Chief’s Message

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.  We have earned the trust and support of our community and city leaders.  We do not take that trust and support for granted and understand that it must be earned and renewed daily.

We recruit the very best and brightest available.  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. 

The framework in which we strive to accomplish our goals is based on being proactive, professional, proud, passionate and working in partnership with the community.  Proactive means that we don’t wait for crime to occur;  we look to prevent crime before it happens with every tool available to us.  The men and women of our organization maintain a level of professionalism worthy of the trust bestowed upon us.  We are a very proud organization and that pride extends to the city we serve and the members of all departments within the city.  I believe that our profession is a calling, and that calling does not exist without a true passion for the oath we take.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a member of the Safford Police Department. I would like to thank all the past and present members of this Department whose dedication, ability and diligence has formed the reputation that our Department enjoys today.  We will build upon what we have been given and commit to the values and culture of this great organization.  Our chosen profession can be difficult and challenging but I firmly believe that nobody does it better than the members of the Safford Police Department.

Glen Orr, Chief of Police

Glen Orr

Orr, Glen