City Government

The City of Sierra Vista is a Council-Manager municipality. The Council-Manager form of government capitalizes on a basic tenet of American democracy - the separation of legislative and executive powers. As such, the City Council defines public policy while the City Manager administers that policy and oversees the day-to-day operation of the city. Sierra Vista residents regularly give the City high marks for services and programs. It is a testament to the policies of their elected leaders and the service provided by dedicated employees. The Sierra Vista City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Council members who are elected at large to staggered four-year terms. Elections are strictly non-partisan.

Boards, Commissions and Committee information here

Mayor Rick Mueller
Mayor Pro Tem Bob Blanchard
Council Member Gwen Calhoun

Council Member Tom Crosby
Council Member Rachel Gray
Council Member Tom Reardon
Council Member Henrietta "Hank" Huisking

Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Department provides internal support to the City Council, the City Manager, and all City Departments. Five areas comprise the department:

Emergency Information

Over the past five years, the City of Sierra Vista's focus has been to elevate awareness of public safety through advanced planning and preparedness for potential emergency incidents within our community and Cochise County. To that end, the City has enhanced its emergency preparedness capabilities through a written Emergency Operations Plan and training of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The City of Sierra Vista is dedicated to helping you prepare, and we're working every day to make our community safe and secure. Our Web site, as well as those of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security , American Red Cross , and FEMA are also great resources for you. You might also be interested in The City's Emergency Preparedness Brochure with checklist .For additional emergency planning information, click here .

Police Department

Currently, our police officers positions are full and the job posting has been closed. In the meantime, please feel free to contact our Recruiter, Molly Schmitt, for more information. She can be reached at 520-452-7500 or . Thank you. Mission Statement To protect and serve through professional, proactive, and innovative police services. Vision Statement The Sierra Vista Police Department is the premier accredited law enforcement agency in Arizona. It is our privilege to open the department and its programs to you for your review and information. The men and women of the Sierra Vista Police Department take a great deal of pride in the services and programs we provide to our community. We hope you will take advantage of many of them. If you are interested in learning more about law enforcement and our department, we offer a Citizen Police Academy to familiarize you with the many facets of our job. Similarly, you can see what we do on a regular basis by observing our activities through our Citizen Ride-A-Long program. Comprehensive and informative tours of our facility are also available for groups. This website can also provide you with a wealth of insight into your department. We hope you will find this website helpful and would appreciate any comments you might wish to make concerning its contents and its usefulness.

Sierra Vista Police Department Strategic Plan 2011-2014

Anonymous Crime Tip
Police Department Telephone Numbers
  • Emergency 911
  • Non-Emergency 458-3311
  • Administration 452-7500
  • Animal Control 458-4151
  • Human Resources 458-3315
  • Investigations / Narcotics 452-7500
  • Public Information Officer 452-7500
  • Records Section 452-7500
  • TDD 452-7066
  • 88-CRIME 882-7463


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88 - CRIME Commercial Security Program
Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program Fingerprinting Services
Go on a Ride-Along with a SV Police Officer Home Security Check Program
Neighborhood Watch Police Reports

More Information

Tip Leads to Drug Arrest Sierra Vista Crime Solvers Website Leads To Arrest
1st Annual SVPD Golf Tournament Registration Form 1st Annual SVPD Golf Tournament Sponsorship Form
Don't Let Your Pets Get Hot Under the Collar Traffic Safety Cameras Frequently Asked Questions
Police Officer Benefits and Salary Clip and Save

Fire Department

(520) 417-4400

Mission Statement We, the members of the Sierra Vista Fire Department, will passionately serve our community by being helpful and kind. Always.

Public Works

  • Phone:
    (520) 458-5775
  • Fax:
    (520) 417-4859
  • Staff Directory
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Public Works Department is, without a doubt, one of the most diverse Departments in the City's organization. Our responsibilities are some of the most important in terms of our impact (as a support Department) on virtually every other City Department, as well as the general public. We strive to provide quality and professional public services to the citizens of Sierra Vista, in a manner that exemplifies the Department's motto: " Pride in Service ." The following core values reflect what is truly important to us, as a Department. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation, or person to person, but rather they are the foundation of our culture:

  • Pride: We pledge to provide "top notch" services to our customers and in return, appreciate the gratification and satisfaction of our efforts, which reinforces our commitment to excellence.
  • Respect: We treat our fellow employees and the public with dignity and respect - as we wish to be treated ourselves.
  • Integrity: Our most important core value. We acknowledge that we are accountable for our own actions and honor our commitment to meeting our customers' needs.
  • Dependability: We are committed to being loyal, honest, and reliable to the Department and the City in accomplishing our mission.
  • E xcellence: Our most important job. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To provide and maintain quality public services and sustainable infrastructure to meet our community's needs. OUR VISION STATEMENT: The Sierra Vista Department of Public Works is the recognized steward of the community's physical assets, managed through innovative technology and the provider of superior services for a sustainable future.


Human Resources

Mission Statement: Facilitate the recruitment, selection, retention, and training of employees, and to promote equitable and cooperative relationships throughout the City government. Description:

The Division is responsible for administration and development of the Personnel Rules and Regulations, legislative compliance, fair and impartial employment services, employee relations, management of the classification and compensation plan, payroll administration, benefit administration, and training.



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