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About Transparency​

 

 

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​​​​The Phoenix Police Department understands trust is something you earn. Our citizens deserve to know what's happening in their community, and how this department carries out its mission to protect and serve. We believe it's our responsibility to share information regarding interactions between our officers and the people they serve. The public has a right to know how we police.​

Transparency is not just a slogan or a buzz phrase for us. It's a commitment. Our new interactive and updated transparency page takes that commitment to a whole new level. On the page, you will find raw data, updated statistics and videos pulling back the curtain on all we do.

From arrests, to citations, calls for service and even interactive crime maps. The dashboards are a tool we hope you will use to gain a better understanding of what's happening where you live. Want to do a deep dive into our Officer Involved Shooting data? Response to Resistance? Uniform Crime reporting? Or maybe you want to learn more about our bod worn camera program. It's all there. These are just a few of the many topics we discuss in our "Frequently Asked Questions" section.

We also continue our use of what we call Critical Incident Briefings. Anytime there's a critical incident, such as an officer involved shooting, we will release the facts in video form within 14 days. During this two-week period, members of the Public Affairs Bureau will gather 911 calls, radio transmission, body worn camera footage and any other information available to present a factual picture of what h​​appened, as we know it at the time.

An engaged and informed community is the key to earning and keeping your trust. ​​We believe our community is safer if you know what your officers are doing, and why they are doing it. We hope you find this resource helpful and enlightening.



Critical Incident Briefings

 

 

Critical Incident Briefing: January 7, 2023 – Rural Road and Lakeshore Drive in Tempe, ArizonaCritical Incident Briefing: January 7, 2023 – Rural Road and Lakeshore Drive in Tempe, Arizona<div class="ExternalClass92A0764F40714CC8B4AD2B4AACF931E1"><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>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 January 7, 2023.</p> <p>This incident began in the area of Rural Road and Lakeshore Drive in Tempe, Arizona when officers from the Phoenix Police Tactical Support Bureau were conducting surveillance in the area. The officers were attempting to locate a man who was wanted for shooting and wounding a Scottsdale Police sergeant the day prior in Phoenix. </p> <p>During the surveillance, the man was seen leaving an apartment and walking into a commercial business parking lot. Officers moved towards the man, gave him several commands to show his hands and get on the ground. The man did not respond. Officers used a less-lethal tool known as an Arwen, to get the man to comply. An Arwen is a 37mm launcher that fires a less-lethal direct impact baton which is designed to deliver pain compliance. This tool is only used by members of the Special Assignments Unit.</p> <p>After the officers used then Arwen, the man then pulled out a firearm and that was when the officer-involved shooting occurred. </p> <p>The firearm used by the man was recovered on scene. </p> <p>After the shooting the man was treated by officers until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived. The man was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries. There were no injuries to officers or any other community members.</p> <p>The sergeant involved in this shooting has been with the department for 16 1/2 years and is assigned to the Tactical Support Bureau.</p> <p>The other 2 officers involved in this shooting have been with the department for 15 and 14 years respectively and are assigned to the Tactical Support Bureau.</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>2632Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCvKYlAuav4https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2632
Critical Incident Briefing: January 3, 2023 – 35th Avenue and Broadway RoadCritical Incident Briefing: January 3, 2023 – 35th Avenue and Broadway Road<div class="ExternalClassA537998B68DA4187B682F38BF3176432"><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 January 3, 2023.<br><br>This incident occurred in the area of 35th Avenue and Broadway Road when Phoenix Police received a call about a man trying to enter a residential back yard. The caller described a man on top of his backyard fence who became angry when the caller confronted him.<br><br>Multiple officers were dispatched to the area. After talking with the caller, the officers were directed to the alleyway behind the house. Three officers found a man in the alley matching the description given. The man had a pair of scissors in his right hand. The officers order the man, in both English and Spanish, to drop the scissors. When the man did not respond to their commands, two officers deployed their tasers. The taser deployments had little effect. The man then advanced towards the officers with the scissors still in his hand. That is when the officer-involved shooting occurred. <br><br>Officers provided medical aid to the man and requested the Phoenix Fire Department to respond. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.  <br><br>The pair of scissors that man had during the incident were found on scene.<br><br>The officer involved in this incident is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct and has approximately 15 years of service with the department. <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>2629Videohttps://youtube.com/watch?v=T1RDSjidHRg&si=EnSIkaIECMiOmarEhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2629
Critical Incident Briefing: December 21st, 2022 – 41st Avenue and Lydia LaneCritical Incident Briefing: December 21st, 2022 – 41st Avenue and Lydia Lane<div class="ExternalClassFFCB9AD18DAB4DACBFCCD4214BC9DE2A"><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. 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 around 8:45 am on December 21st, 2022.<br><br>This incident began in the area of 47th Avenue and Vineyard Road when officers attempted to pull over a vehicle involved in an unrelated investigation. The vehicle did not stop, and officers followed it to the area of 41st Avenue and Lydia Lane.<br><br>When the vehicle stopped, a man got out of the car, ran, and climbed a wall into a residential backyard. Officers searched the area and found the man as he reappeared in the front yard of a home. The man had a gun in his hand. Officers gave the man directions to drop the gun. The man raised the gun in the direction of a detective and that is when the officer involved shooting occurred. After the shooting, the man held the gun to his head as he moved toward a side gate.<br><br>Members of the Special Assignments Unit arrived and negotiated with the man for approximately three hours until he dropped the gun and was detained. The man was taken to the hospital, but it was later determined he did not suffer any injuries from the shooting.<br><br>The firearm used by the man was recovered.<br><br>A vehicle and a garage door were struck by officer gunfire. There were no injuries to officers or any community member.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for seven years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<br><br>The detective involved in this shooting has been with the department for 22 years and is assigned to the Tactical Support Bureau.<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<br><br>publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></html></div>2616Videohttps://youtu.be/hC-wG5-LVG0https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2616

