Chief Sullivan Concerned Over Violent Attacks on Officershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3073Police4/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/T0vHLX-IIMc?si=P0oPzMxHSDkHE_mSChief Sullivan Concerned Over Violent Attacks on Officers<div class="ExternalClassBD66F8E6A9C342A7BC0F094A83C31606"><html> ​Interim Phoenix Police Chief Michael Sullivan is concerned about the recent violent attacks against two Phoenix police officers that nearly cost them their lives.<br><br>Both unprovoked attacks took place within eight days of each other when officers were doing the job the community expects of them.<br><br>Chief Sullivan's concern is that if these attacks are perpetrated on uniformed police officers charged with keeping our community safe, what are these suspects willing to do to the general public?<br><br>“The frequency and seriousness of these attacks on the guardians of this community cause me great concern,” Chief Sullivan said. “And it should concern the public as well. This cannot become the norm.”<br><br>On Friday, March 29, 2024, Officer Harold Boswell was working off-duty security in full uniform when a woman ran up to him in the south Phoenix parking lot yelling for help. As the officer made his way toward the trouble, he was ambushed with a barrage of bullets. He was struck multiple times and, thankfully, his injuries were non-life threatening. He spent several days in the hospital and is now recovering at home.<br><br>On Sunday, April 7, 2024, another officer was responding to a trespassing call at a convenience store. As the officer was escorting the subject out of the store, the subject suddenly pulled out a large knife and stabbed the officer. A store security guard and clerk reacted immediately to assist the critically injured officer.<br><br>“If it were not for the intervention and incredible actions of the security guard and one of the clerks at the convenience store coming to the aid of our officer, we would have had a very different outcome,” said Chief Sullivan. “I want to personally thank them both.”<br><br>Sullivan fears that during these challenging times, incidents like these will be overlooked. He trusts that this community will not allow these behaviors to become the norm.<br><br>“These brave men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve our city, and it is unacceptable that they should face such senseless violence,” Phoenix City District 1 Councilwoman Ann O’Brien said. “Attacks on law enforcement officers not only jeopardize public safety but also undermine the very fabric of our society.”<br><br>The Phoenix Police Department prides itself on having an excellent relationship with the community it serves. The department remains committed to reducing and preventing crime, maintaining public trust, and bringing justice to victims of crime.<br><br>The department held a news conference Thursday with Violent Crimes Bureau Lieutenant James Hester and PIO Sergeant Mayra Reeson.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Phoenix City Council Appoints Carlos Galindo-Elvira to Fill District 7 Council Seat Until Special Election https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/3072Articles and Features4/10/2024 1:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3072/Newsroom_CouncilmemberGalindoElvira_April2024.pngPhoenix City Council Appoints Carlos Galindo-Elvira to Fill District 7 Council Seat Until Special Election <div class="ExternalClass6D40819CBF48470DB114B0A4C83E7461"><html> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">The Phoenix City Council has appointed </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">Carlos Galindo-Elvira</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> to serve as the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">District</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">7</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> Councilmember until a special election is held. That special election will </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">determine</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">C</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">ouncilmember to fill the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remainder</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> of the term, which runs through 20</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">24</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">The City Charter </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">states</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> that when a vacancy occurs with more than one year </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remaining</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> in the term, the City Council must appoint an individual to fill the vacancy until a special election is held to fill the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remainder</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> of the term.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Please visit the following website to learn more about the City Council vacancy process and timeline: </span> <a href="/cityclerk/elections/november-election-24/vacancy" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Council Vacancy Information - District 7 (phoenix.gov)</span></span></a>. </p><p> </p> </div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix Final Four Events: Know Before You Gohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3058City Manager4/5/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3058/Newsroom_FInalFour_KBYG.pngPhoenix Final Four Events: Know Before You Go<div class="ExternalClass9A14DB8F27AE4678984C6DBC354C8E2B"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix is excited to welcome basketball fans to explore and enjoy the excitement in and around downtown during the NCAA Men's Final Four. Whether you're a resident looking for information about the March Madness Music Festival ® at Hance Park or the Final Four Fan Fest® at the Phoenix Convention Center or a visitor heading into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the City of Phoenix is prepared to help you enjoy a safe experience. See below for valuable <strong>Know Before You Go </strong>ideas and suggestions to make the most of your time in downtown Phoenix. Also,<a target="_blank" href="https://www.flowcode.com/page/welcometophx"> check out popular ideas on how to enjoy Phoenix</a>, including guides to food and fun in the downtown area. Visit the City's <a target="_blank" href="/pio/finalfour">Final Four home page​</a> for more​​​ resources.