Phoenix Police Department

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Apr 24, 2023

State liquor chief promises there won’t be ‘sting’ operations likes ones during Covid outbreak

The new state liquor chief vowed Monday there will be no "sting" operations at bars and restaurants like what occurred during the Covid outbreak when Doug Ducey was governor.

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Apr 17, 2023

Bill would aim to stop electronic gas stealing, some lawmakers say it’s not needed

State lawmakers are moving to put a kibosh on one electronic method of stealing increasingly expensive gasoline, but not everyone is convinced that SB 1177 is needed, given that the theft of gasoline itself already is a crime.

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Mar 24, 2023

Bill would upgrade charge of a device used for fuel theft

A bill that would upgrade the charge on the use of a pulsar manipulation device in a gas pump is advancing in the legislature. 

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Mar 7, 2023

House passes bill to extend trauma counseling to 911 dispatchers 

The House on March 7 passed a bill that would add dispatchers to current law that allows for police and firefighters to be eligible for counseling.

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Jan 30, 2023

No charges vs Phoenix policemen accused of excessive force

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced Monday that no criminal charges will be filed against two Phoenix officers accused of using excessive force during an arrest last year.

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Jan 20, 2023

Catalytic converter theft continues to rage in Phoenix

Catalytic converter theft continues to rage in the City of Phoenix despite legislation enacted last May designed to deter such theft. Now, the Phoenix Police Department is joining forces with Courtesy Automotive Group to permanently etch catalytic converters with SafeCat anti-theft technology that ties a SafeCat serial number to the vehicle’s VIN and registers it in a national database.

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Oct 12, 2022

Police unions active in reform efforts

Common demands for police reform include chipping away at long-established police protections: make complaints against officers open to the public, tighten and enforce use-of-force rules, and reform the disciplinary process.

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Sep 21, 2022

Ex-Phoenix police officer gets prison term in $1M fraud case

A former Phoenix police officer has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution in a fraud case.

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Jul 6, 2022

Phoenix City Council fails to protect residents

The Phoenix City Council lacks creativity and intellectual rigor, which makes us all less safe.

Aug 5, 2021

Dem Senator Navarrete arrested

A Democratic state senator was arrested Thursday evening, Phoenix police confirmed.

Feb 5, 2021

Put politics aside – help police protect our community

This year affords us the opportunity to create a public safety system that meets the needs of our community and keeps our most vulnerable safe.

Aug 2, 2019

Liberal groups, lawmakers call for police blacklist

More than a dozen liberal organizations and Democratic lawmakers are asking Bill Montgomery to establish an exclusion list of law enforcement officers with a history of dishonesty, bias, or violence.