Posted on: May 22, 2017

City hosts free Medicare workshop

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Already enrolled in Medicare or looking to learn more about it? Come to a Medicare workshop on June 6, and get information on the elements of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans (Part C); Prescription Drug plans (Part D); and Medicare Supplem...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Surprise Aquatic Center and Hollyhock Pool open May 27

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Beat the summer heat, and stay cool in a city pool!  The City of Surprise pools will open on Saturday, May 27 for summer open swim.

The Surprise Aquatic Center is located at 15831 N Bullard Avenue. Weekend hours are noon – 5 p.m., including ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Registration opens for Surprise Summer Tennis Camp for youth

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Looking for a fun summer activity for your kids? City of Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex offers youth tennis camp for ages 6-18!

This weekly program includes specialized instruction, practice and match play for all levels. Classes begin June 5 and are he...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

115th Ave & Union Hills Dr summer work hours begin May 22

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Beginning Monday, May 22, construction activities on the 115th Ave and Union Hills Drainage Improvement Project will begin at 4 a.m. and will continue throughout summer 2017 due to high temperatures.

The 115th Ave and Union Hills Drive project is a partner...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

City to relocate City Hall recycling containers

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The City of Surprise Recycling large containers at City Hall, 14534 W. Tierra Buena Lane,  will be relocated effective Thursday, May 25.

The removal is due to upcoming planned development in the area. 

One of the containers will be moved to the gr...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

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Watch this episode of Surprise Progress TV for info on a proposed bond election, Boards & Commissions vacancies, free chest compression only CPR classes & more!

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Registration underway for City of Surprise Adult Softball Leagues

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The City of Surprise is now accepting registration for summer Adult Co-Ed and Men’s softball leagues.  

Adult Coed and Men’s Softball games are scheduled to take place for the following divisions:

Men’s - Tuesday nights beginning June 13Men’s and Coed ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Council briefed on possible General Obligation Bond questions; Call to Election vote set for June 6

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City staff briefed City Council on three proposed General Obligation Bond questions in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation, at Tuesday’s Work Session. 

The three proposed questions and projects, as prese...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Surprise seeks promotional vendors for annual 4th of July Celebration

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The City of Surprise invites promotional vendors to participate in the 34th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Surprise Recreation Campus! 

Businesses and organizations can reserve promotional booth space for a fee of $500, which includes a 10 x 10 ven...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Free Chest Compression Only CPR Classes offered in Surprise

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The Surprise Fire-Medical Department will be offering free Continuous Chest Compression Only-CPR (CCC-CPR) classes this summer.  

CCC-CPR consists of continuous aggressive chest compressions to keep the victim’s blood circulating through the...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Area Youths Win Honors in Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition

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More than 70 participants competed in the Pitch, Hit and Run Competition hosted by the City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department on April 29 at the Surprise Recreation Campus Youth Baseball Complex. 

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Surprise Aquatic Center hosts Itty Bitty Beach Party

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Children ages six and under are invited to come out and enjoy the Itty Bitty Beach Party at Surprise Aquatic Center on Thursday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The party, sponsored by Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry, will include music, games, prizes, arts...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions.  All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.  

Disability Advisory Commission               &...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Surprise seeks public input on libraries

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How can we improve or transform the libraries in the city of Surprise? Share your thoughts through our online survey.

The city currently has two libraries, Northwest Regional Library and Hollyhock Library. The city hired Orcutt Winslow, an architecture and...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Surprise public safety professionals receive VFW Servant Awards

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Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) accepts nominations to award medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel for their dedication to public service. At Tuesday night’s Regular City Council Meeting, three city of Surprise publi...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Free Parenting with Purpose class offers tips on motivating, inspiring children

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Being a parent is no easy job! Get insights and tips on how you can influence, motivate and inspire your children at a free Parenting with Purpose class!

Parenting with Purpose, offered by the City of Surprise in partnership with nonprofit organization Fam...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Valley Metro shares Dial-a-Ride transition FAQs, outreach timeline

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Surprise Dial-a-Ride customers have more information about the July 1, 2017 Northwest Valley service model changes now that Valley Metro has released new ADA Paratransit Frequently Asked Questions and a customer outreach timeline.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Surprise partners on employment programs for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities

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Benevilla, One Step Beyond and the City of Surprise are working together to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities find meaningful work within the community, including at Surprise City Hall. 

Benevilla and Once Step Beyond are no...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

2017 Surprise Retail Survey results are in!

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 The City of Surprise launched a retail survey in March that garnered more than 3,000 responses! 