<br></p> <h2>Aviation​<br></h2> <p>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is looking forward to welcoming travelers from across the country in for the NCAA Final Four festivities and are offering the following travel tips to make the customer journey as seamless as possible:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Reserve your rental car in advance: Vehicles will be in high demand.</p> </li> <li> <p>Remember 5-4-3-2-1: </p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>5 hrs before departure - Check out of your hotel</p> </li> <li> <p>4 hrs before departure – Turn in your rental car</p> </li> <li> <p>3 hrs before departure – Check in at the ticket counter</p> </li> <li> <p>2 hrs before departure – Get in line at the TSA Security Checkpoint</p> </li> <li> <p>1 hr before departure – Be at your gate.</p> </li> </ul> <li> <p>Game memorabilia: Pack most of your souvenirs in your luggage EXCEPT for your game program. Carry that in your carry-on to avoid potential issues with baggage scanners.</p> </li> <li> <p>Visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.skyharbor.com/">skyharbor.com</a> for additional travel tips.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> </li> </ul> <h2>Public Transit</h2> <p> The Final Four fun is only a train/bus ride away! Phoenix Public Transit, in collaboration with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro</a>, welcomes visitors and residents to the 2024 NCAA Final Four, and encourages all to take public transit to the festivities. For the entire Final Four weekend, the City of Phoenix is proud to support the Valley Metro's sponsored rides program. This means you can ride Light Rail for free. To take advantage of the program, follow these steps:</p> <ol> <li> <p>Download the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeeTVRa74U$">Valley Metro app [valleymetro.org]</a> and create an account. The app and account are required to access the complimentary pass.</p> </li> <li> <p>Visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/know-before-you-go__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeeSVGJLhX$">'Know Before You Go' [ncaa.com]</a> section of the <a target="_blank" href="https://cityofphoenix-my.sharepoint.com/personal/067901_one_phoenix_gov/Documents/001-Final%20Four%202024/002_FF24_Messaging/04_PHXNewsroom_Articles/ncaa.com/mensfinalfour">NCAA Men's Final Four® website</a> or the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/mens-final-four-app__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeefPE4mab$">Official App [ncaa.com]</a>. Under 'Transportation,' click the link to access the Final Four transit pass. This link will take you back to the Valley Metro app. </p> </li> <li> <p>Complete the transaction for your complimentary Final Four transit pass.</p> </li> </ol> <p>Scan the QR code at the purple fare readers before each ride. This pass is valid April 5-8 for up to four people.<br></p> <h2>Phoenix Convention Center<br></h2> <p>The Phoenix Convention Center is home to the Final Four Fan Fest® presented by Capital One from Friday, April 5 to Monday, April 8.  Tickets are $8 for presale and $10 at the door and <a target="_blank" href="http://ticketmaster.com/men-s-final-four-fan-fest-tickets/artist/2070512?_gl=1%2aqz5iln%2a_gcl_au%2aMjgwMDM1NDUyLjE3MDU2MDU3NjE">are available at Ticketmaster</a>. </p> <h2>Parking<br></h2> <p>Guests are encouraged to purchase parking ahead of time as we anticipate a high demand for spaces near the Phoenix Convention Center. <a target="_blank" href="https://space.aceparking.com/ncaafinalfour">Purchase your parking via Ace Parking.</a> More information is available at the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/fan-fest#overview">Final Four web site</a>.</p> <h2>Fire<br></h2> <p> The Phoenix Fire Department wants to ensure everyone is well-prepared and informed to guarantee an enjoyable experience:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Keep an eye on weather: High winds, extreme heat, or dry conditions can increase the risk of fire hazards and medical emergencies.</p> </li> <li> <p>Be prepared: Hydrate ahead of time, bring ample water, wear sunscreen, and sensible shoes.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ensure all cigarette butts and other smoking materials are safely extinguished and disposed of in designated receptacles.</p> </li> <li> <p>Keep Emergency Exits Clear and Familiarize yourself with the location of emergency exits and ensure they remain unobstructed throughout the event.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Fire department services will continue to operate as usual throughout the duration of the event. This includes emergency response, fire prevention activities, and community outreach efforts. In anticipation of the increased activity and potential emergencies associated with the event, we will have extra fire department crews on duty. These additional personnel will be strategically deployed to enhance our response capacity and ensure prompt assistance if needed.</p> <p>We are excited to welcome everyone to Phoenix for the Final Four events. Check out the official <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/know-before-you-go">NCAA Know Before You Go web page</a> as another resource for the latest information. </p> <h2>Police<br></h2> <p>While in the downtown area, please watch out for heavy pedestrian traffic and Phoenix Police officers directing traffic. Some other important reminders:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Plan ahead where you will park.</p> </li> <li> <p>Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle and to lock it when you leave. </p> </li> <li> <p>Arrange a designated driver, a ride share service or take public transportation before planning to drink.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you see something suspicious, call 911 for emergencies or the non-emergency number 602-262-6151.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is committed to continuing its 24/7 service to the residents of Phoenix. Extra staffing for Final Four events will not pull officers from the streets. </p> <h2>Library<br></h2> <p>As an FYI, there is an impact to accessing Burton Barr Central Library due to the March Madness Music Festival® being held in the adjacent Hance Park. The impact will affect surrounding roads and parking will be limited. If you have books and other materials to return, consider using another Phoenix Public Library location. Visit the "Plan Ahead When Visiting Burton Barr Central Library" page on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> frequently for regular updates.