Welcome Message from Chief Magnus

Thank you for visiting the Tucson Police Department’s website.  I hope the information you find here will be useful to you and enhance your awareness about what we do.  Our department is committed to “full-service policing.”   This means that our goal is to go beyond just responding to calls.  We want to insure the best possible service for everyone we deal with, engage with the community in a variety of ways, partner with residents to prevent and reduce crime, be good listeners, provide relentless follow-up as needed, and demonstrate both empathy and compassion whenever possible.    

The sworn and professional staff of the Tucson Police Department work here because they care.  Many of our employees have grown up in or around Tucson; others specifically moved here because they identified Tucson as a special place to live and work.  We serve a large population of over 600,000 residents in a metro area of well over 1,000,000 residents covering a land mass of close to 230 square miles.  This is a big city with the friendliness and exceptional quality of life typically associated with a small town.  Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, Raytheon Aerospace and Defense Company, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and many other businesses, educational institutions, and major employers. 
 
Tucson is also a community of neighborhoods, residents active in local government, and folks who care about preserving the “Old Pueblo” while at the same time cheering new growth.  Our strategy for policing is to assign officers geographically throughout the city with the expectation they build solid relationships with the residents, business owners, school, faith communities, and non-profits in their sectors.  We believe that when residents and police officers gets to know each other, trust is developed, and there is no limit to what we can accomplish together.
 
I think our agency is second to none when it comes to smart, creative, and dedicated people who are significantly invested in public safety.  Do you have it takes to join our team?  We have ongoing recruiting and hiring opportunities for both sworn and professional positions within our department.  Tucson PD provides an exceptional learning environment, a stable and rewarding career, and the chance to really make a difference in the lives of others. 
Over the weeks and months ahead, we will continuing to expand and improve our presence on social media.  Please consider following me on Twitter @ChiefCMagnus and get regular updates about TPD on our “Tucson Police Department” Facebook page.  I am always happy to answer your questions, respond to your concerns, or consider your suggestions for how we can continually improve!  My office number is 520-791-4441 or I can be e-mailed at chris.magnus@tucsonaz.gov.  Thank you again for your interest in our department.
 
Chris Magnus
Chief of Police