2011-07-21_13-44-05_385The Snowflake-Taylor Police Department is located at 602 S. Main Street in Snowflake, Arizona.  The department services the communities of Snowflake and Taylor, Arizona. Currently the department has 21 employees:  Five full time dispatchers, one administrative assistant / records clerk, one animal control officer and fifteen full time certified police officers: Chief of Police, Lieutenant, Two Patrol Sergeants, One Detective Sergeant, One Detective/D.A.R.E. Officer, One Task Force Detective, 8 Patrol Officers and Two Reserve Officers.  The police department is considering options to improve and grow the department.  The Department’s focus is to progress with the needs of our growing communities.

Police Mission

The mission of the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department is to serve our community with pride and integrity through our commitment to excellence in service, loyalty to our position of trust and a desire to do the right thing for the right reason.

Chief of Police Robert “Bobby” Martin

Robert “Bobby” Martin was appointed Chief of the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department on July 1, 2019. In that capacity, he oversees a staff of 15 officers, 8 civilians, 2 police reserve officers, and 5 Volunteers in Police Service. Chief Martin places emphasis on community policing and serving as guardians of our community.

Chief Martin is a Snowflake native having graduated from Snowflake High School in 2001 and he married his high school sweetheart with whom he has 5 children.

After taking many different jobs around the state, he was hired as a Peace Officer with the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department in April of 2007.  He graduated from the Central Arizona Law Officer’s Training Academy in Casa Grande where he received the top recruit award for physical fitness.  Throughout his time with the police department he has been able to serve in many positions within the department to include Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Detective, Detective Sergeant, and Lieutenant.

In January of 2012 he took a position with the Navajo County Drug Task Force as an Undercover Narcotics Detective.

During his time as a Narcotics Detective he became heavily involved with the RX 360 initiative within Navajo County putting on courses of instruction for various church groups, city council members as well as multi county community presentations about the dangers of alcohol and prescription drug abuse.  He has a strong desire to teach anything he can and enjoys teaching about law enforcement related topics the most.  He is a certified General Instructor and teaches multiple classes at the Northern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA) in Taylor.

In October of 2012, he was awarded a position with the White Mountain Regional Special Response Team and successfully completed a 5-day, 100-hour, SWAT “Hell Week” in Utah County. He also attended a Sniper certification course with Utah County and became a certified Sniper in September of 2013.

In March of 2016 he was appointed as Lieutenant with the Police Department.  As the only Lieutenant of the department, he was responsible for the day to day operations of the Police Department.  He is also one of the departments Public Information Officer’s which affords him the opportunity to serve his community in many different aspects of law enforcement.

In 2017, Chief Martin graduated from the Arizona State University Certified Public Managers course.  Over several months he learned about public management techniques such as budget management, supervision, and leadership to name a few.  During the course, Chief Martin was selected by his class to give the key note address during the courses graduation ceremony.

In July of 2018, Chief Martin graduated from the 272 session of the FBI National Academy along with 231 police professionals from across the world.  The ten week program teaches advanced leadership skills and development through a partnership with the FBI. This allows hundreds of command staff from multiple countries to network and share experiences and lessons learned while at the same time attending college level leadership courses.  Chief Martin is the first ever Snowflake-Taylor Police Department national academy graduate and was one of five leaders selected throughout the state of Arizona to attend.

As the newly appointed Chief of Police of the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department he is excited about the direction the police department is moving and hopes to keep a very positive working relationship within the community.  “It is our honor to work in a community that shows such significant support to their police officers and we look forward to fostering and increasing those relationships.  We are committed to serving our community with pride and integrity.”

 


The Police Department can be contacted at : 928-536-7688 for non-emergency information
In the event of an emergency dial 911

602 South Main St.
Snowflake, AZ 85937
police@stpd.org

Police Department FAX: 928-536-2255