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 body 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 happened, 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.