Public Affairs Bureau

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Media Advisories​​Media Inquries​​


The Public Affairs Bureau’s (PAB) mission is to facilitate high quality communication to our internal and external customers, promote positive awareness of the department, and to proactively support the department’s crime suppression goals.​​​

​PAB is also responsible for promoting the department's image through marketing departmental programs and community services campaigns. ​

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​Download the Phoenix Police App: 

File a report online, find out hiring information, police transparency data and much more. 

Access our social media pages even if you do not have a personal social media accout. 

Watch an informational video​ about the app.  Available for both IOS and Android.​


Police ​​Publ​ic Records​​

Media can submit public records requests online​. All public records requests are handled by the Public Records Unit and Services Unit located at 1717 E Grant Street, Suite 100. ​Please be aware of this if you are on a deadline.

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Media Relations Unit

On-call PIO

​All PIOs may be reached via the Media Inquiry Portal.

Coverage hours are typically weekdays (non-holidays) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.​

​​After Hours

At nights, city holidays, and on weekends, the Media Inquiry Portal will be monitored for emergencies or inquiries related to critical incidents. Otherwise, media members can request the on-duty lieutenant at the scene.

Media Advisories

An archive of media advisories is available to view in our Media Advisory ​page. ​​

​Download the Phoenix Police App

File a report online, find out hiring information, police transparency data and much more. 

Access our social media pages even if you do not have a personal social media accout. 

Watch an informational video​ about the app.  Available for both IOS and Android.​


About the Media Relations Unit

The Media Relations Unit, is staffed by full-time Public Information Sergeants (PIO's) and​ are responsible for disseminating timely and accurate information to media, as well as media advisories relating to police activities and events. 

The unit is also a resource for other Phoenix Police Department work units seeking on-scene assistance with breaking news events, media relations training, or publicity for activities that reflect positively upon the police department.  

 ​Deputy Director

Donna Rossi​
@DRossiAz

Lt Vince Lewis 

Lieutenant Vince Lewis

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Public Information 

Sergeant Philip Krynsky



 Public Information 

Sergeant Brian Bower



Public Information 

Sergeant Melissa Soliz

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Public Information 

Sergeant Rob​ Scherer





Open​ Data

To be transparent​, public information is posted to interactive dashboards and data tables on Phoenix's Open ​Data portal. ​


Other Public Records

Form IV’s and Court Documents

Please contact the court for copies of these documents.

Mugshots

Please contact the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for mugshots.


Silent Witness

The Silent Witness Program began in Phoenix in March, 1979. The goal of the program is to provide an easy opportunity for citizens to give the p​olice information about felony criminal activity, with a guarantee of anonymity and cash rewards as an incentive. The concept is to combine the forces of the public, the media and the police in solving felony crimes committed throughout Maricopa County. All rewards are paid out of privately donated funds. 

The Silent Witness Program has developed into an inter-agency task force, utilizing detectives from all valley law enforcement agencies. Approximately 25% of the crimes solved and rewards paid through Silent Witness are from outside the City of Phoenix. 

Currently, the Silent Witness Program is headed by a Phoenix Police Sergeant and is comprised of two full time Phoenix Detectives and one Police Assistant. ​

To learn more about how the Silent Witness Program works, please visit their website.

If you recognize the suspect or have information on the crime, call 480-WITNESS or go online, www.silentwitness.org to provide a tip. ​​





Media Inquiries:
Submit a Media Inquiry
Coverage hours are typically weekdays 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.​

News Conferences
Police Headquarters
620 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Public Inquires (non-media):  informationdesk.ppd@phoenix.gov



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