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It is the mission of the Springerville Police Department to provide a safe and secure environment, while improving the quality of life for the public the Department serves. The Department is pledged to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, and protect the rights of all. The Springerville Police Department strives to accomplish this with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and accountability.

Through this high level of service, the Springerville Police Department has seen a better than 93% result in arrest and/or conviction of investigations.  Even though our crime rates are significantly lower than the national average, burglary is down 13% in last two years.

Message from the Chief:

Welcome to the Springerville Police Department web site. The Springerville Police Department is a community oriented department and we strive to provide the best customer service as possible. The mission statement of the Springerville Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment, while improving the quality of life for the public we serve. To enforce the laws, preserve the peace while protecting the rights of all. To do this with the highest level of integrity, honesty, professionalism, and accountability.

The Springerville Police Department services an area of approximately 30 square miles with a population of about 3,000 people.  The Springerville Police Department has a total of 9 employees that are very dedicated and capable of performing their duties. The employees are the Chief of Police, Administrative Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, 4 patrol officers, animal control officer, and administrative assistant.

I have an open door policy so feel free to stop at the Springerville Police Department. I would like to hear your concerns, complaints, or ideas concerning the police department and community as a whole.


Chief Mike Nuttall
Springerville Police Department

Citizen Input and Feedback

We welcome your feedback! Have you had a recent opportunity to interact with the Springerville Police Department? If so, please help us make your Police Department more responsive by completing our Customer Service Satisfaction Form!

The Springerville Police Department prides itself on prompt, courteous service to our residents and visitors. In an effort to continually improve itself, the department welcomes all comments. If you feel you have not been properly treated by a representative of our department, click here to download a copy of our Officer Complaint Form

Click here to download a complete copy of the Police Department's Rules and Regulations on Complaints.

Police Services

The Police Department provides numerous services to the public, including Drug Education, Firearm Safety, Child Seat Safety, and Animal Control.

Community Ride Along Program

The Community Ride Along program is designed for adults and youth 16 years and older who are interested in careers in law enforcement, or a better understanding of the challenges faced daily by the officers. The participant may request specific areas or an officer to observe, and the length of the ride along may vary due to circumstances. Safety of the participant and police personnel are the primary concern. Click here to download a Citizen Ride Along Request form.

Community Outreach

Springerville PD is an active part of the community, and places a significant effort on interacting with the youth of the community. Funded by the Town, the members of the Department donate their personal time to support and maintain Springerville Skate Park, which provides a healthy and constructive outlet for the community's youth.

Vacation Watch (Security Watch)

When on vacation, residents can complete an application form with the Police Department, which informs the Department of the home's vacancy. Police surveillance on the home is then increased during the time the resident is away. Information provided to the police is confidential. Click here to download a copy of the Security Watch Request form, which you can complete and bring to the Police Department.

Block Watch Program

This neighborhood watch program includes assistance and education on the organization of a partnership program between individual neighborhoods and the police department, thus maintaining the quality and security that Springerville is known for.

Animal Control

Springerville Town ordinances require that all dogs within the Town limits be licensed and vaccinated. License tags for dogs are $5/year for males or spayed females, and $10/year for females not spayed. Each year, the local veterinarian offers a free or discounted clinic for vaccination of animals. At this clinic, while the rabies vaccination record is on hand, the Town will provide a free license and tag for the animal. Dogs must be at least four months old to have their shots and license. 

Dogs must be kept either on leash or within a fenced in area. To report loose or nuisance animals, please contact the Animal Control Officer at (928) 333-4240, extension 327.

The Animal Control policy for nuisance animals is to first issue a verbal warning, followed by a written warning, and finally a citation. An attacking dog will be automatically issued a citation. Dogs biting humans, if not provided a proof of rabies vaccination, will be quarantined no less than 10 days at the Town kennel, and if no other animals are present in the owners home, they may be quarantined at their home.

After a loose dog is kept for five days, it is eligible for adoption. The adoption fee of $30 includes a vaccination. When a dog is adopted from the kennel, the Town provides a free packet of information on raising and handling the animal. A discount for spaying or neutering the animal is also provided. Animal Control does its best to avoid putting down animals, so residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to keep their vaccination and license records current.