Real Time Operation Center Now Operational in Cactus Park Precincthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3053Police3/21/2024 2:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/yyMydaygxx4?si=zki_Amd6Ila_RzFyReal Time Operation Center Now Operational in Cactus Park Precinct<div class="ExternalClass5B2AE43388514DC2B5A1DE08DEAB3C81"><html> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is excited to announce the launch of the Real Time Operation Center (RTOC) in the Cactus Park Precinct. </p> <p>The RTOC went fully operational in January 2024 and leverages the use of technology to fight crime in a designated area of the precinct. The 27<sup>th</sup> Avenue corridor was identified as an area that would benefit from this project. The goal behind the RTOC is to enhance the safety of the area and create a better quality of life for the residents. </p> <p>"After over two years of hard work and coordination from the Police Department, my office, and the Community, I'm proud to say the Real Time Operation Center has officially opened and already providing positive results", said Councilwoman Betty Guardado. "From license plate readers to state-of-the-art cameras and gunshot detection this facility is already making the 27th Avenue Corridor safer." </p> <p>This project began in 2022<span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span>when the City Council approved the pilot project to address community safety through a multidepartment, collaborative manner using technology as well as community-based resources. The RTOC is the component that police have brought to this project.</p> <p>“I am very excited that the Real Time Operation Center is now up and running in our Cactus Park Precinct. Thanks to the newly deployed state-of-the-art technology, our hard-working police officers will be able to better support one another on the front lines, in turn improving our overall response to community needs and providing the best service to Phoenicians," said Mayor Kate Gallego. </p> <p>A variety of technological resources have been added to the area which feed information to the RTOC to assist with the efforts to reduce violent crime. The technology includes gunshot detection, mounted cameras and license plate readers. </p> <p>“This is a tremendous investment in our community. I'm excited about this technology and its ability to keep our community safer in pursuit of our mission to prevent and control crime and ultimately provide justice to victims," said Interim Phoenix Police Chief Michael Sullivan. </p> <p>The center is monitored by police personnel who can then give real time information to the officers working the streets. Police assistants, officers and supervisors are working in the RTOC monitoring and feeding the intel.</p> <p>“This is designed to immediately support patrol officers responding to calls," said Lieutenant Scott Cain, resource lieutenant in the Cactus Park Precinct. </p> <p>“I cannot express enough my excitement for the official opening of the Real Time Operation Center," said Councilwoman Ann O'Brien. “Ever since touring a neighboring city's RTOC and hearing about the crimes they've been able to solve with this technology, I knew we had to bring it here to Phoenix. I'm thankful to city staff and the police department for their work to get the 27<sup>th</sup> Avenue Crime Prevention Corridor up and running. This is one more step to creating a safer Phoenix."</p> <p>The gunshot detection equipment has led to hundreds of shell casings being recovered which help solve crimes. When a gunshot is detected, the equipment can triangulate where the gun was fired at within five millimeters. This information is reviewed by the police assistants in the RTOC and then shared with investigators. </p> <p>License plate readers have been used to identify suspects in violent crimes. The RTOC will get alerts for the license plate readers if a stolen vehicle has traveled by one of the readers. </p> <p>The cameras have been a great tool for monitoring crimes in progress. </p> <p>“On several occasions when the officers are going to where the initial call is coming from, they're not aware of the suspect that might be in the area. The staff has been able to guide the officers directly to the suspects who could be blocks away from where the incident occurred," Cain said.</p> <p>The 27<sup>th</sup> Avenue Corridor and the Cactus Park Precinct is not the only area being focused on in this safety project; City Council also approved funding for an RTOC in the Desert Horizon Precinct, targeting Hatcher Road in west Sunnyslope. The RTOC in that precinct is currently being built and will hopefully be operational within the next year. </p> <p>"The opening of the Real Time Operations Center has been in the works for years and is just one piece of the puzzle in improving safety along the 27th Avenue Corridor," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. "This has been a multi-department approach that utilizes technology and community resources to identify crime and blight in the area."</p> <p>To learn more about the collaborative efforts between all city departments involved please visit the <a href="/citymanager/communitysafetyplans" target="_blank">Safe Phoenix Corridor</a> website.<br></p><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolicePolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice



Nominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity5/28/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_035.jpgNominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass45DB9EB98E384B5AA4FE4D2175B36DBC"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues has a proud history of honoring champions in the disability community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley.  <br></p><p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City of Phoenix are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.). The event honors exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The award ceremony is held annually to recognize award winners that made a commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and communities of Phoenix. It is our hope this will inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community of Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award. Self-nominations are encouraged! Nominate yourself or others/businesses that demonstrate a commitment to community. D.A.R.E. award nominees represent the very best of Arizona.</p><p>Showcase the amazing work of individuals and businesses by nominating someone for the D.A.R.E Awards today! Nominations need to be submitted <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u&wdLOR=c74825640-F7DE-4979-9E8E-0BE38E5B8BBE" target="_blank">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Enjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgEnjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museum<div class="ExternalClass40C168040722424893A66EDF1A4DE7F0"><html> <p>​On June 2nd, the City of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a  great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride<br></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'edav Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'edav Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'edav Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.      </p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass3ABEAA7FF79940658F34287C8A5A0B52"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <p> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces. <br></p> <p> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project. <br></p> <p> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews




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