On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the El Mirage City Council affirmed Mr. Paul Marzocca as the new Police Chief for the El Mirage Police Department. Chief Marzocca started his peace officer career as a Reserve Officer for the City of Glendale in 1994 and became a Police Officer for the City of El Mirage in 1995 before joining the City of Goodyear Police Department.
Chief Marzocca served over 21 years with the Goodyear Police Department and for the past 4 years has served as their Deputy Chief of Police, Support Services Bureau. He has a broad range of training and experience in leadership programs, emergency management and internal investigations. He has served in a variety of assignments including patrol, motors, community services, school resource officer program and enforcement bureau.
Michael Ashley, Deputy Director of Police Administration
Michael Ashley started his career with the City of El Mirage Police Department in May of 2015. He currently serves as the Deputy Director of Police Administration. Michael has nearly twenty-five years of law enforcement experience at the federal, state and local levels. He is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and retired from the Peoria Police Department as their Professional Standards Unit (Internal Affairs) Lieutenant in 2013. Just prior to working for the City of El Mirage he served as the Deputy Chief for both the Arizona Department of Economic Security and then the Department of Child Safety.
Michael is a proven professional possessing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Administration of Justice Studies from Arizona State University. Michael is a relationship builder with excellent communication skills and demonstrates the ability to easily embrace differences working with both internal and external partnerships. His proven ability to lead, mentor, and manage teams utilizing law enforcement best practices will continue to benefit the citizens of El Mirage.
Randy Stewart, Lieutenant
Randy Stewart was hired as a Police Officer with the El Mirage Police Department in January 2003. While serving with the department, Lieutenant Stewart has served in a variety of assignments including: Patrol, School Resource Officer, Administration, Training, Community Relations and SWAT. Lieutenant Stewart has also served as an Administration Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant and Investigations Sergeant.
On December 20, 2015, Lieutenant Stewart assumed the role of Patrol Lieutenant. With this assignment, Lieutenant Stewart is responsible for the supervision of the Patrol Division.
Lieutenant Stewart holds a Master’s in Business Administration through the University of Scranton
and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Western International University. Lieutenant Stewart is a proud graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command Class #366.
Franco Cammarata, Lieutenant
Lieutenant Cammarata started his law enforcement career in 1996 when he was hired by the City of Williams as a Reserve Officer while serving in the Arizona National Guard full time as a Military Police Sergeant at Camp Navajo. In January 1997, Lieutenant Cammarata received a full time positon with the City of Williams as a Patrol Officer. In 1998, he transferred to the City of Glendale Police Department. During his service with Glendale, he worked as a Patrol and Field Training Officer prior to transferring to the Investigations Division in 2000, where he worked as a Violent Crimes Detective.
Lieutenant Cammarata was hired by the City of El Mirage in 2007 as a Detective during the rebuilding of the city police department. He promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and worked patrol as a sergeant until October 2016 when he transferred to the Detective Sergeant position. In August 2017 he was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant.