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Critical Incident Briefing: June 10, 2022 – 91st Avenue and McDowell Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2397Police6/24/2022 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dyrzqgg5X4Critical Incident Briefing: June 10, 2022 – 91st Avenue and McDowell Road<div class="ExternalClass981DB1335D1C4D3EB02FFF2DDD533B68"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <strong>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> <br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an in-custody death which occurred on June 10, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 91st Avenue and McDowell Road when Phoenix police received several calls about a man believed to be under the influence, banging his head against a vehicle, and acting erratic.</p> <p>Officers were dispatched to the scene and learned the subject of the call may also be bleeding. Tolleson fire personnel were also dispatched. </p> <p>The first officer to arrive at the business saw the subject of the call, later identified as Caleb Blair, and attempted to give him commands via a public announcement system. The officer saw Blair nude, and acting erratically. Additional officers arrived and Blair was detained for his safety and taken to a shady section of the parking lot. Officers also requested fire personnel, who were staging nearby, to respond to the scene.</p> <p>Minutes later, the Tolleson Fire Department arrived on the scene and began treating Blair. After a short time, his handcuffs were removed to better provide medical care.</p> <p>While being treated, Blair lost consciousness. Life saving measures were rendered, and he was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.</p> <p>The officers involved in this incident are assigned to the Maryvale-Estrella Precinct and have 5, 6, and 7 years of service respectively, with the department.</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 requires 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>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Operation Gun Crime Crackdownhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2392Police6/22/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2392/Newsroom Graphic.pngOperation Gun Crime Crackdown<div class="ExternalClass89B6F2A2138F4DF189EB81DB0A730A61"><html> <h4> Local, County and Federal Authorities Announce Plan to Curb Gun Violence in Phoenix ​​​<br></h4><p>​​The Phoenix Police Department, in conjunction with county, and federal law enforcement agencies have announced a pilot-program to curb gun violence in Phoenix. “Operation Gun Crime Crackdown” is a multi-agency, multi-faceted focused enforcement aimed at reducing the number of violent gun crimes which have been plaguing our city.<br></p> <p> Homicides with firearms are up 45% this year over the same time last year. Aggravated assaults with firearms are up 23% over the same time last year. The rise in gun crimes is not unique to Phoenix, it is a crisis happening across our nation.<br></p> <p> “Guns are getting into the wrong hands leaving children without parents, families devastated and communities living in fear. We must do something to protect our children, our community’s officers, from gun violence,” said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.  <br></p> <p> The program is designed to focus on gun related crimes and allow for immediate follow-up in the hopes of identifying and arresting suspects. Ten Phoenix detectives will be assigned to the precincts with the highest gun related crimes. This will facilitate seamless communication with Neighborhood Enforcement Teams and patrol officers.<br></p> <p> The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has agreed to embed agents with Phoenix’s Gun Crime Intelligence Unit which will allow quick access to the National Intelligence Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) to assist in capturing and comparing ballistic evidence to aid in solving and preventing violent crimes involving firearms. <br></p> <p> Supervisors from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will be geographically assigned to coordinate directly with police precinct personnel. County Attorney Rachel Mitchell will also provide MCAO liaisons to work with Phoenix police to review gun cases that have been turned down for charges or sent back to detectives for additional investigation. The office will also focus efforts to ensure appropriate release conditions for those arrested.<br></p> <p> Some gun crime cases are more appropriately prosecuted under federal laws. Both the ATF and the U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Gary Restaino have committed to review cases and assist with possible federal charges when appropriate.<br></p> <p> Law enforcement action is only successful with public support. Too many communities have become immune to the sound of gunfire in their neighborhoods. Those behind “Operation Gun Crime Crackdown” are urging people to call 911 if they hear gunfire in their area.<br></p> <p> There is also a tip line for community members to call or email with any information they may have on someone they know who is illegally in possession of a firearm. This enforcement is not about taking guns away from law abiding citizens. It’s about getting guns out of the hands of criminals and those who are not supposed to have them. <br></p> <p> “Operation Gun Crime Crackdown” will launch July 5, 2022. </p> <p> <br> </p> <p> TIPS AND LEADS<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">PHONE: 602 644-5805 <br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">EMAIL: azactic.gov</span></p> <p> Silent Witness<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">602-480-Witness (480-948-6377)<br></span><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">602-480-Testigo  (480-837-8446)</span><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> ​</span></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
