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Chief Williams to Retire After 33-year Career as Police Officer, 11 as Chiefhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2330City Manager5/3/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2330/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgChief Williams to Retire After 33-year Career as Police Officer, 11 as Chief<div class="ExternalClass4B45FAE58B764E3097C127FF6F8D2FA9"><html> <p>​ Police Chief Jeri Williams has informed Phoenix city leadership she intends to retire after an impressive 33-year career in law enforcement.<br><br>“After much prayer and consideration and in consultation with my family and city leadership, I have decided to make a change," said Chief Williams. “There is never a perfect time to transition but the time feels right for me now to step aside. Just like when I felt called to do this job, I also feel called right now to go in a new direction, allowing me the rare opportunity to prioritize family and explore future endeavors."<br><br> Williams started her career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1989, working the same streets she grew up on with fellow Maryvale High School classmate and recently retired Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner. Williams worked through the ranks eventually becoming an Assistant Chief before moving to Oxnard California in 2011 to serve as the Police Chief. She returned to the Phoenix Police Department in 2016 as Police Chief.<br><br> “Chief Williams has devoted her professional career to the city she loves," said City Manager Jeff Barton. “Her passion for this community, her leadership through challenging times and her commitment to reforming and evolving the Phoenix Police Department will be missed as she makes this decision to retire."</p> <p> <a href="/newsroom/police/2329" target="_blank">In a retirement announcement​</a>, Chief Williams notes some of the accomplishments she's most proud of during the last nearly six years as Phoenix Police Chief, which includes everything from becoming fully compliant with the requirements for <a href="https://8cantwait.org/" target="_blank">#8CANTWAIT</a> to something as simple as getting cell phones for officers. Other noted accomplishments include:</p> <ul> <li><p>Body Worn Cameras<br></p></li><li><p>Documenting every time an officer points a weapon at someone </p></li> <li><p>Implementing less lethal response to encounters which has prevented some officer-involved shootings</p></li> <li><p>Obtaining a new records management system</p></li> <li><p>Standard processes like updating policies and procedures to mirror the changing expectations and demands of the community</p></li> <li><p>Being transparent by showing the public Critical Incident Videos in 14-days or less </p></li> </ul> <p> Chief Williams also included one of her biggest priorities, the building of relationships with the community, among employees and with peers throughout the Phoenix area, the state of Arizona and the country.  She shared her most rewarding work has been the honor and privilege to serve as the leader of the amazing group of men and women, sworn and non-sworn, in the Phoenix Police Department. <br></p> <p>Williams has committed to continue to lead the department while city leadership identify the right individual to temporarily take the helm of the State's largest law enforcement agency.  City Manager Jeff Barton intends to hire an external interim chief, someone who will not be the permanent chief but instead will guide the department through the currently open <a href="/police/doj" target="_blank">Department of Justice civil pattern or practice investigation</a>. A nation-wide search for a permanent replacement will happen at a later date.​<br></p> <p> <a href="/newsroom/police/2329" target="_blank"> <strong>Read Chief Williams' complete statement.</strong> </a> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerPhoenix City HallCity Manager@phoenixpolice @PhxPDChief #policePolice, Jeri WIlliams, Phoenix Police DepartmentDan Wilson602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/44/Dan_Wilson.jpgPHXCityManager

 

 

Phoenix to Celebrate Urban Wildlife Conservation Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2514Environment & Sustainability10/5/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2514/Newsroom_OEP_01_owlB.jpgPhoenix to Celebrate Urban Wildlife Conservation Day<div class="ExternalClassB5C39894D44142428935C0F1FD3BF2ED"><html> <p></p><span style="font-size:16px;">On Saturday, October 8, 2022 the public is invited to join the City of Phoenix, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Audubon Society for a celebration of <a href="https://www.fws.gov/project/rio-reimagined" target="_blank">Urban Wildlife Conservation Day</a>. The free community event is a chance for volunteerism, family fun, and local food. Mayor Kate Gallego will also be signing an Urban Bird Treaty (UBT) to support bird conservation.</span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br><strong style="font-size:16px;">Location:</strong><span style="font-size:16px;">  Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, 2439 S Central Avenue. Phoenix AZ, 85004</span><br><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Schedule of events:</strong></span><br style="font-size:16px;"><ul><li><span style="font-size:16px;">7 a.m. - Salt River clean-up activity starts (no registration needed)</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Community activities</span></li><ul><li style="text-align:left;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:16px;">2nd Annual 'Walk for the Wild'</span></li><li style="text-align:left;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:16px;">Audubon Native Plant Sale</span></li><li style="text-align:left;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:16px;">Nature Tent with fun presentations</span></li><li style="text-align:left;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:16px;">Story Walk for kids</span></li><li style="text-align:left;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:16px;">Community partner booths</span></li><li style="text-align:left;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:16px;">Food trucks - Pupusas Transitenas and Kona Ice</span></li><li style="text-align:left;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:16px;">Performances by Native American flute musician Ed Kabotie</span></li></ul><li><span style="font-size:16px;">​​9 a.m. - Mayor Gallego, USFWS, and Audubon Southwest sign Urban Bird Treaty</span></li></ul><p>UBT partnerships work on bird habitat conservation, bird hazard reduction, and community engagement in bird-related conservation, education, science, and recreation, especially for diverse and underserved communities. The partnerships provide these communities with opportunities to connect with nature through bird related activities.<br></p><p>Phoenix is known for its sprawling structure, diverse neighborhoods, and unique landscape. Over 300 bird species are known to breed in Arizona and many of them face a tenuous future due to water uncertainties and climate shifts. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews
Let Us Know What Topics are Most Impactful to Youhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1476Equal Opportunity10/5/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1476/Newsroom_EOD_014.jpgLet Us Know What Topics are Most Impactful to You<div class="ExternalClassBA656C7663484A93B960A0CCD011BB7D"><html> <p></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>The City of Phoenix Human Relations Commission and the Equal Opportunity Department are organizing free, virtual and in-person programs for 2023. They would like to hear your ideas and comments on the topics that are most impactful to you. Your answers will help them determine what topics and speakers to present.</p><p>Please provide your ideas and feedback by completing this <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUNDFZV1ZCQjYxVVdLUkdBN0xUNzRaQlFBVi4u&wdLOR=c452E834B-9D87-49AD-BB34-27E1BE47AB89" target="_blank">five-question survey</a>.</p><p>The mission of the <a href="/eod/commissions/humanrelations" target="_blank">Human Relations Commission</a> is to promote respect and understanding among all groups by eliminating discrimination throughout the city of Phoenix. The Commission is an advisory body to the Equal Opportunity Department whose purpose is to provide advice to the City of Phoenix to enable the City to meet the needs of its residents. The Commission provides educational awareness to the residents of Phoenix on issues impacting the community.</p><p>For more information, contact Shanna Archie at shanna.archie@phoenix.gov.</p><p> ​<br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
New Cross-Field Taxiway to Connect North and South Airfields | News Feedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2513PHXTV10/5/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/qdk0Zcqs584New Cross-Field Taxiway to Connect North and South Airfields | News Feed<div class="ExternalClass4593B381F52D450BB832C4BFF1183711"><html> <p>Representative Greg Stanton, Mayor Kate Gallego, and the White House’s Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu today discussed a $194 million federal investment to construct a new 2,000-foot taxiway at our airport. This is the first project in the City of Phoenix to benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The new taxiway will join the north and south airfields on the west end of the airport, allowing for better aircraft flow for airfield operations.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideo

 

 

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