Phoenix police cops shouldn’t be getting a pay raise or more benefits. This department has proven itself violent, racist, and irreformable- why would you reward that? The police union is the number one protector of this department. Passing an MOU with more protections and more money for cops gives PLEA more tools to maintain this culture of violence and is a guaranteed death sentence for dozens of community members, especially Black, Indigenous, and Brown people.
I support. We need more Police! We only have 4 Detective's in Missing Children and a few more in Crimes against Children. The budget should be quadrupled! Phoenix is growing, were not safe especially in District 08. The only people who are against Police and don't want this budget passed are Criminals and Pedofiles.
I am convinced - policing is bad for our communities. We are not safer. PPD funding must be reallocated to alternative investments in health, housing, and youth programs that are proven to make communities stronger, safer, and healthier.
Residents MUST have a trustworthy, accountable government. Passing an MOU that gives PLEA more power to maintain a culture of violence undermines public trust and is a threat to public safety.
NO MORE STUDIES. Listen to communities. Invest in us, not police.
Community has been making it clear all year- police aren’t making our communities safer and have become a public health concern. We want investment in our health and safety; affordable housing, mental health response that doesn't involve police, youth programs and other resources that have been proven to make communities stronger and that do not involve the police.
I support. Please support the Police budget. Give them what they need. We're 2000 offices and staff short and Phoenix isn't safe.
This budget is an insult to the people of Phoenix. We reject your attempts to distract from the real issue - policing is bad for our communities. It’s negatively impacting our health and our safety. It’s time to stop funding violence and start investing in us. Invest in much needed services for our neighbors, our families, and our communities, so we can move forward with purpose.
The police have shown time and time again to be more of a threat to the community than a protector of it. I and others are made to feel unsafe by their occupation of our own hometowns. We need more funding to things that actually help people, like education, healthcare, and housing and caring for the unsheltered. Fund the community, not the policing of it.
No more spending our money on killer cops and ICE torture. Invest in care and accessibility for the community, especially for the Black and brown, unsheltered, and disabled communities Phx PD and prosecutors have been brutalizing for so long. We need mental health services, shelter beds, inclusive and accessible youth programs and public housing, and a total divestment from police and prisons and ICE and their death camps.
I support a new first responder department that is a separate entity, does not communicate with ICE or PD, or is composed of professionals trained in mental health and de-escalation.
The city should listen to the people and NOT increase the Phx PD budget. Thousands of people have come out against a budget increase and city councilmembers are not listening.
The council doesn’t care how many Black people are shot by phx police, or how many people they’ve deported. You don’t care that there are neo-Nazis in the dept or that protesters are being persecuted. You don’t care that people are dying because they don’t have the resources they need. You’re trying to give phx police more money and more protections and we are bearing the cost. You’re more committed to funding worthless “police reform” than you are to funding actual community safety
Community has been making it clear all year- police aren’t making our communities safer and have become a public health concern. We want investment in our health and safety; affordable housing, mental health, youth and other resources that have been proven to make communities stronger and that do not involve the police.