Phoenix Police Department

  • Agency: Phoenix Police Department
  • Address: 620 W Washington St, Phoenix, 85003 AZ
  • Chief: Joe Yahner (Acting Chief of Police)
Phone: 602-262-7626
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Phoenix Police Department is located at 620 W Washington St, Phoenix, 85003 AZ. The Acting Chief of Police of the department is Joe Yahner. The Phoenix Police Department phone number is 602-262-7626.

Phoenix Police Department News

It's a sad truth that there are Grinch-types among us that wish to steal Christmas - YOUR Christmas. This video explains three very simple ideas that can keep your gifts safe. Please share this video with your friends and family to help get the word out about TLC.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at around 3:45pm, Phoenix Police responded to a burglary call at an apartment at 16645 North 31st Street. Officers located and detained 23 year old Terrill Peuse, Jr. Inside the suspects’ truck were several packages addressed to other people. Each victim was contacted and confirmed that they had made purchases online and their packages were stolen from their homes during the late morning/early afternoon. Peuse was booked into jail on four counts of Theft. Phoenix Police encourages everyone to plan ahead for package security. Arrange for someone to be home for deliveries, work with a trusted neighbor to secure packages, or have deliveries sent to a PO Box or lock box. Remember, “T.L.C; Take it, Lock it, Conceal it.”

The Phoenix Police Department has been sharing the TLC advice of Take it, Lock it, Conceal it, which works great for the physical world, but there's a whole other group of criminals looking to make you a victim, the online, cyber kind of bad guy. We wanted to share this article from azcentral about ways you can avoid being a victim of the "Bad actors are also hoping to obtain personal data..." or, "Credit card numbers, bank information and passwords..."

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, these heroes went “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics AZ “Courage matching courage.” Volunteers faced their fears, inspired by Special Olympics athletes who compete each year. Volunteers raised a minimum of $1,000 each; the cost for a year's worth of activities for two athletes. Each rapeller descended 27 stories down the outside of city scape in downtown Phoenix The “Radical Rappellers”, led by Chiefs Sherry Kiyler and Mary Roberts raised $42,000. Our team won the award for most funds raised. The event raised over $202,000 in total for Special Olympics AZ. You can learn more at www.specialolympicsarizona.org

Today, Phoenix officers & firefighters joined the David Glasser Foundation for their first annual Shop With A Cop event at Target. Thanks to the Glasser Foundation, 40 kids from Cheatham Elementary were each provided a $250 gift card to buy gifts for themselves and their families this holiday season. Afterwards, the kids had the opportunity to take pics with Santa, play games, wrap their gifts and interact with various units at police & fire.

On December 4th, in combined efforts with YMCA, Huger Mercy Living Center's Happy Hearts and Helping Hands, Boys and girls Club and Police Activities League donated over 50 toys to the Early Learning Reading program at the Maryvale YMCA. Police Activities League Officers taught kids the importance of knowing their addresses, parents name and phone numbers in case of an emergency. Over 50 kids from six months old to five years of age participated with their parents.

On Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 4:40 p.m., two suspects were seen entering the Mariscos Restaurant men’s restroom. A short time later, a bullet was fired through the wall separating the men’s room from the women’s restroom. The victim inside the women’s restroom was shot in the arm. The victim exited the bathroom bleeding and collapsed in the hallway. The suspects exited the men’s restroom, saw the victim’s injuries, stepped over the victim and fled the restaurant. They left the area in a four door black sedan. Location: 4234 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (Mariscos El Cora Mexican Restaurant) Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 4:40 p.m. Suspect #1:Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, heavy build, full beard, wearing a grey shirt, black pants, red hat and red shoes. Suspect #2: Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, thin build, checkered shirt, and black pants. Vehicle: Black four door sedan, with dark windows and black rims, possibly a KIA Optima. If you have any information regarding this case you may contact Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S, 480-948-6377, or 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish speaking. You can also leave an anonymous tip on the silent witness website at silentwitness.org.

