A March 19, 2010 incident involving a Phoenix Police officer and Councilman Michael Johnson brought to the surface feelings and perspectives about the Phoenix Police Department and its interactions with the community.
The City Manager’s Community Engagement and Outreach Task Force was established as a community-based and long-term effort to address residents’ concerns about Police Department interactions with the community. The primary mission was to recommend to the City Manager concrete steps to increase community access to, and confidence in, the Phoenix Police Department.
The task force process included holding public meetings and developing specific, measurable outcomes and recommendations to the City Manager, as well as the creation of an implementation group to monitor the action steps and communicate this information to the Mayor, City Council and the public.
These webpages contain information about the task force process and activities.