Chief Williams said she expects the new "Pointed Gun at Person" (PGP) reports will help the department track how many times officers can de-escalate potentially deadly situations.
August 19, 2019
Black Lives Matter announced on Facebook that they will rally at Mesa police headquarters in response to two recent events that have come under criticism for excessive force.
June 8, 2018
Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.
August 3, 2017
A murder suspect led officers on a high-speed chase through Phoenix Wednesday, sometimes going against traffic, until an undercover officer rammed the vehicle.
March 16, 2017
The reporting of use-of-force by law enforcement across the country is fragmented, according to a news investigation, and the DOJ wants to change that.
November 13, 2015
The Phoenix Police Department has now joined a number of agencies around the country that are considering or have already penned a policy dictating how officers should react when faced with a fleeing suspect. The Phoenix department currently has no written guidelines of the sort.
October 12, 2015
The Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association is disappointed in the findings and says it does not factor in the split-second decision the sergeant who shot Cusseaux had to make.
September 18, 2015
The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.
July 8, 2013
Daimen Irizarry, 31, claimed he acted in fear for his life when he peeled out in a supermarket parking lot after Gilbert PD's Lt. Eric Shuhandler was shot in the face and left for dead.
October 15, 2010
This month, you're receiving an enhanced "Shots Fired" from POLICE Magazine. In addition to the usual gripping storytelling, we've also embedded links to the radio dispatch traffic, overhead thermal-image view from the helicopter and photos from the crime scene. Enjoy.
September 27, 2010
ICE notified local law enforcement agencies and border agents that the white SUV was registered to a Rio Rico address, as the vehicle raced southbound on Interstate 19.
August 20, 2010
A Gilbert police lieutenant was mortally wounded when a suspect with an outstanding warrant shot him from inside a work truck he pulled over for an obscured license plate.
January 29, 2010
At 75, Joe Arpaio is serving his fourth term as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. It's a job he's held for 15 years, much to the delight of the voting population in the Phoenix area and much to the dismay of politically correct, civil liberties advocates who characterize his policies as cruel and the man himself as a dangerous dinosaur.
June 1, 2007
Street racing of automobiles has been an American tradition since the early 1950s and probably long before. It’s not hard to imagine the first owners of Model T Fords staring each other down as they ran their “Tin Lizzies” down the rutted roads of the early 20th century. But the hey-day of street racing was the “I Like Ike” era when kids in souped-up Chevys and Fords would race for car titles and teenage glory.
June 1, 2006