Springerville Police Department
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, HANG UP AND CALL 911
It is the mission of the Springerville Police Department to provide a safe and secure environment, while improving the quality of life for the public we serve. To enforce the laws, preserve the peace while protecting the rights of all. To do this with the highest level of integrity, honesty, professionalism, and accountability.
The Springerville Police Department services an area of approximately 30 square miles with a population of about 3,000 people. The Springerville Police Department has a total of 9 employees that are very dedicated and capable of performing their duties. The employees are the Chief of Police, Administrative Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, 4 patrol officers, animal control officer, and administrative assistant.
The Police Department provides numerous services to the public, including Drug Education, Firearm Safety, Child Seat Safety, and Animal Control.
CITIZEN INPUT AND FEEDBACK
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The Springerville Police Department prides itself on prompt, courteous service to our residents and visitors. In an effort to continually improve itself, the department welcomes all comments. If you feel you have not been properly treated by a representative of our department, click here to download a copy of our Officer Complaint Form.
Click here to download a complete copy of the Police Department's Rules and Regulations on Complaints.
COMMUNITY RIDE ALONG PROGRAM
The Community Ride Along program is designed for adults and youth 16 years and older who are interested in careers in law enforcement, or a better understanding of the challenges faced daily by the officers. The participant may request specific areas or an officer to observe, and the length of the ride along may vary due to circumstances. Safety of the participant and police personnel are the primary concern. Click here to download a Citizen Ride Along Request form.
VACATION WATCH (SECURITY WATCH)
When on vacation, residents can complete an application form with the Police Department, which informs the Department of the home's vacancy. Police surveillance on the home is then increased during the time the resident is away. Information provided to the police is confidential. Click here to download a copy of the Security Watch Request form, which you can complete and bring to the Police Department.
Springerville Town ordinances require that all dogs within the Town limits be licensed and vaccinated. License tags for dogs are $5/year for males or spayed females, and $10/year for females not spayed. Each year, the local veterinarian offers a free or discounted clinic for vaccination of animals. At this clinic, while the rabies vaccination record is on hand, the Town will provide a free license and tag for the animal. Dogs must be at least four months old to have their shots and license.
Dogs must be kept either on leash or within a fenced in area. To report loose or nuisance animals, please contact the Animal Control Officer at (928) 333-4240, extension 327.
The Animal Control policy for nuisance animals is to first issue a verbal warning, followed by a written warning, and finally a citation. An attacking dog will be automatically issued a citation. Dogs biting humans, if not provided a proof of rabies vaccination, will be quarantined no less than 10 days at the Town kennel, and if no other animals are present in the owners home, they may be quarantined at their home.
After a loose dog is kept for five days, it is eligible for adoption. The adoption fee of $30 includes a vaccination. When a dog is adopted from the kennel, the Town provides a free packet of information on raising and handling the animal. A discount for spaying or neutering the animal is also provided. Animal Control does its best to avoid putting down animals, so residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to keep their vaccination and license records current.