Vice Mayor Tom Simplot will host his annual crime summit from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Adam Diaz Center, 4115 W. Thomas Road. This year’s summit will bring together leading government officials — including Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, and Public Safety Manager Jack Harris — along with neighborhood activists and law enforcement specialists to brainstorm policies that could better address local crime issues.
“In the past, this summit has been a very effective tool in generating new ideas to fight crime,” said Simplot. “Keeping neighborhoods safe is truly a team effort, which is why partnerships between law enforcement, government officials and community residents are critical to address crime issues successfully.”
Since its inception in 2004, the district crime summit has laid the groundwork for a number of city ordinances, including two municipal laws in 2005 regulating the sale of common cold and allergy medications that contain key raw materials used to make methamphetamines.
Residents interested in fighting crime in their neighborhoods can register for the summit on the day of the event. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will include light refreshments. Attendees are asked to confirm their attendance by calling 602-262-7447 or by e-mail.