The Accessibility Compliance Enforcement aide is a volunteer who has committed to serve a minimum of four hours each week to assist the community and the Phoenix Police Department. Volunteers patrol the city of Phoenix, writing disabled parking citations. The mission of the ACE Program is to provide safe and accessible parking spaces for the disabled community through enforcement and education. Directed patrol is accomplished by responding to locations identified through the disabled parking violation hotline, 602-534-SPACE.

A career with the Phoenix Police Department has a lot going for it, pay, benefits, and room to grow, but for many people the greatest part of the job is being able to help others in their time of need. You can be the one to help by putting on the uniform, or putting on the headset - as an officer OR a police communications operator. Both careers are wide open and it's up to you to decide which one fits you. Learn more about both careers online: https://www.phoenix.gov/police/joinphxpd

We’d like to congratulate Class 82 of the Phoenix Citizens Police Academy on their graduation tonight. Thank you for challenging us and taking the time to learn more about your Phoenix Police Department!

On November 29, 2005, Officer Paul Salmon was responding to a domestic violence call in south Phoenix. His vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed into a light pole at the intersection of Baseline Road and 31st Avenue and crashed. A resident reported the accident and the Phoenix Fire Department extricated him from the vehicle. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center where he died the following day. Officer Salmon had served with the Phoenix Police Department for only 6 months. At the time of his death he was survived by his parents, two sisters, and four brothers.

Holiday DUI Taskforce Programs We are deploying this Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the month of December for numerous Holiday Taskforce DUI Enforcement programs. We will be assisting other agencies throughout the valley looking for impaired drivers and they will be assisting us with highly focused DUI enforcement activities in the City of Phoenix. Do not get nailed for a DUI. It will be very costly and embarrassing if you are arrested for impaired driving. Especially when it is so simple, cheap, and so smart to have a designated driver, hail a cab, or use a rideshare company. Make this a safe holiday season and be able to enjoy your time with your family and friends!

Criminals often take advantage of opportunities to steal during the holiday season. As more and more people run to the mall for that special gift, going from store to store often means shoppers leave purchases in the car. Criminals know this and look for signs that a vehicle contains something worth stealing. If you take it with you, lock it away, or hide it out of sight, you reduce the chance of becoming a victim. It seems simple enough but when you are in a hurry, tired from shopping, and still have to fit the rest of your daily duties in, it's easy to forget. We hope a little TLC will help!

On this day in 1971 Motorcycle Officer Quincy Haywood was killed when a truck turned in front of his police motorcycle. The first officers on the scene rushed him to a nearby hospital where he died. Officer Haywood was twenty-nine years old at the time of his death and a four year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two young sons one of which is now a police officer in Apache Junction, Arizona.

Getting ready for the holiday shopping season? Don’t let thieves spoil the festivities. Protect your purchases and valuables.

DUI Enforcement Grant The Phoenix Police Department was recently awarded Federal funds to support personnel services and employee related expenses to enhance impaired driving (DUI) enforcement activities in the City of Phoenix. These funds were provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The funding will be used to enhance alcohol and drug impaired driving enforcement activities by providing additional training for enforcement personnel, participation in DUI Task Force deployments, and saturation patrols. The programs are designed to strictly enforce DUI laws and provide public educational campaigns to raise awareness specific to Arizona’s goals and objectives in reducing impaired driving collisions. These funds will also be used to deploy highly trained officers throughout the City of Phoenix to solely conduct DUI enforcement.

On this day in 1984 Officer John Robertson died after finally succumbing to wounds he received two days earlier when he was shot by a suspect. On November 17th, 1984, Officer Robertson was shot and killed while working off-duty at a Phoenix motel. He was in a motel parking lot questioning a suspect in the robbery of two truck drivers when the suspect shot Officer Robertson. Officer Robertson died two days later on November 19th, 1984. He was an eight year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department and thirty-one years old at the time of his death. Officer Robertson was survived by his wife and two young children.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement The Phoenix Police Department was recently awarded Federal funds to support personnel services and employee related expenses to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement and education throughout the City of Phoenix. These funds were provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The funding will be used to provide additional school zone enforcement, pedestrian and bicycle safety programs to gain voluntary compliance with traffic laws and improve the overall safety on our roadways. The programs will be designed to reduce death, injury and promote roadway safety within the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix Police Department will implement these programs by strictly enforcing the traffic laws, working with the media, and distributing educational materials to the public. We will also use funding to educate children by putting on bicycle rodeos at schools. If you would like to setup a bicycle rodeo for a group of children please call our Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coordinator at 602-495-0939.

