Joseph Turitto, Chief of Police
Captain Shane Leske, Operations Commander
The mission of the Somerton Police Department is to protect the lives and property of the people we serve.
Our Basic Principles:
- Crime Prevention
- Community Involvement
- Crime Control
- Fair and Equitable Treatment
During an era of unprecedented growth and development, the Somerton Police Department will focus on preventing crime and maintaining order, while supporting numerous special events.
We recognize the importance of our employees in meeting the challenges of the future. Our growing organization will emphasize the development of professional knowledge and leadership skills within our ranks. We will recruit exemplary men and women who reflect our community. We embrace a progressive mindset that encourages one and all to seek innovative techniques and emerging technologies in order to accomplish our mission.
Community participation in formulating police strategies will be encouraged. Our common goal will be to provide the most effective possible response to law enforcement emergencies, neighborhood problems and the enforcement of traffic laws, ensuring that Somerton continues to be a desirable place to live, raise a family, educate, recreate and do business.
Everything that we do, collectively or individually, will be done in accordance with our values and objectives.