Chief’s MessageChief-AvilaBrian

The Safford Police Department has a long and proud tradition of service to the residents, businesses and visitors of Safford.  The officers who make up the Police Department are dedicated to their profession and hold themselves to the highest ethical standards.

The Safford Police Department is richly diverse, which we believe helps to build partnerships, relationships and trust with our community in the true spirit of Community Policing.  We aim to recruit the very best and brightest men and women to become members of our Department.

The City of Safford and Gila Valley is a wonderful community, full of hardworking, caring citizens.  I am happy to be a member of this community and to serve the public safety needs of the residents and businesses.  As Chief of Police, I am honored to not only serve this community, but also the dedicated members of the Police Department who care about the community they live and serve in.  We are most effective at working in partnership with our community to employ problem-solving strategies to address crime, safety, and quality of life issues through our guiding principles of fairness, transparency, and impartiality.  

We strive to "Exceed Expectations."

Brian Avila
Chief of Police

Mission Statement

The Safford Police Department's mission is to serve the public by furthering a partnership with the community to protect life and property, prevent crimes, and solve problems.  We are dedicated to improving the quality of life by earning the mutual trust and respect of the community through our professionalism and commitment to excellence.  Our vision is to become a leader among agencies providing police services by placing a high priority on community involvement, education, customer service and respect for individual rights.

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