PD Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I should dial 911 or the police non-emergency number?
A: If the situation is life threatening or there is a crime in progress call 911. If you want to report a crime that already occurred, report suspicious activity, have a non-emergency situation or have a question, call (928) 474-5177.
 
Q: Where is the Payson Police Department located?
A: 303 N. Beeline Hwy. Payson, AZ 85541, ½ block east of Verizon off Malibu Drive.
 
Q: What are the lobby hours of the police department?
A: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. excluding holidays.
 
Q: How can I obtain a copy of my police report, and what will it cost me?
A: You can request a copy of any police report Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the front desk of the Police Department, or requested by mail. A REPORT REQUEST FORM can be downloaded here. The request can be completed on the department’s form, or in writing. It must include the name, address and phone number and signature of the requesting party, as well as any information that would assist in filling the request. Reports cost $7.00 each, up to 15 pages and .25 cents per additional page. It takes approximately 2 weeks to process the request. The Police Department only accepts cash, money orders, or cashier’s checks as a form of payment, no personal checks are accepted for payment. For more information Email Kathy Klein
 
Q: Does the Payson Police Department do public fingerprinting?
A: The Payson Police Department provides fingerprints to the public Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to Noon, excluding holidays. The fee is $5.00 for the first card, and $3.00 for each additional fingerprint card, You must bring with you a valid Arizona picture identification card, provided by the Motor Vehicle Division, or a valid picture driver license, along with your print card.
 
Q: Who would I contact for information regarding a Neighborhood Watch program in my area?
A: Detective Mike Varga at 928-472-5084
 
Q: Where can I get an Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment?
A: Payson Magistrate Court, 714 S. Beeline Hwy. Payson, AZ 85541.
 
Q: How many police officers does the Payson Police Department have?
A: The Payson Police Department currently has 32 certified full time officers, but this number includes detectives and administrative personnel.
 
Q: How can I obtain a police report number for my insurance company to replace my lost cell phone?
A: Contact Dispatch at 474-5177, if the cell phone was lost within town limits, and Dispatch will obtain your personal information, as well as the cell phone description, including serial number and cell phone number, make, model, etc., and will issue a departmental report number to you.
 
Q: What can I do about speeding on our street?
A: You can call the Payson Police Department at (928) 474-5177 and request the speed trailer, which will display the vehicle speeds and serves as a warning device. You can also find traffic calming strategy information here.
 
Q: How do I find out about sex offenders living in my neighborhood?
A: Visit the Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender Info Center at www.azsexoffender.org. You will be able to search by zip code and/or name.