Selective Traffic Enforcement (STEP) The Phoenix Police Department was recently awarded Federal funds to support personnel services and employee related expenses to enhance Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs in the City of Phoenix. These funds were provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The funding will be used to provide additional traffic safety programs to gain voluntary compliance with traffic laws and improve the overall safety on our roadways. The programs will be designed to reduce death, injury, and promote roadway safety within the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix Police Department will implement these programs by strictly enforcing traffic laws, working with the media, and distributing educational materials to the public. These funds will also be used to deploy motorcycle officers throughout the City of Phoenix to target neighborhoods with speeding complaints. Citizens can call our Traffic Complaint Hotline at 602 534-SPEED (7733) or email us at traffic.complaints@phoenix.gov with speeding complaints in neighborhoods and school zones.

Don't break the law as you try to catch 'em all! #pokemongo safely. It seems like everyone is searching high and low for the best Pokemon, gyms, and challenges, but please obey the law while you play. Trespassing is just one issue we'll discuss in the coming days.

Motorcycle Safety Enforcement The Phoenix Police Department was recently awarded Federal funds to support personnel services and employee related expenses to enhance motorcycle safety throughout the City of Phoenix. These funds were provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The funding will be used to provide additional traffic safety programs to gain voluntary compliance with traffic laws and improve the overall safety on our roadways. The programs will be designed to reduce death, injury, and promote roadway safety within the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix Police Department will implement these programs by increasing public awareness using campaigns focused on motorcyclist behaviors, provide information for the driving public, and enhanced enforcement to remind the public to watch for and be careful around motorcycles. Please look twice for motorcycles on our roadways especially now with more motorcycles on our roadways enjoying our beautiful weather. If you’re riding a motorcycle please wear a helmet and proper motorcycle attire, it can save your life. Remember you have loved ones worried about you on that bike! Wear the helmet for you and your family!

Now is the time to start your career as a Police Communications Operator. The job pays well and the benefits are excellent. On top of that we train you to do the job and our goal is your success. If you are looking for a career, or you just want to do something that helps other people, this is the job for you! Apply today, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We're happy to answer them and help you get on the right path. https://www.phoenix.gov/police/joinphxpd911

Occupant Protection Enforcement & Education The Phoenix Police Department was recently awarded Federal funds to purchase promotional items, support personnel services and employee related expenses to enhance the Occupant Protection Enforcement and Education Programs in the City of Phoenix. These funds were provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The Occupant Protection Enforcement and Education Programs will be utilized to effectively identify and educate drivers and passengers on the lifesaving benefits of using occupant restraint systems. The programs will be designed to reduce death, injury, and promote roadway safety within the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix Police Department will implement these programs by strictly enforcing the traffic laws, supporting the Buckle Up Baby Hotline, working with the media and distributing public safety informational and educational materials to the public. These funds will also be used to conduct strict enforcement of child passenger restraint laws. If you see an unbuckled child please call our Buckle Up Baby hotline at 1-800-505-BABY (2229) and leave a message with the license plate number, city observed in, and where the child was sitting in the vehicle. If you have car seat or booster seat questions please call 602-534-TOTS (8687).

Recently the Gilbert Police Department challenged us to post for 7 days on Twitter using only black and white photos, no faces, to demonstrate a day in the life of a Phoenix Police Officer. We thought we would share those photos with our Facebook followers as well.

The 2018 Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program application process is now open! Block Watch has always been an exceptional way to get involved in your own neighborhood. The Phoenix Police Department, Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program (NBWGP) staff will provide training on how to submit a 2018 Neighborhood Block Watch grant application. This training will cover the process of registering a user profile in the Grants Management System (GMS), creating a new application, entering requested budget items, uploading documentation, printing reports, and submitting the application. Staff will also cover eligibility criteria, application changes for 2018, and be available to answer questions. The workshop will be held: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 South Mountain Community College Library 7050 South 24th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85042 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.