Cactus Park Precinct - City of Phoenix


Volume 3, Issue 20 July, 2015

Cactus Park Precinct Commander Kevin L. Robinson 12220 N. 39th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029; Precinct: 602-495-5009 Desk: 602-534-0419 Fax: 602-495-3660

Partnerships: Movie in the Park Inside this issue: Movie In The Park A Monument With Your Mouse


The “Ups and Downs” with Fireworks


Fireworks Chart


Shannon’s Law Flyer


CwaC ; Citywide PNP location Change; 2 Sky Harbor Programs


“Believe and Achieve” at GCU Protect Your Skin


“Love Your Block Initiative” How/When To Water Your Lawn


Neighborhood Activities/ Training


Community Partnership Calendar


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MOVIE IN THE PARK Last Friday, we were scheduled to have free swim, hot dogs and a movie at Cortez Park. Although we need the rain and it is always interesting to set records in Phoenix, the storms we received on Friday night were the first on record for that date, but also caused us to shorten the event. We were able to serve hot dogs, cookies, chips and water inside the pool area, but we were not able to show the movie. We would like to thank the employees at Cortez pool, representatives from the Parks Department and the many community members from the Metro Block Watch that showed up to help – despite the weather. We also want to thank Safeway for the donation of the hot dogs, buns and condiments. The generous donations of time and food items helped make the evening something to remember for the countless residents around the park. Even though we were unable to show the movie, we would also like to thank Grand Canyon University and Jak Keyser from the Canyon Corridor Community Coalition for helping us organize the event. Printed from June 12, 2015 edition of District 1 News. Get your own copy.

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Caring Officers and 9-1-1 Operator:

by Sergeant Louis Bentivegna

me until one police vehicle arrived it seemed within minutes. Two other cars followed. Officer Hunnicutt and Officer Dailey were the officers who assisted me. I cannot even put into words how efficient they were. The profes" I had the necessity to call the 9- sionalism and the kindness 1-1 number to report an attempt- shown by these two fine officers was exemplary and very much ed break-in at my home. Although I was very upset the 9-1-1 appreciated. I have resided in Phoenix for nearly 35 years and operator (Lorraine Mori A3417) have never had the occasion to was so kind and helped to calm me. She stayed on the phone with call for help. Having never dealt I received an email from a citizen, who was the victim of an attempted burglary. The letter expressed appreciation for the support, care and professionalism demonstrated by the listed employees. The email:

with the police, I really did not know what to expect, but these officers went beyond what I would have thought. I am so very impressed by the service I received. Thank you, S. E." I greatly appreciate the positive impression 9-1-1 Operator Lorraine Mori A3417, Officer Michael Dailey 5452 and Officer Susan Hunnicutt 6301 have made with this crime victim during this difficult time.

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Movie in the Park cont.

The weather caused the pool to pause swimming a few times and made the concert and movie to be canceled but did not hamper the swimmers’ appetites. They had hot dogs, chips, and cookies with water and did not seem deterred in the least by the rain.

A Moment With Your Mouse fireworks/

The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed: May 20 – July 6.

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The “Ups and Downs” of Fireworks: Buying fireworks in the City of Phoenix The sale and possession of permissible consumer novelty fireworks is legal, with some restrictions. Novelty items, as defined by City Code, include snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices, and sparklers. Consumer fireworks authorized for sale under state law may not be sold to persons under the age of 16 and are illegal to use. Failure to comply with any part of this ordinance is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to $2,500 and/or six months in jail. Using fireworks in the City of Phoenix however the use, discharge, or ignition of the most common types of fireworks including consumer fireworks- firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets, fountains, ground spinners, etc. is still illegal. This chart will help you to determine if a product is legal or illegal to use in the City of Phoenix. If you have questions please contact our offices at 602-262-6771, Monday - Friday 8am- 5pm. For after hours questions please call the Phoenix Fire Department non-emergency line at 602-495-5555. Selling Fireworks in the City of Phoenix A Consumer Firework Operations Permit is required for all fireworks sales in the City of Phoenix. There are two types of permits; retail and wholesale. Fireworks may be sold indoors or out. All indoor sales must be within buildings that have fully automatic sprinkler systems. The sale of permissible consumer fireworks in temporary tents will be limited to 3,000 pounds gross weight at any time. If the tent is over 800 square feet an additional tent permit will be required. Fire permits are required for both retail sales indoor and outdoor and wholesale distribution. Per State law signage is required at places of sale and displays that advise that purchases of permissible consumer fireworks is prohibited to persons under the age of 16 and that use of fireworks, except novelty items is prohibited. Additional permits and zoning approval may be required by the Planning & Development Department Zoning Division. The use of fireworks in Phoenix is now a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable by up to $2,500 and/or six months in jail. For questions regarding the sale of fireworks please contact Fire Prevention. Firework Sales Permit Applications and Forms Consumer Fireworks Permit Application -- Indoor, Outdoor or Wholesales Approved Fireworks Sales Sign Details Sample Required Sign Tent, Canopy & Membrane Structure Permit Questions Permit for Professional Fireworks Shows/Events please contact our offices for information regarding how to obtain a firework show/event permit. Fireworks Display Permit Application