Police Data​ and Dashboards​

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Officer-Involved ShootingsOfficer-Involved Shootingshttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/26IwcDHW8<i class="fak fa-user-police"></i>_blank
Response to ResistanceResponse to Resistancehttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/6EtqlY5qQ<i class="fal fa-hand-paper"></i>_blank
Officer Pointed Gun at PersonOfficer Pointed Gun at Personhttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/9pe6sQqvt<i class="fak fa-stop-sign"></i>_blank
Adult ArrestsAdult Arrestshttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/8g516L4Wc<i class="fak fa-handcuffs"></i>_blank
Traffic CitationsTraffic Citationshttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/6wuy0Qw57<i class="fal fa-ticket"></i>_blank
Calls for ServiceCalls for Servicehttps://www.phoenixopendata.com/dataset/calls-for-service<i class="fal fa-phone-square"></i>_blank
CrimeCrimehttps://www.phoenixopendata.com/dataset/crime-data<i class="fal fa-file-chart-line"></i>_blank
Crime Maps & StatisticsCrime Maps & Statisticshttps://www.phoenix.gov/police/resources-information/crime-stats-maps<i class="fal fa-map-marked-alt"></i>_blank
ArchiveArchivehttps://www.phoenix.gov/police/transparency/archive<i class="fal fa-archive"></i>_blank

Resources

 

 

City Manager's Performance Dashboard_blankCity Manager's Performance Dashboardhttps://cmpr-dashboard-phoenix.hub.arcgis.com/
Datasets - Police Data Initiative_blankDatasets - Police Data Initiativehttps://www.policedatainitiative.org/datasets/
Police Public Records_blankPolice Public Recordshttps://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/
PPD Operations Orders_blankPPD Operations Ordershttps://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

