When the Town incorporated, state statutes required a Town Marshal be named. For organizational purposes, Ned Curtis was chosen as the first Town Marshal. Lester Naumann, who succeeded Ned Curtis, became the first working Town Marshal. Marshal Naumann relied on the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the Phoenix Police Department, and the Scottsdale Police Department for response to multiple calls, when additional deputies were needed, and for report forms. As the Town grew, more deputies were hired and the Town Marshal’s office became more self-sufficient. In July 1981, the 24-hour communication center was started, and in the following year, the Council authorized the purchase of a central alarm system that enabled residents to have a quicker police response to emergencies.