Maricopa Police Department
The Maricopa Police Department is committed to working in partnership with our community to improve the quality of life in our city. We are dedicated to solving community problems, the reduction of crime, the protection of life and property, and upholding the laws, ordinances, and the constitutional rights of all persons. We strive to accomplish these objectives without prejudice, with the highest of integrity, and with the support of the citizens we serve.
The Maricopa Police Department has received reports of a scam where residents are receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be a sheriff's office employee. Once on the phone the scammer demands payment to clear up an outstanding warrant. Victims are being told they did not show up for required jury duty, and as a result, need to immediately pay a fine via a pre-paid credit card transaction or face suspension of their driver’s license. The calls originate from a local area code within Maricopa County.
Did you know a recent survey discovered that 54% of American adults who have neighbors said their neighbors never have organized social events together. The survey also found that only 17% said they've been inside most of their neighbors' homes and even fewer, eight percent said that they get together on a regular basis or are part of a formal block party safety program in their neighborhood. However, according to the survey, 67% percent of Americans who have neighbors would like to know their neighbors better and 52% would like to get together with their neighbors more often. The Maricopa Police Department would like to share some tips to help promote a positive neighborhood.
The Maricopa Police Department would like to remind you that New Year’s Eve is a huge night for everyone, which means crowds will be swarming toward all the metropolitan hubs around the world. People feed off each other’s excitement, and sometimes things can get out of hand if safety precautions are not taken. Everyone wants to have an unforgettable night in a good way. By simply using some common sense, we can keep it that way. Ring in the New Year safely!
- Designate a Driver:
If you are going to be driving New Year’s Eve, don't drink and drive. If you have a friend who does not prefer to drink, make sure they take the wheel. Always remember “Drive Hammered Get Nailed” DUI enforcement is planned over this New Year’s Eve.