Posted on: April 24, 2017

Surprise Safety Day event May 6; presented by Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

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Join us for Surprise Safety Day on Saturday, May 6! It’s a fun, interactive and educational event focused on the city’s public safety services, water safety and more!  

The event will be held from 8-11 a.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center, ...

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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

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

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Watch this episode of Surprise Progress TV for info on the recommended 2018 budget, Dial-A-Ride changes, a Safety Day event and more!

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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 18, 2017

City Manager presents FY18 Recommended Budget to City Council

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City Manager Bob Wingenroth presented a $336.5 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Recommended Budget to City Council at Tuesday’s Work Session.

The Recommended Budget maintains existing city services and identifies creative options to maximize some resour...

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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 21, 2017

Surprise Super Swap Meet is April 29

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Come shop at the semiannual Surprise Super Swap Meet on Saturday, April 29.

More than 50 vendors will have new and used treasures on display from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Surprise Aquatics Center, located at 15831 N. Bullard Aven...

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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 20, 2017

Daytime closure of Acoma Dr near Litchfield Rd for pavement preservation April 24 & 25

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Pavement preservation work will result in daytime closures of Acoma Drive near Litchfield road on April 24 and April 25. 

On Monday, April 24, Acoma Drive, from Litchfield Road to 137th Avenue, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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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 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 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

Movie Night at Surprise Stadium featuring The Secret Life of Pets

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The City of Surprise presents Movie Night at Surprise Stadium on Saturday, April 29, featuring The Secret Life of Pets - rated PG. 

This event is sponsored by Coulter Nissan, and admission is free. Bring your blankets and pillows, stretch out on the s...

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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. 

2017 Surprise Sundancers Scholarship ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Become a storm spotter; free training class May 8

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If you are interested in learning how to properly identify and report significant weather phenomena, you won’t want to miss a free Skywarn™ storm spotter training in Surprise on May 8.

The training classes, presented by the National Weather Ser...

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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 10, 2017

Free wellness class on cognition, brain function

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Health and wellness are important for a thriving community, and the City of Surprise is hosting a series of free wellness classes to help keep residents educated and informed on a variety of topics. 

Coming up in the series:    &...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Surprise Fire-Medical awards winners of driving awareness poster, PSA contest

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The city of Surprise congratulates the winners of the Surprise Fire-Medical department Impaired Distracted Driving awareness poster and public safety announcement (PSA) contest! Surprise Fire-Medical hosted the winners from Valley Vista High School at a r...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Drainage improvement project underway along 115th Ave in Surprise

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Construction has begun on the Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCD) 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive Drainage Improvement Project that will construct approximately two miles of drainage improvements along 115th Avenue from Union Hills Drive to...

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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: March 28, 2017

Greenway Rd - Litchfield Rd intersection improvement work to begin

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Drivers can expect lane restrictions around the intersection of Litchfield and Greenway roads from March 30 through May 8 as crews perform utility work and work to correct a dip in the intersection.

A full closure of the intersection is planned for the fin...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Free class on protecting against cyber security threats

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 Learn about today’s top cyber security threats and simple ways that you can protect you and your family at a free class hosted by the city of Surprise.

Join Gina Busby and Christopher Becker from the City of Surprise Technology Security Team as...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Free Workshop: Understanding Your IRA

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Whether you are preparing to use an IRA for retirement or already have one set up, you are invited to a free workshop that will cover IRA basics, strategies and laws.

The “Understanding Your IRA” workshop will be taught by Joel N. Green...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Rock your block! Free block party trailer rentals available

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What better way to get to know your neighbors than by throwing a great party? Surprise offers free rentals of its Block Party Trailer, and we’ll even deliver it to you! 

The block party trailer includes chairs, tables, coolers, canopy tents, spo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Calling all performers! City holding auditions for Surprise Talent Show

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The City of Surprise is looking for talented residents to perform in the Surprise Talent Show this spring! 

