SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Surprise officials didn't have to look far to find their new police chief. City Manager Mark Coronado announced Wednesday that El Mirage Police Chief Michael Frazier will be taking over as chief of police in Surprise.
Frazier has been the El Mirage Police Chief since 2007. He joined the Phoenix Police Department in 1975 and rose through the ranks to become Executive Assistant Police Chief.
Frazier takes over from interim Chief Mark Schott who announced plans to retire from the Surprise force last fall.