Thanks to our engaged community, we were able to collect data that helped to identify the city’s retail strengths, as well as opportunities to bring...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

City Council to discuss possible 2017 General Obligation Bond Election

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The Surprise Capital Improvement Funding Exploratory Committee was briefed, Wednesday evening, by city staff on proposed capital improvement projects that may be included in three separate bond questions this fall. 

Staff will present the proposed pro...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Help shape our Arts and Culture Master Plan

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Surprise is developing its first Arts & Culture Master Plan, and we need your help shaping it! The master plan will help us to better express the uniqueness and artistic vitality of Surprise by setting the standard and strategic direction for how we c...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

New Explore Surprise Video

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Here in the City of Surprise, we know how to have fun… from holiday celebrations to parties that honor our heritage! Watch the latest episode of Explore Surprise to learn more about our city’s signature events! https://youtu.be/EZ1aLl56QB8

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Surprise discusses future of Dial-a-Ride, Northwest Valley public transit

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Beginning July 1, Valley Metro will discontinue the current Northwest Valley Dial-a-Ride service model to provide more service options and standardized regional transportation for seniors, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) eligible, and income-qualifi...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

City thanks community for support of Operation Thunderbox supply drive for troops

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In March, City of Surprise issued a call for donations to help send care packages to deployed Luke Air Force Base airmen, and the community response was incredible!

Hundreds of food and hygiene items were collected for Operation Thunderbox, a nonprofit org...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Registration underway for summer youth sports camps and youth basketball leagues

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The City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services Department has opened registration for the following youth sports activities:

Summer Youth Basketball League: Recreational leagues for boys and girls ages 5-15, and competitive leagues for 14U & 17U ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Surprise Sundancers award $135,000 in college scholarships to west valley students

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Surprise Sundancers, the official Surprise Recreation Campus Spring Training volunteer organization, with the support of the Arizona Community Foundation, awarded $135,000 in scholarships to west valley students. 

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Surprise Resource Center partners to expand veteran assistance services

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The City of Surprise has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Arizona@Work Department of Economic Security to expand the assistance services available to veterans and their families through the Surprise Resource Center. 

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

New Community Profile offers in-depth look at Surprise

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Want to learn more about Surprise? The city’s Economic Development Team has put together a new Community Profile. It includes information about our demographics, key development areas, business resources and more.

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

City of Surprise offers summer camp program

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The City of Surprise is excited to offer Summer Break Camp for youth in 1st through 8th grade! Registration for Surprise residents begins April 5; Score Card members may register beginning April 3. 

The camp will be held May 30 through August 2; Monda...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Economic Development Community Profile

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The City of Surprise Community Profile offers information about who we are demographically, our business services, transportation options, key development areas and more.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection

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80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Have your car seat inspected!

Child safety seat inspections are available every 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month at Fire Station 303 at 15440 N. Cotton Lane from 9-11 a.m.

Call 623.222.5000 to sc...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Information on Joining the Surprise Fire-Medical Team

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The City of Surprise is not currently accepting applications for Firefighter Recruits. Please continue to visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information. You may also submit a "Job Interest Card" with Human ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

New Fire User Fees

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At the November 17th, 2015 Regular Council Meeting, Council approved Resolution 2015 – 108 which authorized an updated user fee schedule citywide to include the following updated fees for the Surprise Fire Medical Department to be effective immediately: R...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Surprise Police celebrating National Police Week

National Police Week officially began on Monday, May 15, 2017 and will run through Sunday, May 21, 2017.

The Surprise Police are joining law enforcement officers from around the country this week in order to celebrate National Police Week. National Police Week officially began on Monday, May 15, 2017 and will run through Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Police remind the public of current curfew ordinance in Surprise

Violation of the curfew is a class 1 misdemeanor; parents could also be cited.

As summer break quickly approaches, the Surprise Police Department want to remind residents of Surprise about the city’s curfew ordinance for those under the age of 18.

According to the city ordinance, it is unlawful for any minor to remain upon, go ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Police remind the public to “Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law”!

The enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage.

In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month the Surprise Police Department is partnering with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and many other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s sea...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen from Surprise

Caity Brelsford, 17 years old, is described as a white female approximately 5'01" tall and 105 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Caity Brelsford, a 17 year old runaway.

Ms. Caity Brelsford is described as a white female approximately 5’01" tall and 105 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect in Surprise

The female suspect stole items from Kohl's with an estimated value of $200.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a shoplifting suspect.

