May 4, 2012
The Maryvale Precinct of the Phoenix Police Department, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and the Maryvale Revitalization Corporation officially launched the Maryvale Merits program, recognizing the positive impact of young people in the community. The program is designed to build self-esteem and foster a positive relationship between officers and youth.
“This program is unique because it focuses on the positive things our young people are doing for our community,” said Councilman Valenzuela. “Officers on the streets in Maryvale now have a tool to connect with young people and help encourage them to stay on the right path.”
Officers present a Maryvale Merits card to any young person they witness doing a positive deed in the community. The card includes the officer’s name and contact information and the youth receives a coupon for a free item. Program partners include: Cinema Latino, the Milwaukee Brewers, Quick Trip, Macayo’s Desert Sky, Bill Johnson’s Big Apple and Burger King. For more information, visit phoenix.gov/police.
Residents are encouraged to visit phoenix.gov/district5 and subscribe to the Councilman’s neighborhood newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events and important city issues.
Contact Councilman Valenzuela’s office at 602-262-7446, email@example.com, Facebook.com/danielforphoenix or Twitter.com/daniel4phoenix.