New Pay Structure Makes Phoenix Police Officers Highest Paid Arizona Law Enforcement Agencyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2377Police6/16/2022 3:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2377/Newsroom_Police_Recuit.jpgNew Pay Structure Makes Phoenix Police Officers Highest Paid Arizona Law Enforcement Agency<div class="ExternalClass016EFA45DC68455799EAAB208305C6F0"><html> <p><strong>June 15 Update: </strong>The Phoenix City Council passed the proposed pay ordinance as outlined in this PHX Newsroom story.<br></p><p><strong>​Original Story: </strong>​Under a new plan to be presented to the Mayor and City Council for approval, Phoenix Police Department salaries would become competitive with other public safety agencies in the market. The goal is to improve officer retention and aid recruitment to address the current shortage of sworn law enforcement officers in Phoenix. <br><br>The proposed compensation restructure is designed to be a market leader at the recruit level and at all sworn ranks. It would allow the city to start recruits at a higher rate ($68,661 compared to the current $48,942). By similarly streamlining the system of starting salaries and pay grade steps from recruits to assistant chiefs, officers will have increased earning capacity throughout their careers. Currently our police recruit position is approximately 7% below the market average; this plan would bring salary ranges approximately 10% higher than any other law enforcement agency in the state.<br><br>“Our goal in Phoenix is to be a world class city, and that means using the tools necessary to build a world class police department. In other words, to hire the best, we need to pay the best," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “As we attract these top-notch officers, we must also expect the very highest level of accountability to meet the expectations of our community."<br><br>If approved, the plan will provide all sworn Phoenix Police Officers with greater earning potential, while also ensuring that no officer experiences a decrease in pay when transitioning to the new pay structure. <br><br>“This not only increases both the starting and maximum salaries, it also simplifies the pay structure, rewarding those who choose this noble profession," Public Safety and Justice Subcommittee Chairwoman Ann O'Brien said. “Phoenix is the largest city in the state, and our officers should see a salary structure which reflects that. With this change, our officers and recruits will be some of the highest paid in the state." <br><br>The salary restructure comes as the result of an assessment the City began last year of its employee pay structures. While the study is still not fully complete, it found that the sworn police pay structure needed to be adjusted to not only make the City competitive but to attract the most qualified candidates for the difficult work required of police officers. <br><br>The City has completed similar assessments for other employment classifications that resulted in pay grade changes over the last year. <br><br>The enhanced police pay structure must be approved by the Phoenix City Council during its Wednesday meeting. The proposal would take effect August 8. The increases associated with the restructured compensation package will be absorbed by the current City budget. <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: May 29, 2022 – 24th Street and Cactus Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2382Police6/10/2022 9:43:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/UN1KrQrOBOsCritical Incident Briefing: May 29, 2022 – 24th Street and Cactus Road<div class="ExternalClassF0673242ACBB4C3B8504ED30EDFC2522"><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>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on May 29, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 24th Street and Cactus Road when Phoenix Police received a call of a domestic dispute involving a firearm. The man with the firearm was later identified as Tony Brown. An adult female in the home placed a 911 call where she mentions that Mr. Brown has a firearm and has fired several shots in and around the home. </p> <p>While officers were en route to the call, they learned that Brown began shooting the firearm in the air. </p> <p>As officers arrived in the area, they staged a short distance away, and were able to hear Brown firing off rounds.</p> <p>Officers developed a plan to contact the subject, including deploying with a stun bag, which is a less lethal option, and drove to a location closer to the house. As they approached the residence, they found Brown outside still armed.</p> <p>Officers gave several commands to Brown to drop the gun, before he pointed the firearm at officers. That is when the officer involved shooting occurred.</p> <p>A team was organized and approached Brown following the shooting, but aid was unable to be rendered as he had died from his wounds.</p> <p>Officers at the scene located a firearm near the body of Brown.</p> <p>The officer involved in this incident has 4 years of service with the Phoenix Police Department and is assigned to the Desert Horizon Precinct.</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.<br> <br>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> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: May 24, 2022 – 32nd Street and Union Hills Drivehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2373Police6/7/2022 9:45:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/QlrFkAOtDEMCritical Incident Briefing: May 24, 2022 – 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive<div class="ExternalClassF5353D26F7194081B7BF9083E2B4ADFA"><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 (OIS) which occurred on May 24, 2022.<br><br>This incident began in the area of 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive just after 4:00 p.m., when a patrol sergeant was flagged down by a community member who provided information about an adult male suspect who he observed attempting to steal a vehicle. The sergeant spotted and followed the suspect who ran away from the area. As the patrol sergeant began following the suspect, a 911 call came in from another community member who reported the suspect attempted to rob them of their vehicle while they were sitting in it.<br><br>“I was at the [redacted] and I was sitting in the truck with my AC on and some guy tried to jump in and take off with it," said the 911 caller.<br><br>As the sergeant began to contact the suspect, the suspect ran and jumped a fence into a residential yard. The sergeant called for additional resources and a perimeter was established.