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Celebrate our Independence Safely and Legally

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Citywide PNP Monthly Meeting Has Changed Locations

Cops and Coffee at JB’s This Month’s Coffee with a Cop had our normal turn out with questions and stories. The Commander as well as Councilwoman Thelda Williams dropped in for some interaction and answered questions. It was refreshing to see some of the 93 north residents made it all the way down to JB’s and included their perspective. As a result we will be meeting at the Cracker Barrel on Salter and 26th Ave. We would love to see you- bring a friend.

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We have outgrown the rooms at Shooter’s World, at the past few meetings some of us had to stand or even sit on the floor when they ran out of chairs. We have a new location we are going to try that is not too far from Shooter’s World. We will be meeting in the Neighborhood Services West Facility, Large Conference Room. Many of you have been there before for other classes or to visit Graffiti Busters. Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 6pm to 8pm NSD West Facility Conference Room 3325 W Flower Street 5+W+FLOWER+ST,/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?h l=en

Two Handy Programs Offered to Simplify Travel Most of us are always looking for a way to speed up our travel experience. The good news is that two trusted traveler programs give flyers the opportunity to expedite and streamline the security screening process. TSA Precheck allows pre-approved travelers to use designated lanes at security checkpoints and leave on their shoes, light outerwear, belt, and keep their laptop in its case. Travelers can participate by enrolling in the TSA Precheck Program at The cost is only $85, and this remains valid for five years. Once accepted into the program, travelers should look on their boarding passes for an indication of TSA Precheck eligibility. Here at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, there is a TSA Precheck Enrollment Center located on Level 1 of Terminal 4 near Door 2 on the West End. For those of you who also want the benefit of expedited screening when you return home from an international trip, Global Entry is available. The Global Entry Program, which is run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), provides preapproved, low-risk travelers expedited entry into the U.S. by allowing them to bypass the passport control lines and use an automated kiosk. To apply for the program, travelers must fill out an online application and submit an application fee of $100. The CBP will then review the application, conduct a background check and interview the applicant at the CBP Enrollment Center. The Global Entry Enrollment Center is located on Level 1 of Terminal 4. Global Entry is valid for five years. Please note that travelers who receive Global Entry automatically receive TSA PreCheck, so there is no need to enroll in both. For additional information or to enroll, visit More details on these programs, as well as other services Phoenix Sky Harbor offers to travelers, is available at

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3rd Annual “Believe & Achieve” GCU Experience Alhambra High School at Grand Canyon University

When did summer school become this much fun? Over 900 students from Alhambra High School received the full Lopes treatment on Tuesday, June 9th to begin their summer school with “the GCU experience”- a motivational program to help them “believe” they can “achieve”- it’s all about attitude even during the too-hot-too-early month of June. The students spent the morning on campus for GCU’s third annual “Believe and Achieve,” experience enjoying music and other entertainment, acquiring GCU gear and touring the University. The goal is for students to recognize that summer school is a way to prepare for great things ahead in their lives.

