The Phoenix Police Department and Grand Canyon University announce 1 million dollar partnership

June 29, 2012



Bill Jenkins
Grand Canyon University
   Yvette Roeder
Phoenix Police Department
602-256-3354 (office)
   Michael Hammett
Phoenix City Council
602-495-5405 (office)

              The Phoenix Police Department and Grand Canyon University announce $1 million partnership

                             GCU and Phoenix PD pledge to work together to suppress crime in the neighborhood
                                            around the campus of the private, Christian university




Grand Canyon University, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and the Phoenix Police Department are hosting a joint news conference to announce the formation of the Neighborhood Safety Initiative. GCU and Phoenix Police Department have both pledged $100,000 per year for five years to create a stronger police presence from 43rd Avenue to I-17 and from Bethany Home Road to Indian School Road. This initiative has been spearheaded by the partnership of Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and GCU.  It is the first agreement of its kind between a public agency and private company in Arizona aiming to suppress crime in a particular neighborhood.




11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 5




Grand Canyon University Arena
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Please enter the campus at the 31st Avenue entrance and park in the lot east of GCU Arena and Ethington Theatre. Traffic signs will be posted on Camelback Road.




Brian Mueller, CEO, Grand Canyon University

Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, City of Phoenix

Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia, City of Phoenix