On January, 14, 2017, at approximately 11:50 am, a female suspect entered a local “Kohl’s” retail store...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Police warn against leaving kids, pets in hot vehicles

Remember, Hot Cars Can Kill!

As temperatures rise, Surprise Police are reminding residents of the deadly dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars through their “Hot Cars Can Kill” campaign.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), heatstroke is one ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

The 7th annual VA2K Walk + Roll coming to Surprise

The annual Walk & Roll will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30 am - 10 am.

The Surprise Police invite the public to join them and our community partner, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, at the 7th Annual VA2K 2017 Walk and Roll.

The annual Walk & Roll, 1.2 miles, will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30 ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen from Surprise

Tiana Hodges, 16 years old, is described as a black female approximately 5'08" tall and 160 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Tiana Hodges, a 16 year old runaway.

Tiana Hodges is described as a black female approximately 5’08" tall and 160 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Surprise Police Explorers receive Exploring’s Journey to Excellence Gold Award

This award is reserved for the top 10% of Exploring posts.

On May 2nd, 2017 the young men and women of the Surprise Police Department’s Exploring Post were presented with the Exploring Journey to Excellence Gold award for their dedication and service to the community during the 2016 calendar year. The a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Local man pleads guilty to burglary and first degree murder

Mr. Lauro will serve 10.5 years for one count of Burglary in the First Degree and will serve two concurrent life sentences for two counts of First Degree Murder.

Earlier today, Andrew Thomas Lauro, a 25 year old man from Goodyear, Arizona, signed a plea agreement and pled guilty to two counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Burglary in the first degree.

Mr. Lauro was arrested on February 19, 2016, for his i...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen from Surprise

Jasmine Portis, 13 years old, is described as a white female approximately 4'8" tall and 81 lbs with red hair and green eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jasmine Portis, a 13 year old runaway.

Jasmine Portis is described as a white female approximately 4'8" tall and 81 lbs with red hair and green eyes. She was last...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen from Surprise

Serenity Peterson, 15 years old, is described as a white female approximately 5'5" tall and 140 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Serenity Peterson, a 15 year old runaway.

Serenity Peterson is described as a white female approximately 5'5" tall and 140 lbs with brown hair and green eyes. She...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect in Surprise

The suspect took 9 cans of baby formula and 2 cases of diapers without paying.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a shoplifting suspect.

On 4/20/2017 a male subject entered the Walmart store in the area of the Loop 303 and Waddell Road and shoplifted 9 cans of baby form...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect in Surprise

The female suspect shoplifted 6 cans of baby formula from a Walmart in Surprise.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a shoplifting suspect.

On 4/11/2017 around 7:40pm a female subject entered the Walmart store in the area of the Loop 303 and Waddell Road and shoplifted 6 c...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspects in Surprise

The suspects left the store without paying for several power tools in their possession.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying two shoplifting suspects.

The individuals pictured below are believed to be involved in at least two shoplifting incidents in the City of Surprise. In both ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen from Surprise

Yesenia Mendoza, 15 years old, is described as a Hispanic female approximately 5' tall and 116 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Yesenia Mendoza, a 15 year old runaway.

Yesenia Mendoza is described as a Hispanic female approximately 5'00" tall and 116 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen from Surprise

Roger Diaz, 16 years old, is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5'06" tall and 155 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Roger Diaz, a 16 year old runaway.

Roger Diaz is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5'06" tall and 155 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen from Surprise

Andrisa Salazar, age 13, is described as a Hispanic female approximately 5' tall and 99 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Andrisa Salazar, a 13 year old runaway.

Andrisa Salazar is described as a Hispanic female approximately 5'00" tall and 99 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect

The suspect entered the store and removed several items from a merchandise display.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a shoplifting suspect in Surprise. The incident occurred on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at a local business located in the area of 13700 West Bell Road in Surprise.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Police recognize and celebrate National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is observed April 23-29 this year.

The men and women of the Surprise Police Department are currently celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017.

The police department has a large group of individuals who volunteer in many different areas, assisting our agency with a host of diff...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

“Rose” and the Surprise Police provide update to MedReturn Program

Rose and the rest of the Surprise Police Department would like to thank the public for the continued success of the MedReturn program.

The Surprise Police Department recognizes the dangers associated with prescription medication abuse and the link it has to illegal drug abuse. Rose, the Department’s therapy dog, has seen first-paw the negative impact that substance abuse can have on fami...Read more...

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