Police Chief Jim Elkins
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How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
Copies of police reports are available by submitting a Public Records Request to the Bisbee Police Department. Depending on your intended use, you may also need to complete an Affidavit of Commercial Purpose . The Records Clerk will contact you when the report is ready to be picked up. There is a charge of twenty-five cents per side per sheet for copying and there may be a charge for research. Payment is due upon receipt of the report. For further information about obtaining Police Reports, please contact the Records Clerk at (520) 432-2261. The City Manager may, under special circumstances, set additional fees, based on additional services required or other special conditions (Ordinance O-09-06).
How can I volunteer my time or services at the Bisbee Animal Shelter?
The Bisbee Animal Shelter gladly accepts volunteers to assist in the many different tasks that are required to maintain a clean, healthy shelter with happy, well exercised animals. Individuals with a desire to help at the shelter can obtain a Volunteer Contact Information sheet here, at the Police Department or the Animal Shelter. Upon completion of the Volunteer Contract Information sheet, return the sheet to the Police Department, Animal Shelter or City Hall.
Is the Bisbee Animal Shelter a no kill shelter?
We strive to be a no kill shelter, which means no adoptable animal is euthanized, and that all efforts are made to have the animal adopted or placed in a foster home until a loving permanent home is found.
How can I find out what animals are available for adoption?
The Bisbee Animal Shelter is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. People interested in adoption are welcome to stop by anytime during these hours. You may also call 432-6020 for a listing of potential pets or log on to www.petfinder.com for complete information and a photo of a possible pet to join your family.
How do I adopt a pet?
Does the Bisbee Police Department offer any youth programs?
The Police Department has an Explorer Post. This group meets every Wednesday at the police station from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Explorer Post is open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Contact Sgt. H. Gardner for more information at 432-6055. Bike Safety courses are also held throughout the year. Those who successfully complete this course receive a free bike helmet. Contact Sgt. B. Reyna for more information at 432-6055.
Does the Bisbee Police Department offer business checks or house checks?
The Police Department will place homes on a House Watch list if requested by the owner. An officer will physically check the house, while the owners are away.
The Police Department routinely checks businesses during the night and graveyard shifts. Glass windows are checked at the start and end of a shift, and doors are physically checked during the shifts.
Does the City of Bisbee have a noise ordinance pertaining to sound amplification, such as car stereos and animals (barking dogs)?
City Code 10-1-17 pertains to Sound Amplification in vehicles. The Police Department will issue citations or warnings upon receiving complaints.
City Code 6-2-12 pertains to Animal Nuisance, such as barking dogs. The Police Department will issue citations or warnings when complaints are received.
MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE BISBEE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Bisbee Police Department mission and responsibility is to serve and
protect persons and property in the City of Bisbee. It is the right
of all persons within the department’s jurisdiction to be free
from criminal acts, to be secure in their possessions and to live in
peace. The responsibilities associated with this mission are many. They
include enforcement of City Ordinances, federal and state laws; maintaining
the peace and order of the City; protecting life and property; and generally
assisting citizens in urgent situations. As a member or the Bisbee Police
Department, officers and civilian employees make the department’s
responsibilities their own. They are expected to carry out this mission
diligently and courteously, and to take pride in the service they provide.
The department serves the people of Bisbee and its visitors by performing
the law enforcement function in a professional manner, and it is to
these people that the department is ultimately responsible.