</p> <h2>Parks and Recreation<br></h2> <p>If you need a break from the Final Four fun, consider using one of the city's many parks, hiking trails, golf courses, and more. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Visit Phoenix.gov/Parks to get started.</p> <p>With hiking being one of the most popular things to do when visiting Phoenix, we want to make sure you do not become a statistic. With more than 200 people rescued from City of Phoenix desert and mountain parks and preserves – please <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right">follow our hiking guidelines</a> before hitting the trails.</p> <h2>Streets<br></h2> <p>Be mindful of road closures and restrictions to avoid traffic delays. For the latest information, visit the <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenix.gov/streets/street-closures">Phoenix Traffic Restrictions and Street Closures map</a> or use the <a target="_blank" href="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/2c58012149fd4ed98115e726b6e15449">interactive event map</a>.</p> <h2>Public Works<br></h2> <p>The City's Public Works Department will deploy waste receptacles around the downtown area to support Final Four events. Look for green racks for food waste, blue racks for recyclables, and black racks for landfill items. Zero Waste Ambassadors in green shirts will be nearby to help ensure items are placed in the appropriate receptacle.</p> <h2>Water<br></h2> <p>The Water Services Department advises everyone to stay hydrated and eco-friendly. Utilize downtown hydration stations and bring reusable water bottles. Phoenix's tap water is safe and meets all quality standards. Keep hydrated, reduce plastic use, and check our website, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/water">Phoenix.gov/Water</a>, or social media (@PHXWater) to learn more about Phoenix Water Services. Enjoy the festivities responsibly while conserving water.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Council District 7 Vacancy Deadlines Approachinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-clerk/3071City Clerk4/5/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3071/Newsroom Photo Template (3).pngCouncil District 7 Vacancy Deadlines Approaching<div class="ExternalClassE060D2FB68804C9EA62389DE47E93FF3"><html> <div>The City of Phoenix Council District 7 seat is currently vacant.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Interim Council Vacancy Appointment Process:</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Residents interested in being considered by the City Council for the District 7 Councilmember Appointment to serve from the time the person is appointed by Council until the first business day after the Canvass of the Votes after the Nov. 5, 2024 Special Vacancy Election or March 11, 2025 Runoff Election, if any, should submit a letter of interest and resume to the City Clerk. <strong>The City Clerk is currently accepting Letters of Interest and Resumes through 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2024.</strong> Letters of Interest and Resumes can be submitted in person at the Clerk’s Office, or via email at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:phoenixelections@phoenix.gov">phoenixelections@phoenix.gov</a>.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Special Vacancy Election:</strong> </div> <div>Qualified residents who are interested in running in the Special Vacancy Election to fill the remainder of the current District 7 term <strong>MUST declare themselves as a candidate by submitting a Declaration of Candidacy for Special Vacancy Election – District 7 form to the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m., April 8, 2024.</strong> Declaration Forms can be submitted in person at the Clerk’s Office, or via email at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:phoenixelections@phoenix.gov">phoenixelections@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Regular Election:</strong> <br> </div> <div>Qualified residents who are interested in running in the Regular District 7 Election to fill a 4-year term starting April 21, 2025 through April 16, 2029 must file nomination papers and petitions with the City Clerk by July 8, 2024.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>For detailed information on each of these processes – visit <a target="_blank" href="/cityclerk/elections">phoenix.gov/elections</a>. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>For more information about the election, contact the Phoenix City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683), use the 7-1-1 Relay System, visit <a target="_blank" href="/cityclerk/elections">Phoenix.gov/elections</a> , or follow us on X <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PHXClerk">@PHXClerk.​</a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerkNewscity-clerkCity Clerk
Board of Adjustment Approves Operation of New 300-Bed Shelterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/homeless-solutions/3070Homeless Solutions4/5/2024 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3070/Newsroom_OHS_006.pngBoard of Adjustment Approves Operation of New 300-Bed Shelter<div class="ExternalClass523DD1C2CFB24F338158D2620AC9A488"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">Today, the Board of Adjustment approved the Use Permit for the City of Phoenix to </span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">operate</span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> a new 280-bed shelter and navigation center at 11 S. 71st </span><span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">Ave. </span> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{"ObjectId":"62e1f734-6189-43e8-ac2d-ee341a523e19|17","ClassId":1073872969,"Properties":[469775450,"normaltextrun",201340122,"1",134233614,"true",469778129,"normaltextrun",335572020,"1",469778324,"Default Paragraph Font"]}" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">The </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">City</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> is pleased that the Board of Adjustment recognized the urgent need for more shelter in our community given the ongoing homelessness crisis and the health crisis caused by extreme heat on unsheltered individuals.