<br><br>Patrol officers with the help of police canines began systematically searching yards in the area looking for the suspect when the suspect started shooting. <br><br>There were multiple officers in the area when the suspect began firing in different directions around the house. Officers took cover behind vehicles and houses. Officers would later learn the suspect had broken into a home where the residents were away. No officers discharged their weapons at this time.  <br><br>The suspect shot and hit several vehicles that officers were taking cover behind. At about 4:08 p.m., an officer with a rifle returned fire at the suspect but did not strike him. This officer and two nearby sergeants then utilized cover fire to help two of them move further away from the suspect to a safer location.​<br><br>Cover fire is defined as controlled, accurate weapons fire delivered at an appropriate target with the intent of keeping a suspect's attention away from exposed officers, allowing them to move or complete a rescue or other task.  Acceptable targets for cover fire are near the suspects last known location and are capable of stopping and containing weapons fire.  Some examples include block walls, door frames, residential structure headers and footers, and engine blocks.<br><br>Patrol officers continued to cordon off the area and evacuate nearby residents or have them shelter in place.<br><br>The Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit (SAU) arrived on scene in armored vehicles. They used a PA system to communicate with the suspect to negotiate a peaceful surrender. They also utilized less lethal tactics, including tear gas, to avoid an armed confrontation with the suspect and encourage him to come outside.<br><br>About 3 hours after the shooting began, the suspect exited the house with his hands up.  SAU detectives provided a ladder for him to climb down and took him into custody.<br><br>Detectives recovered the weapons used by the suspect inside the home.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for 4 years and is assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct.<br><br>Two sergeants utilized cover fire during the incident. One has been with the department for 32 years, and the other for 13 years.  Both are assigned to the Black Mountain Precinct.<br><br><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.<br> <br>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></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing - May 9, 2022 - 7th Street and Bell Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2354Police5/23/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/QrZMZaPwQBYCritical Incident Briefing - May 9, 2022 - 7th Street and Bell Road<div class="ExternalClass1D268148809A42FC856FB8103C2B3700"><html> <strong>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> <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 (OIS) which occurred on May 9, 2022.<br><br>This incident occurred in the area of 7th Street and Bell Road, when residents in the neighborhood called 911. The initial caller told 911 operators that a man broke an apartment window and was last seen walking towards Bell Road. Additional 911 calls were received stating a man had broken a window of a business, thrown bottles at passing vehicles and was acting violently.<br><br>The first two responding officers were flagged down by a witness who told the them the man was still in the parking lot. One of the officers shared the information over the radio for other responding patrol units.<br><br>As the officers drove around the parking lot, they located a man matching the description given. The man was holding a river rock. The two officers discussed a plan for one of them to be ready to use a Taser.<br><br>The officers got out of the patrol car and began giving the man commands to drop the river rock and get on the ground. The man did not comply with the officer’s commands. The man was further than the effective distance of the Taser, so the same officer retrieved a stun bag – an alternative less-lethal option. The man responded by running from the area on foot.<br><br>The man ran across Bell Road and into another shopping area. Once in the second parking lot the man stopped with the river rock still in his hand. There were several patrons on foot and in vehicles as the officers attempted to negotiate with the man. The officer ordered the man to drop the rock, but the man again, did not comply. The officer called for a stun bag again, but the man ran away before the stun bag could be used.<br><br>The foot pursuit continued through the parking lot towards a restaurant. The officer continued to order the man to stop and drop the rock. The man did not. The officer again asked a backup officer for the stun bag. The man temporarily went out of view behind the restaurant but then reappeared in the restaurant’s outdoor patio. The man then lifted the rock in what appears to be a throwing motion and then continued to move toward the restaurant’s side door.<br><br>As the man approached the side door, the officer issued commands not to enter the restaurant. The man again did not comply which resulted in the officer-involved shooting. The man fell inside the restaurant, and officers moved in to detain him and render aid.<br><br>After the shooting, officers attempted to restrain the man as he continued to pull his arm away and kick the officers. The officers were able to secure the man and provide aid to include putting on a tourniquet. The river rock was found next to the man. No other citizens or officers were injured during this incident.<br><br>The man was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for fifteen years and is assigned to the Black Mountain Precinct.<br><br>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. 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> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: May 1, 2022 – 19th Avenue and Southernhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2351Police5/13/2022 9:49:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/HC2wOINZOnMCritical Incident Briefing: May 1, 2022 – 19th Avenue and Southern<div class="ExternalClass66119E6225964D719E64467797E4FE36"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on May 1, 2022.