Faith Weese, MEd

Chief University Relations Officer Grand Canyon University

Protect Your Skin While You Protect Your Neighborhood The skin is largest organ of the body. It's the first line of defense against pathogens and protects the inner organs of the body. Two million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) every year. There are 76,000 new cases of melanoma each year, which results in 10,000 deaths annually. * People with fair skin, light eyes and light hair are at higher risk of developing skin cancer. Use sun screen, lotion or cream with an SPF of 15 or higher daily. Wear clothes that are cool, breath but cover and protect the skin facing the sun. Hats are a great way to protect your nose, eyes and neck from the direct harmful ray of the sun. Stay hydrated- take water with you on patrol. Traditionally, PNP patrol stats take a dip in the summer and for a hundred or so reasons. It is far better to patrol when it is most comfortable for you then not at all. The criminal element is always out and about– but staying safe is the ultimate goal and sometime staying cool is the best “safe”.

*article from June 2015 Costco Connection By Dr. Ali Hendi

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The “Love Your Block” Initiative On February 11, 2015, Cities of Service selected Phoenix as one of seven U.S. cities to receive a $30,000 grant and two dedicated full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members to launch Love Your Block, a neighborhood revitalization initiative. Led by Mayor Greg Stanton, the initiative is a collaboration between the City Manager's Office Citywide Volunteer Program and the Neighborhood Services Department. The initiative engages citizen volunteers in cocreating solutions to urban blight. Support for Love Your Block is provided by Cities of Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service, with generous support from St. Luke's Health Initiatives. =PuuJVdWn-

Funding for Love Your Block will support a mini-grant program, encouraging residents in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to engage in critical revitalization projects. Projects may include community gardens, neighborhood cleanups, tree planting, community murals, and graffiti abatement among other projects to be development in collaboration with residents. “This Love Your Block initiative will take our city to the next level by providing critical seed money and the passion of AmeriCorps VISTA members to allow residents to focus on the health and safety needs of their own neighborhoods”. – Mayor Greg Stanton

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“It’s HOT, let’s sit in the shade…” July 2, 2015

-pretty much anyone in Phoenix

“Self-Management of Aches and Pains” – presented by Doug Conner, Valley Physical Therapy FREE Blood Pressure Checks by CareMore Ins. FREE BMI Testing by CareMore Ins.

We are pleased to add Cracker Barrel to our elite list of meeting places that we descend upon monthly and enjoy a meal and chat, commonly referred to as Coffee with a Cop. In honor of our more northern neighborhoods we chose an eatery that is “up your way” and hope you will join in. If you have not had the experience of enjoying a good wholesome breakfast or just hot coffee and discussing your neighborhood issues with a police officer or City Department Representative including Councilwoman Thelda Williams’ office, plan to attend. Feel free to bring children or a neighbor, eating is optional and we bring plenty of stickers.

Deer Valley Rd.

Salter Dr. 27th Ave.

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CPCA monthly meeting : July 22nd; 6;30 pm Helen Drake Senior Center 7600 N. 27th Ave.

Area Online Newsletters and Links: Send in your links to your community newsletters and get them placed on this list:

1) The UNA online magazine,,

United Neighbors Association

2) Cactus Park West Neighborhood Association’s Newsletter: June 3) Sunburst Farms HOA Newsletter 4) Subscribe to District 1 News

Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board In Partnership with the Phoenix Police department

Hosted By: South Mountain Precinct

Date: July 28th Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Neighborhood Resource Center 2405 E Broadway Rd.

Contact Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board

Cactus Park Precinct Website:

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July Partnership Events















































July July 1st; Coffee with a Cop Daddy O’s Café’. 8:00 am 4163 W Thunderbird Rd. July 11th; PNP Certification class; Mt. View Precinct 2075 E. Maryland Ave.; 7:30 am

Cactus Park Precinct Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol

PNP Briefing: No July PNP Briefing at Cactus Park Precinct

July 22nd; CPCA/PNP Briefing Helen Drake Senior Center; 7600 N. 27th; 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Phoenix (Cactus Park) Neighborhood Patrol July 28th; VIP Community Update Meeting; Orangewood Church of the Nazarene 7510 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051(602) 995-0299; 6:00 pm.– 8:00 pm

Aug 5th; Coffee with a Cop Cracker Barrel. 8:00 am 21611 N 26th Ave

57 Cactus Park Precinct Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol members contributed over 858 hours and totaled 999 miles!

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