Desert Horizon Precinct


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Welcome to the Desert Horizon Precinct 

The Desert Horizon Police Precinct is staffed by Phoenix Police Department employees which is located at 16030 North 56th Street. The Desert Horizon Precinct also is responsible for the Sunnyslope Neighborhood Police Station which is located at 750 West Peoria Avenue. Officers are not usually in the station for contact; they are dispatched through the Police Communications operators by calling Crime Stop at (602) 262-6151.  Police Aides are assigned to the station to answer telephones and provide general information to walk-in visitors generally from 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

If you have an emergency please dial 911.

Desert Horizon Precinct serves approximately 74.92 square miles with an approximate population of 311,770 residents.

Contacting Station Supervisors:

Police supervisors can be contacted by dialing (602) 495-5006.

Station Responsibilities:

  • Provide police patrol response to the residents of Phoenix within the Desert Horizon Precinct Boundaries.
  • Proactively patrol neighborhood and commercial areas. 
  • Enforce criminal, traffic laws, and investigate criminal matters. 
  • Surveillance/enforcement of various areas of criminal activity [Neighborhood Enforcement Team] 
  • Assist with community groups concerns and Block Watches [Community Action Officer].
  • Assist with public safety education and training.


Beginning March 2014, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department will begin construction on a new Greenway Parkway bridge over the Cave Creek Wash between 16th Drive/Beck Lane and 14th Avenue.

Approximately 28,000 cars cross the existing bridge each day. The bridge was built in 1988 and has undergone several repairs. A recent inspection revealed the bridge is structurally deficient and needs to be replaced.

The City reviewed two options for removing the original bridge and constructing a new one. One option was to remove half of the bridge, while shoring up the remaining half and shifting all traffic to the old bridge while building the new bridge which would take nine months. The other option is to close Greenway Parkway to all traffic for six months during construction. After reviewing each of the options with the local residents, businesses, churches, area schools, and the fire and police departments; the City has chosen to close Greenway Parkway.

Although an inconvenience to people who travel on Greenway Parkway, closing the street and not continuing to use the old bridge during construction was determined to be the safest option for the residents, pedestrians, traffic and the Hunter Contracting Company construction crew. This option will also save city taxpayers approximately $1 million and reduce the construction time by three months.Traffic will be detoured through the duration of the project and an extensive public information campaign will be implemented to keep the community informed of the construction status and any changes to the street closures and detours. Click for detour map.

The City will do its best to minimize impacts to area residents, motorists and local businesses during construction. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the hotline.

Project Hotline: 623-825-3444