<br><br>This incident occurred in the area of 19th Avenue and Southern Avenue. An officer was at a gas station in the area, working through an unrelated call for service, when he was notified by a community member about a man nearby who was waiving a machete. The officer saw the adult male suspect walk south along 19th Avenue on the sidewalk waving the machete around, before eventually walking into a vacant dirt lot. The officer called for backup and tried to keep the suspect contained to the dirt lot, away from any other community members.<br><br>The second officer arrived on scene and positioned herself and her vehicle between the suspect and 19th Avenue in an attempt to keep him away from the roadway, which was busy with vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The suspect ignored the officer and continued walking southbound along 19th Avenue, and eventually into the roadway.<br><br>The third officer to arrive on scene retrieved a less lethal stunbag shotgun from his patrol vehicle before approaching the suspect. He gave multiple commands for the suspect to drop the weapon, and then used the stunbag shotgun when the suspect approached him. The stunbag rounds had minimal effect on the suspect, causing him only to pause for a moment before advancing toward the officer again. At this point, the officer dropped the stunbag and fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect and causing him to fall to the ground.  <br><br>When the suspect fell to the ground, he dropped the machete. Officers were able to move it away as they approached him to take him into custody and begin first-aid. The officers continued to provide aid until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived and assumed care before transporting the suspect to a local hospital for treatment.<br><br>The suspect remains hospitalized, and upon release, will be booked into jail for aggravated assault on a police officer.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for 2 years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<br><br>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.<br> <br>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><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Full Statement on Retirement Plans from Chief Jeri Williamshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2329Police5/3/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2329/Newsroom_Police_2022_PoliceChief.jpgFull Statement on Retirement Plans from Chief Jeri Williams<div class="ExternalClass7E84E342174149D1B7485D87AEA12AED"><html> <p>​​In October of 2016, I accepted the opportunity to become the Phoenix Police Chief.  I was honored, humbled, and blessed when I was selected from a large field of worthy and qualified candidates.  I still feel that way today. In some ways, I still feel like I'm just a kid from west Phoenix who was blessed to grow up and play in the major leagues in my own backyard.   <br><br>Now, a few months away from completing my 6th year as Chief, it is time to look to the future. After much prayer and consideration and in consultation with my family and city leadership, I have decided to make a change. 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>When I was hired, I shared with the community that one of my mantras was “To whom much is given, much is required." It means we must be responsible for all that we have.  And that includes our beginnings and our endings and living not by circumstance but by choice.  <br><br>As I make this choice to transition professionally, I am proud to have paved the way for this department to move forward in a positive manner while at the same time opening the door for the next Chief to enter. I hope they will enjoy the journey as much as I have while they lead the department through the next chapter in its history.  <br><br>As I look back over my years as Phoenix Police Officer and Chief of Police, I am tremendously proud of several accomplishments. While that list is long, here are a few that stand out: <br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Body Worn Cameras for our officers and the community </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>Something as simple as getting cell phones for officers </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> <li> <p>Becoming fully compliant with #8CAN'TWAIT </p> </li> <li> <p>And relationships: Through all the highs and lows (and there have been many!) I am proud of the relationships we've built and maintained with our community, employees and both legal and law enforcement peers throughout the county, state and country. </p> </li> </ul> <p>I hope you can understand why these accomplishments are special to me. However, when all is said and done, the most rewarding work of all has been the honor and privilege to serve as the leader of the most amazing group of men and women, sworn and non-sworn, in all of law enforcement.  So many of them have demonstrated integrity and courage with a job that has changed considerably and a work environment that is filled with challenging personal and political dynamics.  So many of these folks, these cops, dispatchers, crime lab employees and many others still find the way to answer the call, do good police work and be transparent, trustworthy and accountable to each other and the community. <br><br>I am grateful to our city leaders, including Mayor and Council and City management, who have supported me and our department these last several years. Thank you for trusting me with confidence to keep our city safe. <br><br>A personal note of gratitude for my three men: Cody, Alan and Big Cody. I am blessed by them and eternally grateful to have their love and support.<br><br>So what's next? My last day will be sometime this summer. I know there is going to be speculation and questions about where I am going and what I'm going to do next. All of that comes later. For the time being, there is nothing more important to me than working with City management as we develop a transition plan.<br><br>Finally, here's what I want you to know: I've been a cop for 33 years. I still feel extremely proud and honored to put a badge and uniform on every day as a symbol of the oath I took in 1989 to serve and protect our community. It has been my extreme honor to serve this city and department as your Phoenix Police Chief.  <br><br>Thank you and God Bless,<br>Chief Jeri Williams <br></p> <p> <a href="/newsroom/city-manager/2330" target="_blank"><strong>Read article about Chief Williams' retirement.</strong></a><br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice

 

 

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