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Surprise Police Department Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4008
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For Immediate Release April 18, 2015

Surprise Police thank employees at annual "Appreciation Bonanza"

Surprise, AZ (April 18, 2015) On April 17, 2015, the Emmy Award winning host of Fox 10's Morning Show, Mr. Rick D'Amico, hosted the Surprise Police Department's "Appreciation Bonanza" held at the Surprise Stadium.

Police Chief Michael Frazier and the executive staff of the Surprise Police Department welcomed several of the city's top officials, including Mayor Sharon Wolcott, City Manager Bob Wingenroth, Councilmember Skip Hall, Councilmember Roland Winters, and Councilmember Rachel Villanueva, to the special celebration and award presentation event.

During the evening, the department recognized several of their employees and the following awards were presented.

Rookie of the Year: Officer Robert  Mulligan

Officer of the Year: Officer Matt Barker

Detective of the Year: Detective Juan Diaz

Supervisor of the Year: Sergeant Mark Filler

Civilian Employee of the Year: Ms. Kimberly Davies

Volunteer of the Year: Ms. Barbara Jones

Citizens Patrol Officer of the Year: Mr. Jim Gearns

In a special presentation, Chief Frazier presented Sergeant Mike Ferrara with an award to recognize his 35 years of service to the Surprise Police Department.

During the celebration, many other exciting events took place. Several bounce houses, a magician, and a face painting station provided fun-filled activities for the kids, while a live band, "The Big Bang Machine" lead by drummer, Officer Adam Layton, entertained the adults throughout the evening.

The Surprise Police want to send a special thank you to Mr. Rick D'Amico for being a great host and the Surprise Police Employees Association for funding the entertaining event.