Review Public Safety Tips for the Super Bowl & Related Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2556City Manager1/31/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2556/Newsroom_SB_Public_Safety.jpgReview Public Safety Tips for the Super Bowl & Related Events<div class="ExternalClassC61CEE7AC991458D9D32E36FD541CA0E"><html> <div class="ExternalClass0C542F714FC14673A4B400C5E1C73B46"> <p>On this page:<br>​<a target="_blank" href="#tips01"><strong>Phoenix Police Department​​</strong></a><br><strong>​</strong><a target="_blank" href="#tips02"><strong>If You See Something, Say Something</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips05"><strong>Dating Safety</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips03"><strong>Human Trafficking</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips04"><strong>Fire Department Tips</strong></a></p> <p> ​<br></p> <h2 id="tips01">Phoenix Police Department</h2> <p>Our public safety team is on the ground and ready to keep you up-to-date and safe. Be sure to follow <a href="https://twitter.com/phoenixpolice" target="_blank">@PhoenixPolice</a> ​on Twitter for the latest Phoenix Super Bowl LVII safety alerts.</p> <p>If you have witnesses something or believe something has happened that you are concerned about, please contact the Phoenix Police Department non-emergency number at (602) 262-6151. You can also contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329).</p> <p>For any emergency situations, please call 911.</p> <h2 id="tips02">If You See Something, Say Something<br></h2> <p>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.</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>An unattended backpack left in a public space​<br></p> </li> <li> <p>Someone trying to break into a restricted area</p> </li> <li> <p>Acquiring supplies: When someone is purchasing, storing, or stealing explosives, weapons, or ammunition</p> </li> <li> <p>Elicitation: Anyone attempting to gain information about a place, person or operation</p> </li> <li> <p>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.</p> </li> <li> <p>Surveillance: A target area that will most likely be observed during the planning phase</p> </li> </ul> <p>When reporting suspicious activity remember to give the most accurate information possible. Information reporting may include:</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>Brief description of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Date, time and location of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Physical identifiers of anyone you observe</p> </li> <li> <p>Description of vehicles (i.e. license plate, make, model)</p> </li> <li> <p>Information about where the people involved in suspicious activities may have gone</p> </li> <li> <p>Your contact information (optional)</p> </li> </ul> <p>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)</p> <p>When reporting suspicious activity remember to give the most accurate information possible. Information reporting may include: </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>Brief description of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Date, time and location of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Physical identifiers of anyone you observe</p> </li> <li> <p>Description of vehicles (i.e. license plate, make, model)<br></p> </li> </ul> <h2 id="tips05">Dating Safety</h2><p>With thousands of people around, there are lots of opportunities to meet new people and make new connections. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">B</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ut having a game plan in place for meeting strangers in public places will help keep you safe.</span></p><ul><li>Meet for the first few times in populated, public places. Let a trusted family member or friend know where you are going and who you are meeting, and then arrive early, letting the server or bartender know you are meeting someone for the first time so they can have your back.<br><br></li><li>Be in control of your own transportation, have a way there and a way back home.<br><br></li><li>Keep an eye on your drink and other person belongings.<br><br></li><li>Find more advice on our <a href="/police/dating" target="_blank">dating safety</a> website.</li></ul><p>If you have experienced dating violence, sexual assault, or exploitation, you are not alone and there are resources available to you. The hotlines listed below are available 24/7 and are confidential, with trained staff that can speak multiple languages.</p><ul><li>​<a href="https://www.thehotline.org/" target="_blank"><strong>The National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a> - (800) 799-7233<br><br></li><li> <a href="https://humantraffickinghotline.org/en" target="_blank"> <strong>Human Trafficking Hotline</strong></a> -  (888) 373-7888<br><br></li><li> <a href="https://www.rainn.org/resources" target="_blank"> <strong>National Sexual Assault Hotline </strong></a> - (800) 656-4673</li></ul><p>You can also call the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline (602-279-2900) to learn about victim service programs and resources statewide. Download <a href="https://www.acesdv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ACESDV-program-list_November2021.