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  • Retirements, Promotions, and the GPD Philosophy04/16/2015 10:45 AM

    This past Thursday, April 2nd, was a bittersweet day for the Gilbert Police Department as we said farewell to retired Lieutenant Joe Ruet. When I think of Joe, there are several things that come to mind: integrity, loyalty, dedication, compassion, faith, and sense of humor. Joe is a selfless man who has dedicated much of […]

  • Town and Police Department Update03/02/2015 9:05 AM

    I had the pleasure of attending the premier of Mayor Lewis’ Digital State of Town last week. The Digital Team has produced another outstanding message. This year, the theme was “Growing Up Gilbert.” It includes several testimonials from employees, and residents alike, who grew up in the community and who continue to be a valuable […]

  • A Look Back and a Look Forward01/26/2015 11:52 AM

    Welcome to 2015! As I reflect back on 2014, I realize it was a very busy year for us. Looking forward, we will continue to be busy as we address the challenges facing our community, our department, and our profession. Looking Back We saw many exciting and rewarding events take place last year in our […]

  • Second Safest City in the United States12/29/2014 1:35 PM

    It was recently announced that, once again, Gilbert has been ranked the second safest city in the United States for cities with a population that is greater than 200,000. This ranking comes from Law Street Media using 2013 FBI UCR statistics. This is a great accomplishment for which our employees and the community, as a […]

  • Community Trust and Transparency09/29/2014 3:12 PM

    We must continually work on keeping the precious trust that our community has in us. Transparency and open lines of communication are keys to being successful. As a partial means to that end, we will soon begin our testing period for body worn cameras. The testing period will extend to the end of the year […]

  • DDACTS Success09/10/2014 9:24 AM

    In April 2012, the Department initiated the Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety program, known as DDACTS. The premise of DDACTS is to analyze multiple years’ worth of crime, collision, and calls for service data in conjunction with geospatial mapping to identify target “zones”. Target zones are areas in the community that have […]

  • Budget and Project Update06/19/2014 9:39 AM

    The Town council has approved the FY15 budget which is effective on July 1, 2014. The Police Department received the following positions: two police officers, two civilian patrol technicians, and two detention transport supervisors for the pending holding facility project. Our focus this year was to fill patrol resource positions and the detention supervisor positions. […]

  • Gilbert-Chandler Unified Holding Facility05/27/2014 1:07 PM

    The Gilbert and Chandler Police Departments are proposing a joint holding facility project to benefit the citizens of both communities. By combining resources, the costs of holding prisoners will be reduced for both communities. Additionally, each community will benefit from improved efficiency and increased availability of police officers. What is being proposed? The current holding […]

  • Recent Events05/19/2014 3:24 PM

    My heartfelt thanks to everyone who was involved in the recent events we held to support Special Olympics Arizona.  Things kicked off with the Rock ‘n Run at the Riparian event.  The Run was a huge success and served as a wonderful opportunity to honor C.J. Udall.  I was very pleased to see the increase […]

  • 03/03/2014 9:06 AM

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014, marked the fourth anniversary of the line of duty death of Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler; Eric was shot and killed during a traffic stop at Val Vista and Baseline. Eric should be remembered not only for his service to the Gilbert Police Department and the Town of Gilbert, but also as a […]