Chief's Message

Welcome to our webpage. Whether you are visiting, residing, or working in Cottonwood, our mission is to keep you safe and contribute to the phenomenal quality of life in our City and Verde Valley. Our commitment to superior customer service, fostering positive relationships, transparency and accessibility are evident in the high citizen satisfaction rate our agency received in the latest 2016 survey. Our staff takes pride and greatly appreciates the immense community support we receive. We realize we simply cannot maximize our effectiveness without it. Don’t hesitate to contact the Cottonwood Police Department if we can be of assistance. For non-urgent matters, we encourage you to contact your neighborhood officer. To find the officer’s contact information, go to the Neighborhood Officer Program tab found beneath the Community section on our website. Stay active, involved and above all, stay safe.

Stephen Gesell
Chief of Police
City of Cottonwood
Chief's Bio

Cottonwood Public Safety Building

The Cottonwood Police Department is located at the corner of 6th Street and Aspen,in the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, at 199 S 6th Street, in Cottonwood.

Contact Information

Cottonwood Police Department
199 S 6th Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

The Chief of Police may be reached through his Administrative Assistant at
634-4246 ext.2106


Patrol Commander
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