Performances may include singing, dancing, instrumental, drama/theatre, comedy, magic, skits or any other talent that is appropriate for a fun,...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Surprise Aquatic Center offers spring swim lessons

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Get the kids ready for summer with swim lessons at Surprise Aquatic Center!  

Private and group swim lessons will begin the week of March 27. All lessons are available in the afternoon. View the session schedule

Registration begins on the follow...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet

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Do you have new or used items to sell? Reserve a space at Surprise Super Swap Meet!

The city’s popular community-wide garage sale will be held Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center Parking lot, located at 15831 N....

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open

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The City of Surprise is now offering registration for the West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball League, which begins in late April. Both individual and team registration is available for the16-game season.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Drive Wise, Surprise! Police launch new traffic safety campaign

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The Surprise Police Department has launched a new traffic safety campaign aimed at encouraging safe driving habits.

 The slogan: “Drive Wise, Surprise.” 

“In recent years, traffic accidents in our city have increased by 8-to-...

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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: April 21, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shooting suspect in Surprise

The suspect discharged a firearm from a vehicle.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect who discharged a firearm from a vehicle in the City of Surprise. The incident occurred shortly before 10 pm on Monday, April 17, 2017, near t...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify burglary/fraud suspects in Surprise

The suspects burglarized a home in Surprise and later used credit cards from the home at a store in Chandler.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying two individuals who attempted to use credit cards that were stolen during a residential burglary.

On 3/24/2017 just before 1pm a residence near Greenway Roa...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify fraud suspect in Surprise

The suspect has used a victim's bank card on multiple occasions.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a fraud suspect in Surprise. Beginning in late February 2017, an unidentified suspect has on multiple occasions used a victim’s bank card to ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Surprise Police Explorers ask for your continued support

Dine at Chipotle in Surprise on Friday, April 28 from 5-9pm; don't forget to bring your flyer!

The Surprise Police Explorer Post #2236 is partnering with a local business, Chipotle, for an upcoming fund raising event. The event will be held at Chipotle, 13869 West Bell Road in Surprise, on Friday, April 28th from 5 – 9 pm.

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Police safely apprehend armed suspect during stand-off on Grand Avenue

Gregory Rodvelt, age 65, was booked into the Maricopa 4th Ave jail with several felony offenses.

This evening, at approximately 6:15 pm, the Surprise Police Department, with assistance from other local law enforcement agencies, apprehended a suspect who had barricaded himself inside a vehicle with a weapon on Grand Avenue in Wittmann, Arizona. The su...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Police seek public assistance to locate runaway teen in Surprise

Samantha Schield, age 15, is described as a white female approximately 5’5”, 135 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Samantha Schield, a 15 year old teen runaway.

Recently, a family member contacted the police to report Ms. Schield as a runaway teen. Samantha is described as a white femal...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspects in Surprise

The two suspects stole items valued at approximately $750.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a couple of shoplifting suspects. The incident occurred at a business located in the area of 15500 West Waddell Road in Surprise on Thursday, January 1...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify theft suspect in Surprise

The suspect concealed several items in his jacket and left the store without paying.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a theft suspect. The incident occurred at a business located in the area of 13700 West Bell Road in Surprise on Tuesday, February 4, 2017, at approxima...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Violent suspect apprehended after barricade in Surprise

Police went to serve a felony warrant on Christopher Ralston, age 48, when a standoff ensued.

On March 29th, 2017 at about 8:30am officers and detectives from the Surprise Police Department, assisted by additional personnel from various agencies, went to a home in the area of the 28800 block of north 179th avenue in an attempt to serve a felony ar...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify burglary suspect in Surprise

Suspect forced entry into a local business and stole several items of property.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a burglary suspect. The incident occurred on Monday, February 27, 2017, sometime between 10:55 pm and 11:30 pm, at a business complex located in the ar...

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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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