Community Programs

Below is a list of community programs and resources the Eloy Police Department participates in.

If you have any questions about the listed subjects please contact Sergeant Jeremy Sammons at 520-464-3452 or via email.

Eloy Police Department Citizen's Police Academy

The Eloy Police Department Citizen Academy is a free 6-week program offered to the citizens and business owners within the City of Eloy. The Citizens' Academy offers City of Eloy residents, its employees, and business leaders an up-close and personal look at the way the Eloy Police Department is organized and an opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the Eloy Police Department. The Citizen Police Academy is a part of our community policing strategy. 

Classes are held periodically throughout the year. For further information please contact Sgt. Calvina Singleton via email or call (520) 464-3464.

Police Academy Group Picture

Lock Box Program

The Eloy Police Department (in collaboration with the Eloy Fire District) is proud to offer “The LockLock Box icon Box Program” to those citizens in need.

 If you need emergency medical or police assistance, could help get to you in time? If emergency responders cannot get to you, they might have to break out a window or force open a locked door to reach you. You need help NOW!

 The Residential Lockbox Program is intended to expedite access to older adults in their own homes during medical or other emergencies while eliminating the likelihood of property damage from forced entry. The Lockbox Program is open to all Eloy residents who either live alone, or must be left alone on a regular basis, and are aged 65 and older or those who are disabled and/or suffer from major medical issues no matter the age.

How does the program work?

  1. The eligible participant will complete and submit a Lockbox Program application to the Eloy Police Department.
  2. Once the application is approved, a police representative will contact the participant at their home to review the program.
  3. The participant will provide a spare house key to the police representative.
  4. The police representative will place the key inside the lockbox and set the combination.
  5. The police representative will determine the best location for the lockbox that allows quick access for emergency responders but is not readily visible to the typical street or pedestrian traffic.
  6. The lockbox will only be used during an emergency call, and when responders cannot make entry without using force.
  7. At no other time will the lockbox be used or will entry be made without authorization.
  8. The program is administered by the Eloy Police Department/Eloy Fire District, and the information provided by the participant will remain confidential.

What are my obligations?

  • There is no cost to participate in the Lockbox Program, other than that of a spare key.
  • A participant may withdraw from the program at any time. After the key is returned to the participant, the empty lockbox will be removed from the residence and returned to the Police Department. 

If you are interested or know someone who could benefit from the Lock Box Program, please email Sgt. Singleton for an application or screening or call 520-464-3464 for further information. 

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of the residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities.

Program Initiation

The program is initiated by a group of community members joining together to form a Neighborhood Watch in their area. The group then appoints a Neighborhood Watch Captain to set meeting dates, ensure information is shared among the group, and contact the Eloy Police Department if they want an officer to attend their meetings. 

 The Neighborhood Watch consists of neighborhood meetings, distribution of information on crime trends in the area, and implementing preventive measures to decrease criminal activity.

 For further information on how to start a Neighborhood Watch or for an officer to attend meetings, please contact Captain Brian Jerome at 520-464-3458.

Neighborhood Watch sign

Dispose-A-Med

Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop-off location at the Eloy Police Department. The Police Department established a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.
 
The collection site is open 24 hours a day. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.MedReturn bin

Accepted Items

  • Over-the-Counter Medicine
  •  Pet Medications
  • Samples
  • Vitamins

Unacceptable Items

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Bloody / Infectious Waste
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Inhalers
  • Medications from Businesses or Clinics
  • Needles (syringes)
  • Thermometers

How to Dispose

Remove labels from bottles, or black out all personal information with a marker. 

  1. Place accepted items in a sealed plastic bag
  2. Put the sealed bag into the disposal box

Watch Your Car Program

The Watch Your Car decal program is a free, voluntary program whereby Arizona vehicle owners enroll their vehicles with the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority.

Watch Your Car sign

About the Program

The Watch Your Car decal program is a free, voluntary program whereby Arizona vehicle owners enroll their vehicles with the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority. The vehicle is then entered into the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) database; participants receive decals for their front and rear windows. By displaying the decals, vehicle owners convey to law enforcement officials that their vehicle is not usually driven between 1 a.m. and 5 p.m. when the majority of auto thefts occur.

 In addition, by enrolling in the Watch Your Car Program, vehicle owners also authorize law enforcement officials to stop their vehicle at any time during the day or night within 1 mile of the border, if there is a suspicion that the vehicle is being illegally operated. If a police officer witnesses the vehicle in operation between these hours, they have the right to stop the vehicle and verify it is being legally operated by the rightful owner.

Enrollment

To enroll in the Watch Your Car program, complete the WYC Enrollment Application (PDF) and mail the form to the Eloy Police Department. Or, simply enroll online. This option is quick and easy, and no postage is required!

Additional Information

To find out more information about auto theft and how to prevent it, go to the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority website.