Criminal Division / City Prosecutor's Office

What We Do

The City Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for prosecuting the criminal misdemeanor offenses which occur within the Surprise City limits and which are filed in the Surprise City Court. Examples of criminal misdemeanor crimes include:

  • DUI
  • Driving Suspended and other traffic violations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Assault
  • Violations of the Surprise City Code

About the City Prosecutor’s Office

The City Prosecutor, Charity Collins, is supported by three Assistant City Prosecutors and an administrative staff of five. The Prosecutor’s Office also operates a Victim Services Program, which exists to inform crime victims of their rights and to keep them notified regarding their case status as it progresses through the criminal justice system . The Victim Services Program is comprised of Victim Advocates and Project Assistants, with occasional volunteer assistance. The City Prosecutor’s Office and Victim Services Program work closely with the Surprise Police Department, the City Court and numerous other City Departments and criminal justice agencies to meet the justice and safety needs of the residents of Surprise.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering or completing your internship with the City Prosecutor’s Office, please contact the volunteer coordinator to determine what opportunities are available at this time.

Please also review the Volunteer Information Packet below for additional details and general requirements. If applications are being accepted, please complete and submit your Volunteer Application via e-mail to

Download Volunteer Information Packet