</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> <br> </p> <p> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">The City</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> of Phoenix Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS)</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> will continue working with the residents, </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">businesses</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> and stakeholders in the area, to ensure that concerns surrounding the shelter are addressed. </span> </span> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">There are several </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">commitments </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">in pl</span><span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">ace for the community including:</span> </span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <div> <ul role="list"><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:10pt;"> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><p> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">The Use Permit includes stipulations for how the shelter will </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">operate</span><span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">, which OHS collaborated with the community to create. </span> </span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p></li> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><p> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">OHS also created a written Good Neighbor Agreement for the community which addresses items not in the stipulations, including how the City and shelter provider will work with neighbors to promptly address concerns. </span> </span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p></li> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><p> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">The community can continue to provide feedback through a 15-person community advisory committee that will consist of </span><span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">a majority of</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">local residents</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">or neighbors. The committee would meet monthly leading up to the opening of the shelter and quarterly thereafter.  </span> </span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p></li> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><p> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">Once the shelter opens, it will also have a dedicated 24/7 hotline for residents to report any concerns to the </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">City</span><span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">. During the development process, residents with questions or concerns </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">regarding</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> the shelter are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Homeless Solutions at </span> </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="mailto:homeless.solutions@phoenix.gov"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">homeless.solutions@phoenix.gov</span></span></a>.<br></p></li> </span></ul> </div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The shelter will be a closed campus, meaning no walk-up services will be offered at this location and guests must be referred by an outreach service provider. The facility will have 24/7 security, a strict code of conduct and a curfew.    </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">​​ </span> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span></p> <p> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">OHS </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">frequently</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">conducts outreach in the surrounding neighborhood and the efforts confirm there is a significant need for a safe, indoor shelter in the area. In the last month, OHS outreach workers </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">identified</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">nearly 250</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> people experiencing homelessness within 1.5 miles of the shelter site. Right now, there is no shelter to serve people in need in this area. This shelter will prioritize unsheltered individuals who are already in this community. </span> </span> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">There is a critical need to meet people where they are and provide services across Phoenix to help people end their homelessness.​</span></span></p> <p> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">The shelter will create 280 of the 790 new shelter beds the Office of Homeless Solutions is partnering to add in 2024 and 2025, as part of the City’s continued commitment to expanding shelter capacity in Phoenix.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">It will</span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> offer wraparound, individualized services</span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> on-site, to help people end their homelessness including case management, behavioral health services, and access to medical services. The site will also offer meals, </span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">personal property</span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> storage, RV parking and space for people’s pets. </span><span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">This facility will also have a unique focus on </span><span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">providing workforce opportunities for shelter guests</span><span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">, including the opportunity to obtain immediate employment. </span></span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/homeless-solutions/3050"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Learn more about the project history</span></span></a><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">T</span><span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">he </span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">City</span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> will begin work on the site </span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">immediately</span><span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">, with the goal of opening the shelter </span> <span style="" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">as soon as possible</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> to serve people experiencing homelessness.</span></span></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/solutionsNewshomeless-solutionsHomeless Solutions
