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Media Relations Unit/Public Information Office

  • The on-call Police PIO is available to the media for breaking incidents overnight and on weekends.
  • Media members please contact us for the on-call email address.
  • Journalism students please click here to make inquiries.

Greg Bacon Media Relations Detective 480-858-6169

Natalie Barela Media Relations Detective 480-350-8414

Community & Constituent Affairs

  • Questions on an incident that occurred in your neighborhood?
  • Neighborhood, Business or Community Group safety issues?
  • Upcoming police community events? Peaceful protest?
  • We are here to help - contact us!

Molly Enright Community Affairs Specialist 480-858-6148

John Brimley Community Affairs Specialist 480-350-8691

LGBTQ+ Liaisons

The Tempe Police Department prides itself in being supportive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) community and has two (2) designated liaisons with the purpose of elevating LGBTQ+ concerns and program opportunities.

Vince Boerbon Commander 480-350-8052

Darren Martínez Executive Assistant to the Chief 480-350-8767

Tempe PD LGTBQ Pride Graphic

Community Partnerships

Animal Rescue Partnerships

black and white puppy with "adopted" sign in front of its chestThe Tempe Police Department partners with the Tempe based, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation and with the Arizona Humane Society.  Both local organizations’ assistance is vital when Tempe Police Officers comes across abused, injured, lost, and abandoned pets. Each #FureverHomeFriday we are dedicated to posting an adoptable pet on Twitter and this website to help find homes for these furry members of our community.

Angels on Patrol

Angel wings logo for Angels on PatrolAngels on Patrol is a non-profit organization that supports families in crisis and youth who have either been abused or neglected, and/or whose caregivers are facing extreme financial hardship identified by Police Officers.

Tempe Police Foundation

Tempe Police Foundation LogoThe Tempe Police Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established to support and strengthen the services, programs, and employees of the Tempe, Arizona Police Department.

 

W. Stephen Martin Toy Drive

W Stephen Martin Toy Drive LogoPhoenix radio personality W Steven Martin began a toy drive after hundreds of his listeners made requests for help during Christmas time. He enlisted the help of local law enforcement officers to distribute the gifts across the valley to hundreds of children. His thought was that the kids would have the chance to see law enforcement, "in a new light, one of giving and caring, that bonds would be formed between law enforcement and the tiniest victims of crime and poverty, thus helping to break the cycle of hate and fear that seemed to exist".

100 Club of Arizona

100 Club of Arizona LogoThe 100 Club supports all city, county, state, federal and tribal public safety agencies, fire services, probation, corrections, parole and law enforcement departments who provide for the safety of the citizens of Arizona. Benefits and support are also extended to officers and firefighters who are called to active duty military while still employed by a qualified public safety agency. As a 501(c)(3), the 100 Club of Arizona is dedicated to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. For more than 40 years, the 100 Club has provided assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, paramedics, and their families through financial assistance, peer support training, safety related stipends, and family scholarships.

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