Critical Incident Briefing: July 19, 2022 – 111th Avenue and Camelback Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/24338/2/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2433/Twitter, Next Door.pnghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q8pvXvc3toCritical Incident Briefing: July 19, 2022 – 111th Avenue and Camelback Road<div class="ExternalClass87C6BB7599F142109F34FF0100236E66"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p> <p> <br>This incident occurred in the area of 111<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Camelback Road, when a 911 call was made about a resident, later identified as 22-year-old Matthew Begay, threatening to jump out of the second story window of a local group home. </p> <p>During the 911 call, the dispatcher placed a simultaneous call to an outside contracted mental health company requesting a mobile crisis team to respond. About 5 minutes later, 911 received confirmation that the mobile crisis team was 25 minutes away. </p> <p>On the way to the call a supervisor asked for a member of the Phoenix Police Crisis Intervention team to respond. He was later told a crisis team member was unavailable.  </p> <p>The Phoenix Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team, commonly known as CIT, encompasses both full-time detectives trained in metal heath situations, and patrol officers with 40 hours of crisis response training. The role of theses specialized officers is to assist during crisis situations if available.  </p> <p>  At about 10:12 a.m., The first two officers arrived at the group home and spoke with the caller who directed them to Matthew inside the home. The two officers entered the group home and began to walk up the stairs. They found Matthew standing on the landing of the second floor.</p> <p>Matthew was looking down at the officers and positioned blocking the top floor of the home. As officers were talking with Matthew, they attempted to walk up the stairs. Officers stayed on the middle landing of the stairs in order to remain in a safer position. </p> <p>The officers continued talking with Matthew and offering him help, though he told officers he wasn't coming down and would not let them up. The two officers continued negotiating with Matthew for about 15 minutes. During negotiations Officers again requested someone from the Crisis intervention Team. No one was available. </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Over the next few minutes, additional officers arrived on scene and stayed at the bottom of the stairs. At about 10:31 a.m., Matthew is heard saying he was trying to die. Shortly after - he is seen removing a knife from his right pants pocket. He begins to take a step down the stairs toward officers.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Officers ordered Matthew to drop the knife, which he did not. One officer used a Taser in an attempt to get Matthew to comply. The impact of the taser did not have any effect on Matthew and he continued to walk towards officers.</span></p> <p>One officer then fired his duty weapon striking Matthew and causing him fall onto the middle landing of the stairs.    </p> <p>To better provide medical aid to Matthew, officers carried him to the front patio area of the house and away from the three occupants who were still upstairs.</p> <p>Once outside, officers continued providing medical aid until the Phoenix Fire department arrived and took over. Matthew was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. </p> <p>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for 2 years and is assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct.</p> <p>This incident is the subject of both an internal and a criminal investigation, which will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.</p> <p>Body-worn cameras are used by all officers assigned to patrol and several specialty units. Per policy, they are worn at mid-torso level and capture the view of the line of sight from that perspective.   It's important to note that the camera lens is fixed and does not capture everything seen or experienced by the officer.  </p> <p>When activated, both audio and video turn on. The body worn camera has a buffer of video without audio for the 30 seconds prior to activation. This feature is designed to capture incidents that happen suddenly where an officer doesn't immediately activate the camera. The Phoenix Police Department does not currently use in-car camera systems.  </p> <p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.</p> <p>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.​​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>VideoBrian Bower602-534-5050phoenixpd.pio@phoenix.gov



Roxann Favors Named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2447Aviation8/16/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2447/Newsroom_Aviation_24_Favors.jpgRoxann Favors Named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport<div class="ExternalClassA812888F592145F3A1646A2C6B25E042"><html> <p>​Roxann Favors, a leader with nearly 20 years of management experience at the City of Phoenix, has been named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The Aviation Department owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.<br> <br>Favors began her career with the City of Phoenix in 2003, in the City's Management Internship Program. She was then promoted to the Aviation Department's Business and Properties Division where she held management positions for the next 11 years, including five years as Deputy Aviation Director. In 2015, Favors was selected as the City of Phoenix Major Events Administrator. She has been instrumental in some of the highest-profile events the city of Phoenix has hosted, including the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four, 2017 Lost Lake Music and Arts Festival, and the annual M3F Music Festival. And with her leadership, Phoenix successfully bid for and won the opportunity to host Super Bowl LVII and will have the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four coming to town in the next several years.</p> <p>“We are fortunate to have Roxann returning to join the Executive Team at the Aviation Department," said Chad Makovsky, Director of Aviation Services. “After a national search, it was clear that with Roxann's knowledge and skills, she is the Chief Revenue Officer we need as we continue to grow our operations and enhance the customer experience."</p> <p>As Chief Revenue Officer, Favors will oversee Business and Properties, Contracts and Services, Technology, and Air Service Development. She will join the Aviation Department in early September. </p> <p>“Roxann is a proven leader at the City of Phoenix, and I am excited to see her joining the Executive Team at the Phoenix Aviation Department," said Deputy City Manager, Mario Paniagua. “As a self-sustaining enterprise and the state's number one economic engine, Sky Harbor needs an experienced Chief Revenue Officer like Roxann to guide its business operations into the future."<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
