Established by the City Council in May 2021, the Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT) is the agency created by the City of Phoenix to provide civilian oversight of administrative investigations of misconduct allegations against members of the Phoenix Police Department, and to receive community feedback regarding complaints, commendations, concerns and/or other comments about policing in Phoenix.
OAT’s initial responsibilities will include:
Monitoring administrative investigations of critical incidents involving Phoenix Police Department personnel; Conducting outreach within the Phoenix community through meetings, public presentations and communication via social media;
Providing annual public reports about OAT’s work and operations;
Facilitating mediation of community complaints to OAT;
Referring community complaints and/or commendations to the PPD for administrative investigation.
For additional information regarding OAT’s jurisdiction and responsibilities, please see Phoenix City Code Sections 20-1 thru 20-26. (NOTE: The implementation of these provisions is subject to certain limitations established by Arizona state law.)
OAT is recruiting. To find the latest open recruitments, search “Office of Accountability and Transparency” on Phoenix.gov/jobs for application information.
To contact OAT, please call 602-534-8263.