Two Retire from Police Executive Teamhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3069Police4/4/2024 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3069/Chapman_Cooper_Retirement.pngTwo Retire from Police Executive Team<div class="ExternalClass1227AD418D1B437BAC125FCE5C8681F3"><html> <p> ​This week, the department says thank you to two dedicated individuals as they retire from the department and move onto other organizations. </p> <p> Assistant Chief Bryan Chapman is retiring after 24 years with Phoenix Police and has been selected to be the next Chief of Police for the City of Chandler. </p> <p> "Phoenix PD has been my home for the last 24 years and I will be forever grateful for the memories, the relationships, and the opportunities to serve in this great organization," shared Chapman. </p> <p> Chapman has held assignments in Central City and Mountain View Precincts, Violent Crimes Bureau, Family Investigations Bureau, Downtown Operations Unit and the Training Bureau. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2021 and assigned to the Organizational & Development Division. </p> <p> Assistant Director Jesse Cooper is retiring from the department after a 29-year career. Director Cooper started his career as a communications operator and worked his way up the chain to being promoted to police administrator over the Communications Bureau in 2015. </p> <p> “This has been a special place for me to spend my career and I am honored to have been a part of the efforts and initiatives that have hopefully made a lasting difference for public safety,” said Cooper. “I have worked with so many diverse individuals over the years and my success would not have been possible without your partnership and support from your organization.” </p> <p> He has taken a position with National Telecommunications and Information Administration/FirstNet to work on future innovation and technology efforts. </p> <p> <span data-markjs="true">Congratulations</span> to Chief Chapman and Director Cooper on your retirements! Thank you for your many years of service to Phoenix and good luck with the new positions!<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
Women in Law Enforcement https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3066Police4/3/2024 7:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/kZxfva29-W0?si=eWQoYvl39uTC98_HWomen in Law Enforcement <div class="ExternalClassBD6F0E7D7F724AD5A621F432C5E2B051"><html> <p>​Officers have been patrolling the streets of Phoenix since 1881, but women serving in that role came decades later. </p> <p>In the 1930s women started working in a law enforcement compacity for the police department, serving as jail matrons. According to the <a href="https://phoenixpolicemuseum.org/" target="_blank">Phoenix Police Museum</a>, during Chief Charles Thomas' career as chief, 1952-1963, the first woman dispatchers were hired, four female officers joined the force and the first female was promoted to sergeant. </p> <p>Fast forward to today, 13 percent of the sworn personnel are female. </p> <p>In January of 2023, the Phoenix Police Department signed the <a href="/policesite/Documents/Media_Advisories/30x30.pdf" target="_blank">30x30 Initiative</a> with a goal to increase representation of women in police recruit classes to 30 percent by 2030.</p> <p>There are several things the department is doing to hopefully reach the goal by 2030. Phoenix Police has been utilizing work groups to advance recruiting, retention, promotion and education.</p> <p>“Through these work groups, we are finding that this will help everyone on the department not just female officers," said Commander Sara Garza. Garza is the commander over seeing recruitment, hiring, community engagement and employee wellness. “This is the first time we have been able to convene groups to study and talk about things like retention, recruitment, education and training."</p> <p>Recently, Commander Garza and Officer Darline Maitland joined Public Information Specialist Nicole Costantino and Sergeant Mayra Reeson on the 5-0 Info Show to talk about women in law enforcement and the 30x30 Initiative. </p> <p>The <a href="https://ktar.com/category/podcast_results/?i=1851&n=5-0+Info" target="_blank"><strong>5-0 Inf o Show </strong></a> airs Sunday mornings on KTAR.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
"Let's Talk Teal." April is Sexual Assault Awareness Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/30654/3/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3065/teal newsroom.jpg"Let's Talk Teal." April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month<div class="ExternalClass9249912C28B8454095481031D9F3A352"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we invite you to join us in bringing awareness to sexual violence and show support for survivors.</span></p> <p>Sexual assault is not an easy topic to discuss, but it is a crucial one. The City's Strategic Initiatives Team leads the public education campaign <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/letstalkteal?fbclid=IwAR0stNrSSGy3f3qT-Rd65vdMTmRlzMH62dHPIooAExq9cR4SYjsBkSTwvK0" target="_blank">Let's Talk Teal</a>. The City first joined the Nationwide campaign in 2019 and hosts activities and shares resources to encourage the public to have important conversations to prevent sexual violence. The color teal was chosen to represent this campaign because it is associated with calm and healing.</p> <p>If you or someone you know needs help, the following resources are available:</p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""> <li> <a href="https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline" target="_blank">National Sexual Assault Hotline</a>: 800-656-HOPE (4673)</li> <li> <a href="http://www.acesdv.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline</a>: 602-279-2900 </li> <li> <a href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" target="_blank">City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center</a>: 602-534-2120​<br></li> </ul> <p>The <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives" target="_blank">Strategic Initiatives Team</a> works all year long to bring awareness to important social issues impacting our community such as human trafficking, teen dating violence and HIV<br></p> <p>​</p> </html></div>News





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