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OAT Releases First Monitoring Reports of Phoenix PD Investigationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3027City Manager2/22/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3027/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgOAT Releases First Monitoring Reports of Phoenix PD Investigations<div class="ExternalClass32C51E1E643E4DB1A44B03BD1132FF40"><html> <div> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT) has released its first two monitoring reports, highlighting areas where investigations into two high-profile incidents were incomplete or could have been conducted in a more thorough way. The reports are shared with the Phoenix Police Department as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to improve accountability and community trust.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Both incidents are from late 2022. The first involved a Wall Street Journal reporter accused of trespassing outside a Phoenix bank, while the second involved a physical altercation between a Phoenix Police officer and a man suspected of stealing a vehicle at a gas station. OAT's review of these incidents identified areas where improvements can be made in the police department's investigative processes.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Recommendations range from improved information gathering, such as asking more thorough questions to a more thorough review of all evidence available as well as referring cases to the Critical Incident Review Board. You can read the full list of findings from the </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="/accountabilitysite/Documents/Incident-OAT22-007.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trespassing</span> </span> </a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> and </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="/accountabilitysite/Documents/Incident-OAT22-010.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">gas station incident</span> </span> </a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> monitoring reports.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“The release of these monitoring reports marks an important step towards transparency and accountability within the Phoenix Police Department,” said interim OAT Director Shannon Johanni. “OAT’s diligent work is one tool to identify issues within the department, which when addressed will ultimately contribute to improved relationships between law enforcement and the community they serve.”</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Findings have been given directly to interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan. He and his staff are reviewing OAT’s analysis and will respond publicly in writing. The findings will guide future changes to improve policies and processes within the department.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">OAT will continue to monitor investigations within the Phoenix Police Department and provide recommendations for improvement as needed. As additional monitoring reports are released, they will be posted to the </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="/accountability" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Office of Accountability and Transparency</span> </span> </a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> website, where you can also learn more about OAT and its mission.</span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Feedback Needed for Proposed West Phoenix Transit Routehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3028Public Transit2/22/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3028/Newsroom_PublicTransit_005.jpgFeedback Needed for Proposed West Phoenix Transit Route<div class="ExternalClass2A2C5DAAC35B486C985E3347039287E3"><html> <p>​Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix are seeking input on the recommended route for the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/west-phoenix-high-capacity-transit-alternatives-analysis">West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Alternatives Analysis</a>. Based on community feedback and significant technical analysis, a route beginning at Central Avenue/Indian School Road to 75th Avenue/Thomas Road will be shared with the community and recommended for approval. </p> <p>Additionally, two starting points, off the current light rail line at either Central or 19th avenues, were further evaluated based on community feedback. This additional analysis will also be presented to the community. </p> <p>The recommended route is proposed to travel west on Indian School Road from Central Avenue, south on 75th Avenue and west on Thomas Road, ultimately connecting central Phoenix and Maryvale neighborhoods. This route is being advanced based on several factors including highest ridership potential and ability to serve the highest number of transit-reliant customers of the more than 10 potential routes evaluated. </p> <p>The project team will host three public meetings, as well as open up a public comment period to garner input. </p> <p>Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 (in person)</p> <p>6 – 8 p.m.</p> <p>Westwood Elementary School</p> <p>4711 N. 23rd Ave., <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85015</span></p> <p> <br> </p> <p>Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 (in person)</p> <p>6 – 8 p.m. </p> <p>Desert West Community Center</p> <p>6501 W. Virginia Ave., <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85035</span></p> <p><br></p><p>Wednesday, March 6, 2024 (virtual)</p> <p>6 p.m.<br></p> <p>Join online at <a target="_blank" href="https://valley-metro.webex.com/valley-metro/j.php?MTID=mb9d193a9f676a9a3b80630eba935f288">valley-metro.webex.com</a></p> <p>Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388</p> <p>Webinar number: 2483 146 4471</p> <p>Webinar password: WestPhoenix (93787463 from phones) </p> <p> </p> <p>Spanish Audio Channel: </p> <p>Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388</p> <p>Webinar number: 2484 040 1581</p> <p>Webinar password: 93787463</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>All meetings will provide identical presentations and will be available in English and Spanish. View the digital flyer with .<a target="_blank" href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/h6j7tg/5stcedxe/h2khj4">more information here​</a>. Presentation materials along with a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/webforms/wphx-comment-form-feb-2024">public comment form</a> to submit feedback will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/west-phoenix-high-capacity-transit-alternatives-analysis">project website​</a> between Feb. 23 and March 15, 2024. Following this round of public feedback, route approval will move forward to the Phoenix City Council, associated subcommittees, and the Valley Metro Rail Board across the months of March – May 2024. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Arrest in Baby Skylar Cold Casehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3029Police2/22/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/lZhieJgfNC0Arrest in Baby Skylar Cold Case<div class="ExternalClass4C8302AB4C4C428E9D3EFFF6D5E581F6"><html> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">On the morning of October 10, 2005, a newborn baby girl was found deceased and wrapped in a bag in a women’s restroom at Sky Harbor International Airport.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">Over 18 years later</span> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">,<span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;"> an arrest has been made in the case of Baby Skylar, the name investigators affectionally named the child.</span></span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">The investigation went cold after all leads were exhausted</span> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">. A<span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">fter years of no new leads, the case was ultimately identified as a case to be worked by the FBI Phoenix Violent Crime Task Force, which includes detectives from the Phoenix Police Homicide Unit.</span></span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">“The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is a force multiplier that allows the police departments to partner with the federal law enforcement to combine resources and expertise to bring justice to our victims,” said Homicide Lieutenant James Hester.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">In November of 2021, the FBI and Phoenix Police cold case detectives reviewed existing evidence and utilized Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) to help identify a potential maternal match for the newborn victim.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">“IGG combines unknown crime scene DNA with traditional genealogy research to generate leads for law enforcement to follow,” shared Supervisory Special Agent Dan Horan. “The goal of this approach is to bring people to justice, identify unknown victims and to provide closure for families and the communities in which they live.”</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">Investigators cross-referenced the potential match with evidence originally collected at the scene and identified the probable mother of Baby Skylar.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">In January 2022, investigators traveled to Washington state to execute a search warrant and interview the suspect identified as 51-year-old Annie Anderson. During the interview, investigators confirmed Anderson was the mother of Baby Skylar.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">Anderson had been in the Valley in 2005 on business and admitted to investigators her involvement.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">After a long and extensive investigation that involved numerous members of the Phoenix Police Department and the FBI Phoenix Violent Crime Task Force, a Maricopa County Grand Jury issued an arrest warrant for Anderson for the 1<sup>st</sup> Degree murder of Baby Skylar.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">On December 21, 2023, Anderson was arrested in Washington and is currently in custody, awaiting extradition to Phoenix.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">“Cold case homicides are challenging, and time is often not kind to investigations as our leads dry up leaving detectives few options to move the case forward,” said Homicide Lieutenant James Hester. “The community the we serve rightfully expects that all victims are never forgotten, and cold case homicide detectives carry that responsibility on their shoulders.”</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">The original detectives carried this case with them until they retired. The case had made such an impact on them, that those detectives purchased a headstone for the newborn.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">Once Anderson is extradited, she will be formally charged. This case is not over, it is just the beginning of the judicial process to bring justice for Baby Skylar.</span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(36, 36, 36);font-size:15px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:8pt;margin-left:0px;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:black !important;">If you are interested in hearing more about this case, tune into the 5-0 Info show on KTAR on Sunday, February 25, at 5:30 a.m. or watch it after it airs on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/phxpd" target="_blank">youtube.com/phxpd​</a>.</span> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Gone but not forgotten, the story of Okemah - Black History Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/3030PHXTV2/22/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3030/Man on horse.pnghttps://youtu.be/5KZ9HmHhueMGone but not forgotten, the story of Okemah - Black History Month<div class="ExternalClass2FFB10A56F814B199503839EA2CCA9DC"><html>​<span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;">Once a thriving community of African American farm workers from Okemah, Oklahoma the Okemah neighborhood had its own school, church and businesses. Annexed by Phoenix in the 1960's and split in half by the construction of Interstate 10 the last residents had all left by the year 2000. </span><div><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br></span></div><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtvPHXTV
City of Phoenix Approves New Streamlined Plat Approval Process https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/3026Planning and Development2/21/2024 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3026/pdd - COVER.pngCity of Phoenix Approves New Streamlined Plat Approval Process <div class="ExternalClassDF2E6092F55E42688AF4A7B2062EAFB5"><html>Today, the Phoenix City Council approved changes to the Phoenix City Code that will streamline the plat approval process, reducing the time customers will wait to receive final approval by approximately 30 days. The amended code will accelerate the building of affordable housing and other developments in Phoenix while making the process more efficient for developers and property owners. <br><br>“This is another process improvement the City is implementing to assist in building more affordable housing projects,” said Vice Mayor Debra Stark. “This change makes the process more efficient by allowing administrative approval of plats. Instead of awaiting City Council approval, city staff, who are in the office daily, can now record plats quicker. Avoiding delays in the homebuilding process helps keep housing prices affordable.” <br><br>After SB1103 went into effect in October 2023, state law permitted the Planning and Development Department to authorize administrative personnel to review and approve various plans without Phoenix City Council approval, including final plats and plat amendments. The department has already implemented the staff review and approval of site plans, development plans, land divisions, lot line adjustments, and lot ties, as provided in SB1103.  <br><br>The changes approved by the Phoenix City Council today will amend sections of the Phoenix City Code related to the plat approval process. The City encourages stakeholders, developers, and the public to familiarize themselves with the amended sections before the changes go into effect on April 1, 2024. <br><br>“Phoenix is committed to increasing the rate and flow of housing to the market. We have been proactive in amending existing City Code to allow for Accessory Dwelling Units, reduced parking requirements along transit-oriented development zones, and worked directly with some of our legislative partners to craft bills and amendments to create a more friendly environment for homebuilders,” said Councilwoman O’Brien. “The solution to our housing crisis isn’t going to be solved by one state bill or one local council decision alone. We need to utilize multipronged solutions like this unanimously passed code change. By cutting red tape and reducing bureaucracy, this is one more step Phoenix is taking to lead the efforts against the housing crisis.” <br><br>The Planning and Development Department continues to prioritize its commitment to process improvements and reduced plan review times to enhance efficiency and service quality. The department has already established a self-certification program, an at-risk grading and drainage process and expedited plan review processes. By prioritizing continuous improvement, the department aims to facilitate smoother project approvals and promote overall economic growth and development within the city of Phoenix. <br><br>“I am grateful for the Council’s support of these important changes to City Code. Improving our processes is crucial as it helps in optimizing efficiency, reducing delays, and ensuring compliance with state law,” said Planning and Development Department Director, Joshua Bednarek. “By modernizing and simplifying procedures, we can better serve the needs of residents, developers, and businesses, making it easier for them to navigate through the approval process. This, in turn, fosters economic growth, encourages investment, and ultimately contributes to the overall well-being and prosperity of the city.” <br><br>For more information about the City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department, visit phoenix.gov/pdd. <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
Black History Month - Eastlake Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/3024PHXTV2/16/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3024/Eastlake Park BHM 021224.jpghttps://youtu.be/K9nRqUMMS6sBlack History Month - Eastlake Park<div class="ExternalClass983FEE696AA84ECFB8529A472D70E428"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;">Originally known as Phoenix Park, Eastlake Park is the oldest park in the city of Phoenix. The park featured an indoor swimming pool and a man made lake. A cultural hub for the black community, Booker T. Washington spoke there in 1911. Many MLK Day and Juneteenth celebrations were held there over the years.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtvPHXTV
Officers Attend Bulletproof Spirit Training https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3023Police2/16/2024 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3023/bulletproof_spirit_training.pngOfficers Attend Bulletproof Spirit Training <div class="ExternalClassE6E0E3C1E4CC4E148426666E7D30AF36"><html> <p>On February 8, 2024, over 120 officers from agencies around the Valley participated in the Bulletproof Spirit: Trauma Recovery, Resilience, and Wellness training at the Phoenix Regional Police Academy. <br></p> <p>The Phoenix Police Department partnered with National University to offer this training to officers as part of the ongoing efforts to support employee wellness. The class addresses the daily work trauma of the policing profession and provides over a dozen evidence-based strategies that can be practiced daily to strengthen resilience and enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.   </p> <p>“Our employees are the backbone of the service the Department provides the community," Phoenix Police Employee Assistance Unit Lieutenant Stephen Reed said. “What an officer sees daily has a tremendous effect on them. We want to be proactive and give them ways to cope with it and bounce back from the things they encounter." <br></p> <p>The training is provided by Retired Captain Dan Willis. He had a 30-year career with La Mesa, CA, Police. Capt. Willis is the author of the emotional survival and wellness guidebooks "Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart" and "Police Resilience." He has trained over 11,000 law enforcement officers in 40 states and four countries on trauma recovery, resilience, and wellness. Attendees of the training received a copy of his Bulletproof Spirit book.</p> <p>“I really hope that from this class officer know that it is okay to be human," said Willis. “I want them to know that is it okay to be sad, to feel anxious or depress. When they realize that they can foster ways to build resilience."<br></p> <p>This class is just one of the many events offered to employees throughout the year. The Department values the mental wellbeing of its employees and knows that the healthier the officers are the better they can serve the community. <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
Seeking Public Input on Two Policy Revisionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3021Police2/15/2024 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3021/public input saught.PNGSeeking Public Input on Two Policy Revisions<div class="ExternalClass4DF137609DB7466EA05490BF32E60B0B"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​T</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">he Phoenix Police Department is looking for feedback on revisions to "The Standards of Public Trust" and "Prohibition of Retaliation" policies. ​​</span></p> <p>Please visit this link below for the full story and a copy of the proposed revisions.</p> <p> <a href="https://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree/documents/2604289?fbclid=IwAR3TWAk9_Egjgj4TCIlPW6ztON5gi0AHAGRH-C4RH7uvQ8aaA69C8Pn0FsE" target="_blank">https://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree/documents/2604289</a> </p> <p>As part of the Department's ongoing commitment to transparency with the community we serve, we will be seeking public input involving major policy revisions. </p> <p>This initial draft includes the foundational components of the Standards of Public Trust and Prohibition of Retaliation policies. It is important to note that this draft is not the entire policy. </p> <p>The public input and comment period will last for two weeks beginning on Monday, February 12 and ending on Sunday, February 25. The public is invited and encouraged to submit feedback once the comment period begins. We will send out a link for the feedback form next week. All comments will be reviewed and taken into consideration before the policy is finalized.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice

 

 

 

 

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