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>statewide resources (PDF)</strong></a> while local support is also available at the <a href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" target="_blank"><strong>Phoenix Family Advocacy Center</strong></a>. Its staff of trauma-informed detectives, advocates, and nurses are ready to assist you on your path to justice in a safe, comfortable environment. ​<br></p><h2 id="tips03">Human Trafficking<br></h2><p>The Phoenix Police Department's Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit (H.E.A.T.) offer victims of human trafficking the help they need when they see no way out. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please reach out. For more information, visit Humantraffickinghotline.org/<br></p><p>Human trafficking does not discriminate. Anyone can fall victim to it, both men and women. </p><p>The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.</p><p>Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use the following methods to lure victims into trafficking situations:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Violence</p></li><li><p>Manipulation</p></li><li><p>False promises of well-paying jobs</p></li><li><p>Romantic relationships </p></li></ul><p> <strong>Resources:</strong> </p><p>AATN Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network: <a href="https://aatnaz.org/" target="_blank">aatnaz.org</a> or 1-844-400-2286</p><p>National Human Trafficking Hotline: <a href="https://humantraffickinghotline.org/" target="_blank">Humantraffickinghotline.org</a> or 1-888-373-7888</p><p>Language barriers, fear of their traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement frequently keep victims from seeking help, making human trafficking a hidden crime.</p><p>Traffickers look for people who are easy targets for a variety of reasons, including:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Psychological or emotional vulnerability</p></li><li><p>Economic hardship</p></li><li><p>Lack of a social safety net</p></li><li><p>Natural disasters</p></li><li><p>Political instability</p></li></ul><p>The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.</p><p>Many <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/myths-and-misconceptions" target="_blank">myths and misconceptions</a> exist. Recognizing key <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/indicators-human-trafficking" target="_blank">indicators</a> of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/human-interest-stories" target="_blank">save a life</a>. Not all indicators listed are present in every human trafficking situation, and the presence or absence of any of the indicators is not necessarily proof of human trafficking.</p><p>The safety of the public as well as the victim is important. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to any suspicions. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking.​<br></p><h2 id="tips04">Fire Department Tips<br></h2><p>Phoenix Fire is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and resources to our community, members, and visitors. Phoenix firefighters save lives and protect property through fire suppression, emergency med ical and transportation services, all-hazards incident management, and community risk reduction efforts. With 58 fire stations strategically placed around the city, Phoenix Fire has all hands-on deck in preparation for the influx of visitors and events within the city. Despite the city's preparation, Phoenix Fire also wants the community to be prepared:</p><p>• If you plan on attending any pregame festivities including concerts; Phoenix Fire encourages you to go prepared. That means, wear sensible shoes and clothing. But most importantly, go hydrated. Although the weather in February should be mild, the Phoenix sun can take its toll on those who are not used to it. ​<br></p><p>• In addition to Super Bowl activities, the City of Phoenix is proud to offer beautiful parks to its residents and visitors. Including more than 35 trails covering 320 miles throughout the city. But with its beauty, comes great responsibility. The Phoenix Fire Department and Parks and Recreation Department encourage everyone to review <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2271" target="_blank">“Take a Hike. Do it Right"</a>. ​​<br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerPeople enjoying an outdoor concert.City Manager#SuperPHXSuper Bowl, Public Safety, Safety TipsAshley Patton, Deputy Director602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/89/Ashley_Patton.jpgPHXCityManagerReview this page for tips to stay safe and have a great time at any of the Super Bowl's roster of events.



