Flash to the past: Maricopa PD on patrol New Year’s Eve for first time

The Maricopa Police Department has 81 employees, about 1/4 of the size of the Pasadena PD where new chief Mark Goodman was a Commander. Goodman served 28 years with Pasadena PD.
Maricopa Police Chief Patrick Melvin next to a police vehicle [file]

A look back 15 years:

In 2008, while most of Maricopa was kicking back to celebrate the passing of another year, Maricopa Police Chief Patrick Melvin and his officers were kicking off the city’s transition from partnering with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for public-safety services to being Maricopa’s primary, full-time provider.

“There is a different type of call that happens on the graveyard shift,” Melvin said after working Maricopa PD’s first-ever night shift from 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 7 a.m.