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Phoenix Police Create New Opportunities for Civilianshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2259Police3/4/2022 7:27:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2259/Now Hiring Newsroom.pngPhoenix Police Create New Opportunities for Civilians<div class="ExternalClass5EC872FAA63F476E956088709C1C6809"><html> <div style="text-align:center;">​<em style="font-family:Calibri;">Now Hiring, Civilian Investigators and Police Assistants</em> </div><span style="font-family:Calibri;"> </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">The Phoenix Police Department recently received City Council approval to hire 33 new professional staff members. Twenty-five of those hires will be for a newly created Civilian Investigator position. The other eight, will be to add to the department's already active Police Assistant staff. </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">The creation of the Civilian Investigator position is part of an innovative approach to support the department's mission. As a result of the police staffing shortage being experienced nationwide by most agencies, the Phoenix Police Department identified job functions currently being performed by sworn personnel which can be completed by civilians. The push to hire more civilians comes on the heels of moving more than 100 sworn members of the department from specialty roles over to patrol. </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">The Civilian Investigators will not replace detectives, but supplement and support the investigative mission. The goal is for those who fill these positions to administrative tasks, follow up on leads, and interview witnesses, among other things. </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">“We are over 400 officers down from our authorized strength," Assistant Executive Chief Michael Kurtenbach said. The reallocation tactic is a short-term option to make sure when our community calls 911, an officer responds. The creation of these new positions is an approach that will address the staffing concerns in the long run.  </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">Hiring civilians to take on an investigative role is intended to make sure crimes get hands on attention and, hopefully, solved in a timely manner. Those chosen to perform these duties will play a critical role in many aspects of investigations and police work, without carrying a firearm or making arrests. </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">The role of Police Assistant is one which will make a difference in the community where calls do not require the presence of a sworn officer. Currently, Police Assistants handled non-injury accidents, parking issues, lost or found property and a list of other things not requiring a sworn police officer. Adding more Police Assistant positions will free up sworn police officers to answer emergency calls from our community. </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">Simply put, Police Assistants and Civilian Investigators will play a critical role in continuing the important work of the Phoenix Police Department. </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">“This is a very noble profession," Kurtenbach says, “I can't think of a job that is more gratifying, but we need that passion, we need the men and women who are called to do this job to come do it with us."</span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">To view the job postings,including salary and qualifications.​ </span><a href="https://hcmprod.phoenix.gov/psc/hcmprodtam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant" target="_blank">click here</a><span style="font-family:Calibri;"> and search for Police Civilian Investigator or Police Assistant.​​ </span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicenow hiringPolice@phoenixpoliceNow Hiring, Phoenix PolicePolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

E-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/3038Street Transportation2/29/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3038/Micromobility Program_3032_Newsroom.jpgE-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1<div class="ExternalClassCC10D341742347EABCEF5329D9797C5C"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Street Transportation Department will expand operation of its Shared Micromobility Program to 24 hours a day, seven days a week effective at midnight on Friday, March 1. The program currently operates daily from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The 24/7 schedule of operation will be done as a six-month pilot program, during which usage data and other metrics will be reviewed.<br></p> <p>Launched permanently in January 2023 with vendors Lime and Spin, the program includes the shared rental use of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes. The program currently operates in the city's downtown core, as well as areas to the south, west and east of downtown.​ </p> <p> <a href="/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fstreetssite%2FMediaAssets%2FPhoenix%5FMicromobility%5FProgram%5FBoundary%5FMap%2Epng" target="_blank">View the Shared Micromobility Program boundary map</a> </p> <p>During the 24/7 pilot program, customers using the vehicles between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be required to take a late-night rider reaction test available through each respective vendor's app. </p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. In December 2022, City Council authorized the Street Transportation Department to finalize an agreement with Lime and Spin to be the official vendors when the pilot program ended. The permanent program began in January 2023.</p> <p>Additional information about the Shared Micromobility​ Program is available at <a href="/streets/scooters" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Pool Fence Safety Program Funding Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3037Fire2/28/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/p0Q4z6wI2ssPool Fence Safety Program Funding Available<div class="ExternalClassDCF62A084C614DA080FA4F7147242843"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department prides itself in prioritizing water safety and working to prevent drownings. In 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department rebranded its water safety campaign as “DrowningZero.” The goal to accomplish zero drownings with zero access to unsafe bodies of water. But we know we can’t do this alone. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department has a longstanding tradition of working alongside community partners including the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.</span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">In collaboration with Child Crisis Arizona, SRP and the 493 Firefighter Foundation, the group is proud to bring back the Pool Fence Safety Program to enhance water safety in our community. This initiative aims to provide free pool fences to eligible families with children aged six or younger living in owner-occupied homes within Maricopa County. By addressing water safety concerns, we strive to prevent accidents and promote child safety around pools.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To qualify for the program, families must meet specific eligibility criteria, including income qualification and residency within Maricopa County. Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2024, and include bids from licensed pool fence contractors. Funding awarded through the program is directed to pool vendors, ensuring families receive the necessary safety measures.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">We encourage eligible families to apply for this vital safety measure, prioritizing water safety in their homes and safeguarding their children from potential hazards.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To apply for the Pool Fence Safety Program, visit: </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/</span> </span></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo
Critical Incident Briefing - February 13, 2024 - 1900 W Berridge Lanehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3036Police2/27/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/FDR94VujUxsCritical Incident Briefing - February 13, 2024 - 1900 W Berridge Lane<div class="ExternalClass31C4DA6A884F40E7B48C0F6BE5260E0C"><html> <div>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>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 February 13, 2024. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This incident began when officers responded to an emergency call of an unknown trouble at an apartment in the area of 19th Avenue and Berridge Lane. The caller reported a man was holding her mother at gunpoint and forced her back into their apartment.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>When officers got to the scene, they surrounded the apartment. While looking through the windows, officers saw the man physically attacking the victim in the bedroom. Officers than began to yell into the apartment demanding that everyone inside come out. The suspect pointed a gun out of a window and shot at officers who were positioned at the back of the house. One of those officers returned fire.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Officers at the front of the apartment heard the shots and went to the opposite side of the apartment. A different officer fired his duty gun striking and stopping the man as he was fleeing the scene.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>After the shooting, the man was taken to the hospital where he was provided medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The woman involved in the original violent attack was also provided medical care for her injuries.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Both officers involved in this critical incident are assigned to the Desert Horizon Precinct and have 17 and 24 years of service with the department. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation to be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>It is also the subject of an administrative investigation. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>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.<br><br></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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