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Surprise, Arizona

Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census. The city population is estimated to be 88,265 according to a 2005 mid-decade census survey, although current growth rates would indicate the city has now attained a population of over 100,000 [1]. As such, it is the second fastest-growing municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area (after Gilbert), and between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona.

Geography

Surprise is located at 3339'6?N, 11223'50?W (33.651785, -112.397197)GR1. It is about 20 miles northwest of Phoenix.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 180.0 km sq (69.5 mi sq). 180.0 km sq (69.5 mi sq) of it is land and 0.1 km sq (0.04 mi sq) of it (0.03%) is water.

Law and government

Local government Surprise is governed on the local level by Mayor Joan H. Shafer and a six member City Council. The mayor is elected at large, while the City Council members are elected from the six districts which they represent. All representatives serve four-year terms.

Police force The Surprise Police Department consists of four divisions:

Field Operations Division Comprised of six squads of Patrol Officers, complimented by the Support Services Unit which includes K-9 Officers, Animal Control Officers, and Motor Officers. It is the largest division in the department.

Administrative Services Division Consists of The Community Relations Unit, Training Unit, Public Information Unit, Records Unit, Recruiting Unit and Technical Services Unit.

Criminal Investigations Division Includes Detectives, General and Special Investigations, the Special Assignment Unit (SAU), and Evidence Technician.

Technical Services Division Is comprised of civilian employees and is supervised by a civilian.

Sports

The city is the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers baseball teams. These Major League Baseball teams use Surprise Stadium for their activities.

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It's Impossible to Book Santa Claus at This Time of Year, But Somebody Just as Good is Available! SURPRISE, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Litak, the man who 'really was Santa Claus,' is again available for talk-show appearances and interviews following the recent release of his newly revised book (and true story), 'Reflections Of A Small Town Santa'! Read more about this Surprise, Arizona press release.

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