Meet Superior Police Chief Mark Nipp

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Mark Nipp is the new Chief of the Superior Police Department. Mila Besich Lira | Sun

Superior Sun

During the March 6 meeting the Superior Town Council voted to hire Mark Nipp, he was sworn in with his wife pinning on his chief badge. Nipp comes to Superior after a long career in law enforcement, he is looking forward to serving in a small town once again.

Mark Nipp began his law enforcement career in 1993 after receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marines. Mark first joined the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and later worked for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the BNSF Railway Police, and the Hemet Police Department.

Chief Nipp has worked a variety of assignments for these agencies to include; resident deputy, SWAT member, K-9 handler, rangemaster, defensive tactics instructor, and Investigations. As a sergeant, Nipp was a watch commander, supervised the school resource officer program, managed a police volunteer unit, and a highly successful police Explorer program. In addition, he has managed a variety of specialized projects for multiple agencies. He retired from the Hemet, California Police Department as a sergeant in 2011 and moved to Arizona. After relocating, Nipp joined the Arizona Corporation Commission, Securities Division.

He joins the Superior Police Department with a commitment to the community and an eye to the future. Chief Nipp sees many opportunities to collaborate with other law enforcement agencies and the community to solve many of the current deficiencies in the department. He would like to implement the Volunteers in Police Service program in Superior. “There are many things that volunteers can help us with,” he said. One of the bigger challenges he is facing at this time is improving the reliability of the vehicle fleet and police equipment. He hopes to find grants and other resources to support the department budget. During his interview with the Superior Sun, Nipp stressed fiscal responsibility and managing the budget to support staffing and equipment for the department.

Chief Nipp is married and has two children. He plans on finding a home in Superior within the next six months.

Mila Besich-Lira (199 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Vandals’ mess cleaned up by local business

    April 27th, 2016
    by

    Last week Superior Police Department received a report from a volunteer at the Caboose Visitor Center at the US 60 […]


    More than $250K in scholarships awarded to Superior High School seniors

    April 27th, 2016
    by

      Parents, students, faculty and staff filled the Multi Purpose Room at Superior Junior-Senior High School last week for the […]


    Boyce Thompson Arboretum: Lizard Walk, Summer Hours and Mother’s Day Classes

    April 27th, 2016
    by

      Are your kids, grandkids, nephews or nieces enthralled when comical little lizards skitter across the block wall – or do […]


    Resolution Copper helps to protect endangered cactus

    April 27th, 2016
    by

    April 25, 2016 – Superior, AZ — Located in far eastern Pinal County, east of Superior and west of Miami, […]


  • Additional Stories

    Baseball and Softball Playoffs Set to Begin on Friday

    April 29th, 2016
    by

    The baseball and softball state playoffs will begin on Friday, Apr. 29 at sports complexes and stadiums throughout the state. […]


    Superior Police Report – April 27, 2016

    April 27th, 2016
    by

      According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into […]


    Top-ranked Lady Panthers are dominating during most recent streak

    April 27th, 2016
    by

      The top-ranked and defending state champion Superior softball team has now won four-straight games after wins against Alchesay and […]


    Is God With You?

    April 27th, 2016
    by

    From Zechariah 8:23 we read these words:  “Ten men will say to you, ‘let us go with you, because we […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather