The City of Maricopa Police Department's sworn and civilian personnel are proud to boast one of the lowest crime rates in the State of Arizona, at 21 Part 1 Crimes per thousand residents. The staff of 70 sworn officers, 20 civilian employees, two reserve officers and seventy-seven volunteers serve more than 50,000 residents in one of the fastest growing communities in the United States.
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. To accomplish this mission, Maricopa PD has implemented the Compstat and Community Policing philosophies. This implementation emphasizes data-driven directed missions, innovative problem solving tactics, internal and external accountability, de-centralization of decision making and organizational flexibility.
"Making Every Contact Excellent."
The primary philosophy of the Maricopa Police Department is to prevent victimization, fight crime and foster community engagement.
To enhance this vision, our men and women must make many contacts with citizens, business owners, visitors and commuters throughout our city. We strive to make each of these contacts excellent!
Law abiding citizens can expect interactions with our officers to be professional and responsive. Citizen trust and input into solving community concerns and preventing criminal activity is held in high regard. Victims of crime are treated with empathy while all efforts are made to restore and empower them.
Persons who choose to engage in criminal behavior can expect to be met with a swift response absent discrimination by utilizing excellent training, equipment, policies and criminal justice partnerships for a coordinated community response.