Pueblo Grande Museum Changing Name to “S’edav Va’aki Museum” https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2705Parks and Recreation3/24/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2705/Sedav Vaaki Museum Front.jpgPueblo Grande Museum Changing Name to “S’edav Va’aki Museum” <div class="ExternalClassC3EF9F18F94E4CFEB05F092CDDF7C8FC"><html> <p>​During a Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023, the board voted unanimously to change the name of Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park to “S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum."</p> <p>The name S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki (Salt River Pima – Maricopa Indian Community spelling) or Central Vahki (English spelling) is an O'Odham name that reflects the connection the site has with the local O'Odham and Piipaash communities. S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki refers to the large platform mound (Va'aki) that is preserved at the site, and the central location of this ancestral village within the Salt River Valley and to the extensive canal system created by these exceptional engineers before Euro-Americans moved into the region.</p> <p>The Parks and Recreation Board also approved the use of the marketing tagline, “Gateway to Phoenix Heritage."</p> <p>“Renaming the Pueblo Grande Museum to the S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum could not come at a better time as our city celebrates Phoenix History Month. The name change reflects our commitment to honoring the Indigenous people who helped build our community thousands of years ago. I look forward to the continued educational impact this museum will have on all Phoenicians," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>“S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum will continue to be an amazing resource for Phoenix history," District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia said. “We must ensure that our local institutions are reflecting the diversity of our area and taking steps to recognize and celebrate all cultures."</p> <p>“This is an important step for our City," said Kelly Dalton, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board. "This new name reflects our commitment to honoring those who have shaped our culture and history."  </p> <p>“Words and titles matter. This name change will help to have a greater and more direct impact on how this significant ancestral site is interpreted," said Shane Anton, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.</p> <p>The previous name, Pueblo Grande, is defined in the Spanish language and denotes the site as a “pueblo," which is not how the O'Odham would describe their villages or habitation sites. </p> <p>The museum exists to preserve and help interpret the site and the ancestral occupation and to bring attention to living indigenous communities. Located on a site with one of the few remaining platform mounds (Va'aki) differentiates the museum from other museums in Phoenix. Rebranding the museum with an appropriate O'Odham name will better serve museum audiences. This change will elevate the museum's profile and increase interest in the site.</p> <p>Throughout summer and fall, the museum will gradually begin transitioning signage throughout the museum and on the website. </p> <p>In fall of 2023, the new S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum will unveil its new logo during a “reopening" event.</p> <p>The Parks and Recreation Department acknowledges the City of Phoenix is located within Native Land. Read the department's commitment to respecting Ancestral Indigenous Communities in our Land Acknowledgement Statement on <a target="_blank" href="file:///C:/Users/082377/Desktop/phoenix.gov/parks">phoenix.gov/parks</a>. <br></p><p>Pronunciation guide:<br></p><ul><li><strong>S'e</strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>d</strong></span><strong>av </strong>pronounced suh-UH-dahf</li><li><strong>Va'aki </strong>pronounced VAH-ah-kee</li><li><strong>O'Odham</strong> pronounced awe-THUMB</li><li><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Piipaash</strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> pronounced pee-POSH</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></li></ul><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix Office of Innovation Partners with Venture Café to Host Innovation Challenge https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/innovation/2704Innovation3/23/2023 10:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2704/Skyline with Suguaro (1).jpgPhoenix Office of Innovation Partners with Venture Café to Host Innovation Challenge <div class="ExternalClass17FEC12458F94CDBA996F64F1A36B70E"><html>​​Students and residents can now apply to participate in a hackathon and pitch competition hosted by the <a href="https://venturecafephoenix.org/" target="_blank">Venture Café Phoenix</a> and the City of Phoenix’s Office of Innovation. Competitors will have an opportunity to develop innovative solutions that will increase access to chilled drinking water in public spaces – and compete for cash prizes.<br><br><div>“To solve an important challenge, Phoenix is tapping into one of our greatest resources— our creative and enterprising residents,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Expanding public access to drinking water, especially in areas of high pedestrian and public transit, is essential to keeping our residents comfortable and safe. I’m excited to see the ideas that come from the City of Phoenix’s first Innovation Challenge.”