Welcome to the Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department

Serving the community with Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, Trust and Teamwork.

Our mission is to provide an atmosphere wherein the citizens and visitors can “Celebrate the Seasons” in a safe and secure environment whether they live, work or play in our community.

We’re open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  (Fingerprinting is on Mondays & Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m.)

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To contact us in an emergency, dial 911

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Police Department News

If you would love a career in helping your community, citizens, Police Officers, and Fire Fighters, this is a rewarding career. Communications Specialist are the heart of public safety. Please view this post for information, and go to the Town Website to download the Police Department's application: www.pinetoplakesideaz.gov/employment/
If you have questions, please feel free to call the administration line in the add and ask for Communications Supervisor Rebecca Mauff or Executive Assistant to the Chief Linda Walker.
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Here is our press release on our Officer involved shooting last night. ... See MoreSee Less

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***UPDATE*** Joshua has been located and is in DPS custody. ... See MoreSee Less

On 10-3-17, a burglary was reported at a residence in Concho, AZ. When ACSO arrived, an occupant of the residence was discovered deceased, the victim of a homicide. A 14 year old suspect sought in Apache County homicide. The suspect has been identified as Joshua Cade Richardson. He is described as 5 ft 6 in tall, 135 pound with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen in the Show Low Pines Estates area wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and brown American Eagle dress shoes. He is also described as having acne and a road rash type scar on his right foream. Anyone having any information concerning the current location of Joshua should contact the AZ Dept of Public Safety at 877-272-8329. Anyone spotting Joshua should immediately call 9-1-1 to report his location. Do not approach him as he is believed to armed and may pose a dangert to others.

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