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Operation Summer Shield https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2785Police6/15/2023 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2785/Summer Shield Newsroom Graphic.pngOperation Summer Shield <div class="ExternalClassD4FEBB7D038047C0AEB7528524D1889B"><html> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">​The Phoenix Police Department is proud to have organized a five-day multi-agency operation dubbed Operation Summer Shield, that aimed at enhancing public safety by proactively addressing violent offenders in the City of Phoenix. <br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">“The City of Phoenix is safer than it was just one week ago because of Operation Summer Shield," said Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">The operation took place June 5 through June 9 and resulted in hundreds of arrests, as well as gun and drug seizures:</p> <ul> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">More than 580 arrests / 420+ for felonies</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Nearly 520,000 fentanyl pills</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">More than 5 pounds of methamphetamine<br></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Seized more than 40 weapons all of which were taken from prohibited possessors.</p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">“Last week, we rolled out our <a href="/newsroom/police/2771" target="_blank">Crime Reduction Plan</a> to give the Department a blueprint for addressing crime. That plan focuses on going after the small percentage of people committing the majority of crime," Chief Sullivan said. “Operation Summer Shield did exactly that. We targeted the most violent people with outstanding warrants and prohibited possessors."</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">While this was only a five-day operation, the planning and coordination took seven weeks. This included meeting with our partners, identifying internal resources and using data driven intelligence to preform records checks on violent offenders with felony warrants.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">More than 230 of those arrested had a criminal history that included violence and 16 absconders of the Department of Corrections were located and brought back to prison.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">This operation cleared four homicide cases and close to 700 active warrants. Additionally, every gun seized during this operation were found to be in the possession of a prohibited possessor.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">“This is an incredible example of what can be done when we all work together and put the safety of our community first," Chief Sullivan said. “I am proud of the work that everyone a part of this operation did."</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">This operation was successful because of the incredible partnerships with our local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Each of the following agencies played a significant role in Operation Summer Shield:</p> <ul> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Maricopa County Attorney's Office</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Maricopa County Sheriff's Office</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Arizona Department of Public Safety</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">United States Attorney's Office, District of Arizona</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Phoenix Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigations</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Phoenix Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Phoenix Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Homeland Security Investigations Phoenix</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">U.S. Marshals District of Arizona.</p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">“I want to thank the Phoenix Police Department for making this effort a priority to keep our community safe," Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said. “Now, my team has the opportunity to hold those who committed these crimes accountable to the law."</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">The partnerships with local, state and federal agencies are an important part in keeping our community safe, not just during this operation, but every day.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">“The Marshal Service is proud and honored to serve side-by-side with the professional men and women of the Phoenix Police Department," said Acting U.S. Marshal Van Bayless. “Their unwavering dedication and commitment to the community, while safely removing those who do harm to the citizens of this great city, was evident during this operation and every day on patrol. We look forward to continuing the legacy of support and collaborative efforts our agencies have fostered over the years; staying resolute to reduce violent crime and provide safer neighborhoods for all our families and future generations."</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Collectively, the Phoenix Police Department and our community can work together to make Phoenix safer every day. The department encourages the community to be an active participant in the clearance of outstanding warrants. If you know anyone who has an outstanding warrant, please contact the Phoenix Police Department or <a href="https://silentwitness.org/" target="_blank">Silent Witness</a> to remain anonymous. <br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Watch the press conference on Phoenix Police held regarding this operation <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/PKgz3T2i884">YouTube​</a>.<br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspoliceOperation Summer Shield graphic with partner logosPolice@phoenixpoliceOperation Summer ShieldPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

Phoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/3142Community and Economic Development6/22/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3142/Newsroom_CED_036.jpgPhoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employers<div class="ExternalClass2C1792C7C3394576B2F2731018821C25"><html> <p> <strong>​Phoenix, AZ</strong>—The City of Phoenix Mobile Career Unit (MCU), recently hosted a successful event at UMOM, drawing over 150 job seekers and resulting in 65 on-the-spot job offers. Held on Wednesday, June 12, the MCU event saw a high turnout as community members explored job opportunities and connected with employers.  </p> <p>The event featured top employers such as Chipotle, Starbucks, Food City, and Bashas, actively seeking to fill vacant positions within their companies. Attendees had the chance to network and apply for various job openings in the food industry.</p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego also expressed her excitement about the turnout and its positive impact on the local community. "I am thrilled to see so many job seekers taking advantage of this opportunity to connect with potential employers. This event is a great example of how our city is working on many fronts to support upward economic mobility and connect residents with meaningful employment opportunities," said Mayor Gallego. </p> <p>At the start of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department's Business and Workforce Division's program, the goal was to achieve 208 job offers by June 2025. As of Wednesday, the team has surpassed the program goal with 211 job offers, with another year remaining to serve the community.</p> <p>The MCU, a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge, is a part of the City of Phoenix's workforce development efforts to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. The unit travels around the city, bringing job opportunities directly to communities that may face barriers to accessing employment resources.</p> <p>"We are dedicated to helping individuals find meaningful employment and supporting our local businesses by connecting them with qualified candidates," said LaSetta Hogans, Deputy Director of the Business and Workforce Development Division for the City of Phoenix. "This event was a great success, and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future." </p> <p>The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department encourages employers with workforce needs and individuals seeking employment or career advancement to take advantage of their services and attend upcoming events. For more information on upcoming events and resources available, please visit phoenix.gov/mayor/mcu.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p> <p> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> <br>Athena Sanchez <br>City of Phoenix <br>Community and Economic Development <br>Call/text: 602-621-0507<br>Email: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNews
Phoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3141Parks and Recreation6/21/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3141/El-Oso-Sunscreen-Dispenser.jpgPhoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancer<div class="ExternalClass308CA226358745318F801EEEA515EEE4"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce a partnership with IMPACT Melanoma, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing skin cancer. This collaboration aims to enhance sun safety practices at various splash pad locations across the City by providing free sunscreen to park visitors.<br></p> <p>The decision to initiate this partnership comes as a response to the pressing need for increased awareness and prevention of skin cancer, particularly melanoma, which poses a significant health risk in Arizona's sunny climate. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 100,640 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2024 alone.</p> <p>"Our desert environment exposes us to intense UV radiation, making sun protection a critical aspect of public health," said Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Cynthia Aguilar. "By joining forces with IMPACT Melanoma, we are taking proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our community members and promote sun-safe behaviors."</p> <p>“IMPACT Melanoma is thrilled to partner with Phoenix Parks and Recreation to share melanoma prevention education and provide free sunscreen at neighborhood splash pads," said IMPACT Melanoma Executive Director Deb Girard.</p> <p>Under this partnership, IMPACT Melanoma will supply six portable sunscreen dispensers to be strategically placed at select splash pad locations throughout the City. These dispensers will be regularly maintained and refilled with sunscreen throughout the 2024 splash pad season, which runs from May 25 to October 1.</p> <p>The six splash pad sites participating in this initiative include:</p> <ul> <li>Altadena Park - 3711 E. Altadena Ave.</li> <li>Margaret T. Hance Park – 67 W. Culver St.</li> <li>El Oso Park - 3451 N. 75th Ave.</li> <li>Mariposa Park - 3150 W. Morten Ave.</li> <li>Nuestro Park - 1433 S. 9th St.</li> <li>Trailside Point Park - 7215 W. Vineyard Rd.</li> </ul> <p>The partnership agreement was unanimously approved by the Parks and Recreation Board, reflecting the collective dedication to safeguarding public health and promoting sun safety practices. As summer approaches, this collaborative effort stands as a testament to the City's commitment to the well-being of its residents.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Toolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3140Fire6/20/2024 8:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3140/BK3A9673-Enhanced-NR.jpghttps://youtu.be/V_6ygBrd5GwPhoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Tool<div class="ExternalClassC7629A4172BB4CAEAC249852214AD7CD"><html> <p>​​​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">This summer, the Phoenix Fire Department has introduced a new and innovative approach to treating heat victims: Cold Water Immersion. These specialized ice bags are being used to rapidly cool down individuals suffering from extreme heat-related illnesses, offering a quick and effective method to manage the often-dangerous effects of extreme heat.</span></p> <p>The cold-water immersion is used when a patient's temperature surpasses 104 degrees and they present with altered mental status. Once the patient is fully immersed in the ice, firefighter-paramedics constantly reevaluate vital signs including their temperature. The patient is removed from the bag when their temperature drops to 101 degrees. </p> <p>Since May 1st, every response vehicle within the Phoenix Fire Department has been outfitted with the equipment and necessary tools to integrate this method into standard protocol for dealing with heat-related emergencies. Training for the proper application and monitoring of this method has been provided to ensure effectiveness and safety to all 1,800 Phoenix Firefighters.</p> <p>At the beginning of May, one bag a week was used on average. Now nearing the end of June, the bags are used roughly three times a day. </p> <p>“This is a collaborative effort," Captain Rob McDade added. “We've worked with local E.R.'s, local doctors, our own medical director, our EMS department – we looked at how can we help those that we serve having critical heat emergencies?"</p> <p>As the excessive heat becomes more frequent and intense, this simple yet effective measure plays a crucial role in saving lives and enhancing emergency response capabilities. </p> <p>And the impact has already been seen. </p> <p>Battalion Chief Austin Moreland works within the Emergency Medical Services section and helped deploy this new program and training. He said, “We've already seen people who were extremely hot this year, who last year they might not have made it – and because of these efforts this year, they're leaving the hospital with no deficits."​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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