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The OHSEM is committed to a secure and resilient city that empowers the Whole Community.

 We are the lighthouse for the City of Phoenix, guiding the way through any "storm" that comes our way. Our light is always on.

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Coordinate City of Phoenix Homeland
Security Strategy

Manage and support Emergency Operations Center

City and multi-jurisdictional training

Whole-community engagement to reduce community hazard vulnerabilities

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See Something, Say Something

This public awareness campaign was created to raise knowledge regarding criminal activity and possible terrorism-related crimes. The public should report any suspicious behavior and these types of situations immediately.

  • Unattended backpack left in a public space
  • Someone trying to break into a restricted area
  • Acquiring supplies:  When someone is purchasing, storing or stealing explosives, weapons or ammunition
  • Elicitation:  Anyone attempting to gain information about a place, person or operation
  • Test of security:  This is usually conducted by driving by a potential target, moving into sensitive areas and observing the responses of security and law enforcement 
  • Surveillance:  A target area that will most likely be observed during the planning phase

When reporting suspicious activity remember to give the most accurate information possible. Information reporting may include:

  • Brief description of the activity
  • Date, time and location of the activity
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observe
  • Description of vehicles (i.e. license plate, make, model)
  • Information about where the people involved in suspicious activities may have gone
  • Your contact information (optional)
If something has already happened or you are concerned about something you have witnessed, contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329)

Life-threatening emergencies: 911​​​ 

Report street issues:

Report traffic signal outages: 602-262-6021 

Storm debris clean-up inquiries: 602-262-7251 

Report power outage, APS: 855-688-2437 

or SRP: 602-236-8811 

American Red Cross: