers who were working a special traffic detail over the weekend. "We would like to give a special thanks to officers David Holmes and Cody Davis for their assistance in traffic control during the installation of George Phippen's "Cowboy in a Storm" that is located in the new roundabout in front of the Phippen Museum. Thank you for all you do". Well done guys!

Today we celebrate the graduation of NARTA class #44. We applaud and welcome new Officers Amavizca, Camacho, Do, Gahr, and Sugahara to our family. They did a great job throughout the academy and we look forward to many great things from them as they begin to serve our community.

#10 of 10 reasons to be a Prescott Police Officer: "No one is compelled to choose the profession of Police Officer; but having chosen it, everyone is obligated to perform its duties and live up to the high standards of it requirements"... Because we have the chance to say, "send me first"... #prescottpolice #prescottpd #obligated #highstandards #respect #integrity #10reasons #10days #career #police #lawenforcement #findtheblueinyou #thinblueline #prescott #az

Conducting Police Recruit Testing today. It's a great day to chase your dream career! #prescottpd #prescottpolice #recruitment #testing #police #lawenforcement #prescott #az

#9 of 10 reasons to be a Prescott Police Officer: you'll have the opportunity to expand your career in one or more of our 22 speciality assignments. #motors #bikes #swat #k9 #prescottpolice #prescottpd #10reasons #10days #apply #career #police #lawenforcement #nowhiring #thinblueline #prescott #az

#9 of 10 reasons to be a Prescott Police Officer: you'll have the opportunity to expand your career in one or more of our 22 specialty assignments. #motors #bikes #swat #k9 #prescottpolice #prescottpd #10reasons #10days #apply #career #police #lawenforcement #nowhiring #thinblueline #prescott #az

#8 of 10 reasons to be a Prescott Police Officer: our behind-the-scenes civilian team is top notch. #thankyou #support #team #prescottpolice #prescottpd #10reasons #10days #apply #career #police #lawenforcement #nowhiring #thinblueline #prescott #az

#7 of 10 reasons to be a Prescott Police Officer: we are supported by an amazing community that does not hesitate to show appreciation. #thankyou #support #community #honored #everybodyshometown #prescottpolice #prescottpd #10reasons #10days #apply #career #police #lawenforcement #nowhiring #thinblueline #prescott #az

#6 of 10 reasons to be a Prescott Police Officer: we have the honor of being role-models to our youth. #prescottpd #prescottpolice #rolemodel #nationalpoliceweek #10reasons #10days #apply #career #police #lawenforcement #nowhiring #thinblueline #prescott #az

#5 of 10 reasons to be a Prescott Police Officer: who wouldn't want to work with these K9s?! 🐶🐕🚔🚓 #mansbestfriend #k9 #dogs #doggo #furryfriends #wholetthedogsout #prescottpolice #prescottpd #10reasons #10days #apply #career #police #lawenforcement #nowhiring #thinblueline #prescott #az

This week we celebrate National Police Week and honor the men and women who serve and have served in this fine profession. At a recent Coffee with a Cop event, we had the opportunity to meet this wonderful woman. Mrs. Knapp is the mother of Texas State Trooper Kurt Knapp who lost his life in a traffic collision, serving and protecting the state of Texas, on 5-8-2004. Trooper Knapp lived in Prescott attended PHS. Here, also is a photo of the recent City of Prescott Police Week proclamation, we are joined by Mrs. Despain, who is the widow of former Police Chief Ken Lindley, who gave his life on duty, 9-10-71.