Police Chief Michael Frazier………………Bob Vukanovich

Michael Frazier, Police Chief Surprise Police Department Michael Frazier was appointed as the Police Chief for the City of Surprise on February 14, 2011.

Jan 30, 2015 – “I’m hugely supportive of body cameras,” Surprise Police Chief Mike Frazier said, whose department bought 89 cameras for about $250,000 …

Police seek help locating runaway teenager

Surprise, AZ… (February 20, 2015) The Surprise Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a 17-year-old girl who was last seen on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Police received a call on February 5, from family members, reporting her as a runaway. The girl, identified as Madeline Elizabeth Corbin, is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 106 pounds.

She has shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue “Willow Canyon High School” tee shirt.

Madeline was last seen by her parents as she was being dropped off at school in the area of 23000 North 166th Drive. Madeline has a history of running away and was last reported as a runaway in November, 2014.

Police are following up on all leads, continuing efforts to locate the juvenile, and are asking anyone with any information to call the Surprise Police Department at 623-222

Surprise, AZ (February 20, 2015) The City of Surprise is hosting a multitude of fun activities for youth during spring break, including a K-6th grade camp and baseball and soccer sports camps.

The K-6th grade Spring Break Camp will be held March 16-20 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Countryside Recreation Center, located at 15038 N Parkview Place. Camp fees for Surprise residents are $110 for a full week or $85 for three days, which includes field trips and afternoon snacks. Planned field trips include: Makutu’s Island, a Spring Training game and a trip to the White Tank Mountains.

The basketball and soccer Spring Break Sports Camps run March 16-19. The Basketball Camp will be held at Valley Vista High School, 15550 N. Parkview Place, and will be run by Valley Vista High School’s men’s basketball program. The Soccer Camp will be held at Marley Park, 15126 W. Sweetwater Rd, and will be run by Worldnet Soccer. Instructors will concentrate on building and refining fundamentals in all aspects of the game.

Applications are currently being accepted for each of the camps at the City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Office, 15960 N. Bullard Ave.

For more information about youth and family programs please call 623.222.2000 or visit www.supriseaz.gov/recreation.

Surprise, AZ (February 20, 2015) Surprise is offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for residents interested in learning how to help in an emergency or disaster situation. The training, which offers certification upon completion, is designed to help build a team of community volunteers who can respond to incidents effectively and efficiently without putting themselves in danger.

Trainees will learn how to:

• Manage utilities and put out small fires
• Apply techniques for opening airways, controlling bleeding and treating shock
• Provide basic medical aid
• Work in search and rescue situations
• Organize spontaneous volunteers to be effective
• Collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts

The classes are scheduled for three consecutive Saturdays – Feb. 28, Mar.7 and Mar. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium, 14250 W. Statler Plaza. All three training classes must be completed in order to receive full certification.

For more information or to register for the CERT training, please contact the Surprise Fire-Medical Department at crfire@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.5400.

Surprise AZ (February 25, 2014) Surprise is the newest member of the Canada Arizona Business Council, a group promoting trade between Canada and Arizona.

“More and more Canadian citizens are part of Surprise as winter or full time residents and property owners,” said Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott. “Like many of us, they love the area and see the tremendous business potential here. We need to capitalize on that.”

According to the CABC, Canada is the largest foreign investor in Arizona, with bilateral trade worth $3.9 billion dollars annually, excluding tourism. The Association says the total Canadian economic footprint in Arizona in 2012 was more than $6 billion, with Arizona welcoming more than 872,000 Canadian visitors that year.

“Our mandate is to increase bilateral trade between Canada and Arizona,” says CABC Chief Executive Officer O. R. Glenn Williamson. “We bring together CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and professionals on both sides of the border. We make business happen at the decision-maker level.

Wolcott cited Surprise’s improving transportation and communications infrastructure, readily available land, capable workforce and excellent weather as a natural fit for Canadian businesses offering good jobs that are looking to expand or relocate.

“We are the perfect location for professional, sustainable jobs in areas like financial services and communications,” Wolcott said. “Surprise needs to focus on head of household employment, exactly the kind of jobs Canadian business people who already know Surprise represent. It’s time to get aggressive and really spread the word.”

“I salute Mayor Wolcott’s vision in joining the CABC,” Williamson added. “Surprise is a welcoming place where opportunity thrives, and now, more and more influential Canadians are going to hear about it.”

Wolcott has been a strong advocate for developing international trade at the regional and municipal level for long-range economic vitality. “The I-11 corridor talks are underway, and people are starting to recognize it as the future transportation and communication backbone of the Western United States and ultimately our cross-border connection,” she said. “It will also be part of the Surprise community, so it’s critical to begin building solid business relationships to position Surprise for the long run.”