City and County Partner for Crime Prevention/Victims' Rights Community Meeting

April 30, 2013

City of Phoenix InformationVice Mayor Bill Gates, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will host community meetings focusing on crime prevention and victims’ rights at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Maryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave., and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at John C. Lincoln, Cowden Center, 9202 N. Second St.

Topics for discussion include: crime prevention and personal safety; victims’ rights; how to report a crime or suspicious activity; the Silent Witness reward program; web-based crime reporting; and the consequences of under-reporting crime activity.

Phoenix Police will discuss the vital role crime reporting plays in reducing crimes and how the department reviews daily crime reporting stats to determine allocation of officers each day.  The County Attorney’s Office will clarify concerns regarding resident status.

For more information about the May 2 meeting, call 602-262-7446 or email  For more information about the May 16 meeting, call 602-262-7441 or email  


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Michael Hammett  602-495-5405