<br></div><div><br></div><div>Groups of five to six people will work together to develop an innovative concept to present to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $600 per person. <br></div><div><br></div><div>“Access to water in a desert city with over 1.5 million residents is essential," said Vice Mayor Ansari. "However, given the challenges with existing infrastructure and our rapidly rising population, water access is not always guaranteed for our residents, particularly those who are homeless. I'm excited to see the solutions generated by those competing in the City of Phoenix's first Innovation Challenge."</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Here are some details for contestants to consider and discuss:</strong></div><div>• New technologies to provide drinking water in public spaces that could make a system more accessible.</div><div>• Non-tech ideas to provide access to drinking water without using plastic water bottles.</div><div>• Cooling and shading efforts to keep the systems cool so the water stays cool in extreme heat.</div><div>• Education and communication strategies around the systems to build interest and encourage people to use the bottle filling stations.</div><div>• Innovative ideas for maintenance and preventing vandalism, such as tech solutions or wrap-around support from the community or businesses.</div><div>• Adding a public art component to support the project and encourage community engagement and preservation of the system.</div><div>• Sustainable ways to alert if a system isn't functioning properly and potentially losing water, as well as providing alternative options for those who forget their water bottle and would like to use a water filling station.</div><div><br></div><div>Contestants will participate in the hackathon from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and attendees can watch the pitch competition from 5:30-7 p.m. at 850 PBC located at 850 N. Fifth St. Apply to participate in the hackathon or register to watch the pitch competition <a href="https://venturecafephoenix.org/event/thursday-gathering-innovation-night-the-city-of-phoenix/" target="_blank">here​</a>. Lunch and snacks will be provided. <br></div><div><br></div><div>About the Office of Innovation:<br></div><div>The City Manager’s Office of Innovation partners with residents, City departments, and local and national organizations to advance solutions to some of our City’s most pressing challenges, championing the strategic use of data to deliver effective, efficient and equitable impacts for the City and its diverse communities.  innovate@phoenix.gov <br></div><div><br></div><div>About Venture Café:<br></div><div>Venture Café Phoenix partners with companies and organizations that are evolving business, education, technology, social justice, science and the arts within Phoenix and beyond. Along with pitch nights, thought provoking content and one-on-one sessions, the Thursday Gathering event provides participants with hundreds of connection and action opportunities each week. When you take part in a Venture Café event, you can meet hundreds of creative, resourceful people who are just as invested in improving life in Phoenix as you are.</div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/innovationNews
Critical Incident Briefing: March 8, 2023 – 27th Avenue and McDowell Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2702Police3/22/2023 9:47:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/wHL8MN_I45MCritical Incident Briefing: March 8, 2023 – 27th Avenue and McDowell Road<div class="ExternalClassE71424A986CD4F79BDA7558742F1B950"><html>​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting which occurred on March 8, 2023.<br><br>This incident occurred near the intersection of 27th Avenue and McDowell Road when Phoenix Police received two calls for service at a business in the area. The first, was from a man who identified himself and requested an officer to meet him at the business to turn himself in. The second call was from an employee of the business who said the man who called police was inside the store yelling and screaming. <br><br>When the first officer arrived, he entered the business and contacted the man described in the 911 call. The man and officer walked outside together. As they began to talk, the man moved close to the officer and pushed him. The officer used his taser causing the suspect to fall to the ground. The officer moved in to take him into custody, but the suspect kicked the officer – knocking the taser out of his hand. The suspect then continued to attack the officer. The officer backed away from the suspect and fired his duty weapon as the suspect continued to advance on the officer.<br><br>Nearby surveillance footage captured a portion of the incident.  <br><br>The suspect was treated on scene by officers and the Phoenix Fire Department. He was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. The officer's body worn camera was activated and captured the incident.<br><br>The investigation into whether the man is related to any previous crimes is still ongoing.<br><br>The officer involved in this incident is assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct and has approximately 6 years of service with the department. <br><br><p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officer 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.<br> <br>Public records law requires redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of the 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></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo



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