Jay DeWitt Named Assistant Director/Chief Development Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2448Aviation8/16/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2448/Newsroom_Aviation_25_Dewitt.jpgJay DeWitt Named Assistant Director/Chief Development Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport<div class="ExternalClass4ADBD6EBD3784A89905B84B1BADBC9C4"><html> <p>​Jay DeWitt, a 28-year professional with the City of Phoenix, has been named Assistant Director/Chief Development Officer for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The Aviation Department owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.<br></p> <p>DeWitt is a Phoenix native, whose career has spanned Municipal Court, Fire, Development Services, Community and Economic Development and for the past 15 years, the Aviation Department. He has extensive experience in the areas of accounting, infrastructure finance, project management, and Airport finance. DeWitt led the programming, financing, as well as the design and construction of the 1,000-room Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, and the development of the $1.6 Billion PHX Sky Train project. He has held senior positions at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Planning, Design and Construction, Business and Properties, and since August 2021 has been the Acting Assistant Aviation Director. DeWitt has Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from Arizona State University and is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives.</p> <p>“Jay has led some of the highest profile construction projects in the city of Phoenix and most recently, was essential in helping to lead Sky Harbor through the COVID-19 pandemic, the most difficult financial period in the history of aviation," said Director of Aviation Services, Chad Makovsky. “After a national search, I am confident that he is the Chief Development Officer we need for the continued growth and success of the Phoenix Airport System." </p> <p>As Chief Development Officer, DeWitt will oversee the Planning and Environmental, Design and Construction Services, and Financial Management divisions at the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. His promotion is effective immediately, although his organizational responsibilities will not be effective until September 5.</p> <p>“We are fortune to have Jay on the Executive Team at the City of Phoenix Aviation Department," said Deputy City Manager Mario Paniagua. “With Phoenix Sky Harbor among the top ten U.S. Airports for passenger traffic, Jay's leadership will be essential in ensuring we continue to offer our millions of customers a world class airport experience."​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
Phoenix Fire Department Opens Applications for Firefighter Recruit and Fire Emergency Dispatcherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2446Fire8/15/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2446/12605433_869287169850527_3957164299248164436_o.jpgPhoenix Fire Department Opens Applications for Firefighter Recruit and Fire Emergency Dispatcher<div class="ExternalClass4206723C3F45452C9204F5F659D91D61"><html>​The Phoenix Fire Department is now hiring for multiple positions. If you would like to join the team and become a Phoenix Firefighter or Fire Emergency Dispatcher now is the time.<br><br><a href="https://hcmprod.phoenix.gov/psc/hcmprodtam/EMPLOYEE/COP_TAM/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U&" target="_blank">Applications for firefighter recruit opened Monday, August 15, 2022 and will close August 29, 2022.</a> <br>​<br>There are several steps those interested must take to be eligible to become a professional firefighter. Every Phoenix Firefighter is required to obtain and maintain a State of Arizona Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. Proof of successful completion of a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from a licensed agency within six months is required at the scheduled date of your final selection interview. Additionally, candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and drivers license. <br><br>The City is offering a $7,500 hiring incentive to new hires for Firefighter Recruits that are either National Registry or Arizona State certified Paramedics, which will be paid in accordance with A.R. 2.55.<br><br>To apply, check "CURRENT JOB OPENINGS" on the City of Phoenix Employment website and search for Firefighter Recruit, job opening ID 46592. You must apply online by August 29, 2022, to be invited to take the written exam. <br><br>The study guide will be available online as well, and exam invitations will be emailed to the address you provide in your applicant registration profile – please make the City of Phoenix a “safe sender" in your email. Check out our recruitment page that has all the information you need to know.<br>​<br>The Phoenix Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services and customer service to our community. That service begins inside the Phoenix Fire Regional Dispatch Center. <br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px 45px;width:379px;height:282px;vertical-align:baseline;" alt="Phoenix Fire Alarm Room" src="/firesite/MediaAssets/12961629_913074818805095_1715597565438352748_n.jpg" /><br><br>Fire Emergency Dispatchers are responsible for operating Computer-Aided Dispatching equipment to quickly and accurately receive and transmit information of an emergency nature for Phoenix and surrounding communities. The work involves answering and evaluating incoming 911 calls to determine the appropriate level of fire or emergency medical assistance required, dispatching units, giving medical pre-arrival instructions, and transmitting information and messages according to established procedures.<br><br>Employees are expected to demonstrate excellent oral communication skills, multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced environment, handle emergency situations sensitively, and exercise considerable judgment under pressure.<br><br>The ideal candidate to become a Fire Emergency Dispatcher can multitask using different forms of technology; react under time-sensitive, stressful, and critical situations; accurately follow directions in a fast-paced environment; and the ability to spell accurately. <br><br><a href="https://hcmprod.phoenix.gov/psc/hcmprodtam/EMPLOYEE/COP_TAM/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U" target="_blank">To learn more and apply to become a Phoenix Fire Emergency Dispatcher, learn more. Recruitment closes September 5, 2022.​</a><br><br><p>Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up to date on events, testing, and more.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNews



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