body-worn camerasbody-worn cameras<div class="ExternalClassD6292334167B4CB2ABCFF18FF8BF8B8E"><p><br>We reached full deployment of our Body-Worn Camera program in 2019 for Patrol with every responding officer and sergeant equipped with a camera. Supervisors will ensure users assigned to their squad are wearing and activating their cameras in accordance with the Body-Worn Camera policy.​​<br></p></div>What is the status of Phoenix Police's body-worn camera program?<i class="fa-solid fa-camera"></i>
internal investigationinternal investigation<div class="ExternalClassFBED5B72C5BB47508239D3E5FF1BED9D"><p><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Typically an allegation of misconduct is routed to our Professional Standards Bureau, what many refer to as Internal Affairs. A supervisor, sergeant or above, will review the incident for possible misconduct and/or policy violation. Allegations of serious misconduct may then rise to the level of an internal investigation conducted by PSB, or in cases of allegations of minor policy violations, be sent to the employee's work unit for further investigation by the employee's immediate chain of command.​</span><br></p></div>What does it mean when the Phoenix Police Department launches an internal investigation?<i class="fa-solid fa-magnifying-glass"></i>
administrative dutyadministrative duty<div class="ExternalClassD196EA4F036C4E3E8C36793A888CD22E"><p>​The Police Chief may decide to temporarily assign an officer to a position with minimal or no public contact until such time as an inquiry is resolved. This allows the employee to remain productive while on duty. The decision to place an officer on administrative duty also provides investigators in the Professional Standards Bureau the ability to have them immediately respond to their office for questioning regarding the incident.​<br></p></div>What does it mean when an officer is put on administrative duty?
employee investigationemployee investigation<div class="ExternalClass1D5EB0194DAA4A6A9146885C77571EC4"><p>​Yes. This is in accordance with labor agreements. Unless or until an investigation is concluded, due process will be carried out.​<br></p></div>Will an employee continue to be paid while under investigation?
disciplining an officerdisciplining an officer<div class="ExternalClass977E0C81A22E40CC91C35D7D3D9A3626"><p>Under the direction of the Police Chief, it is the Department’s intent to administer discipline for both sworn and civilian employees in accordance with City and Department policies in a manner which is fair, impartial and consistent to all employees.<br></p></div>What goes into the decision to discipline an officer?
officer misconductofficer misconduct<div class="ExternalClassB2123E8390DC4C0CB5397495F5EDF285"><p>​Complaints may be made either by phone to our Professional Standards Bureau, <strong>(602) 262-4580</strong>​, in person at 17 S 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, or<a href="/police/resources-information/commendations-complaints" title="Commendations and Complaints"> online at Phoenix.gov Police Commendations and Complaints</a>.<br></p><p>The following presentation, intended to accompany a verbal staff presentation for community groups, provides an overview of the Professional Standards Bureau and complaint process: <a href="/policesite/Documents/PSB_Overview.pdf" target="_blank" title="Professional Standards Bureau Overview">Professional Standards Bureau Overview​ (PDF)</a>​</p></div>What is the process for a citizen to report officer misconduct?
employee misconductemployee misconduct<div class="ExternalClass5123DED02E0548A0AA41E058EC434AFD"><p>​Any employee is obligated to report misconduct to a supervisor as they become aware. Employees may also report other employees suspected of fraud (embezzlement; contract fraud; vendor kickbacks; removal, loss, unauthorized destruction, or inappropriate use or waste of city money or property; falsified documents; specific danger to public health or non-emergency safety issues; or other violations of laws or regulations) using an <a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" title="Phoenix Auditor Fraud Reporting">online form at Phoenix Auditor Fraud Reporting​</a>.​<br></p></div>What is the process for a police employee to report the misconduct of other employees?
police reportpolice report<div class="ExternalClassA457133716944571AF86B38D14805C18"><p>​Requests for Police public records (i.e. police reports, accident reports, etc.) may be made either in person at Code Enforcement Unit, 1717 East Grant Street, Suite 100, or <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank" title="Police Department Records Request">online by visiting Police Department Records Request​</a>. For information about other public records (including Municipal Court, Fire Department, or other City Departments) see and review the page at <a href="/pio/public-records" title="Find Public Records">City of Phoenix Communications Office Find Public Records</a>​.​<br></p></div>How do I request a police report?
officer-involved shootingsofficer-involved shootings<div class="ExternalClass80BBC0C3A5B1444E85EB9B1A36BD2E49"><p>The Phoenix Police Department has responded to all the <a href="/policesite/Documents/NPF_OIS_Study.pdf" target="_blank">National Police Foundation study recommendations​</a><a href="/policesite/Documents/NPF_OIS_Study.pdf">​</a> including the creation of the Compliance and Oversight Bureau (COB) in 2021. This involved the designing and implementation of the new Phoenix Police Department Transparency Page, which includes critical incident videos and data dashboards.​​<br></p></div>What has changed since the 2018 National Police Foundation study into Phoenix Police officer-involved shootings?

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