<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT
<br />UNATTRACTIVE NUISANCE/COMMUNITY BLIGHTOPS-15
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<br />When a residence or business presents an unattractivenuisance that involves
<br />criminal activity, the Surprise Police Department will take steps to address the
<br />safety issue.
<br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to cover the appropriate steps to be
<br />taken by the on-scene Department personnel when a building, incident, situation or
<br />premise presents a safety issue to the public.
<br />A.UnattractiveNuisance/Community Blight
<br />1.Swimming pools
<br />2.Abandoned and burned out buildings
<br />3.Abandoned refrigerators
<br />4.Electrical generating sub-stations
<br />5.Sink holes
<br />6.Abandoned mines
<br />7.Hazardous material on private property or in the right of way
<br />8.Exposures to blood borne pathogens or any other unsafe condition(s).
<br />A.When an officerobserves, or is notified of an unattractive
<br />nuisance/community blight situation, the officerwill attempt to remedy the
<br />nuisance and notify their immediate on-duty Supervisor.
<br />B.If the officercannot immediately remedy the nuisance, the Supervisor will
<br />evaluate the situation and determine if the nuisance is related to criminal
<br />C.If criminal activity is involved, the Supervisor will then attempt to locate and
<br />work with the property owner to resolve the situation.
<br />D.If the property owner or responsible party cannot be contacted or refuses to
<br />remedy the nuisance and it is an immediate hazard or emergency, the
<br />Supervisor will investigatethe situation to include the possibility of formal
<br />charges through the City of Surprise City Code violations and/or Arizona
<br />Revised Statutes regarding the situation. If deemed appropriate, the
<br />Supervisor will notify the on-duty/on-call Command Officer of the situation
<br />regarding formal steps for charging the property owner or responsible party
<br />under A.R.S. and/or City Code violations.