Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


When is the next Community Meeting?

Our next Community Meeting will be on October 23, 2019 at College America on the MetroCenter outer loop.

The formal part of our meeting begins at 6:30PM.

Will I be able to attend a Break-Out session with my CAO?

Please note that we will no longer offer CAO breakout sessions during our meeting.  If you would like to be involved in a discussion with CAO's, please attend the CAO session prior to the meeting.

Community Action Officers (CAO's) are available for discussion from 6:00PM to 6:30PM.

What does 'PNP' Mean?

PNP stands for "Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol" which are our members who have participated in a half-day training by Phoenix PD.

Can I view Neighborhood Newsletters here?

YES !!  Click on "Links and Newsletters" at the top of the page.

How do I learn about and register for the Phoenix Citizen Police Academy?

The link is    There is a link to the application form about half-way down the page after the list of upcoming classes or it may be downloaded here:   The 2-page form must be printed as it cannot be filled in on the computer.  Then it may be returned by FAXing, scanning and emailing, or putting it in an envelope and mailing it as indicated at the bottom of the form.  If there is a need to contact someone, an email may be sent to Detective Joel Leavitt at     or, if there is need for a quicker response, call the desk at 620 W Washington  602-262-6011 and ask to speak to someone on the Community Engagement Team of the Community Relations Bureau.  Due to assignment rotations, Detective Leavitt may not currently have direct involvement with the Citizen Police Academy.  It is not recommended to call the phone number provided on the website as the work load of the Community Engagement Team may not permit a timely response due to having to address matters of greater priority.

How do I learn about and register for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Community Academy?

The link is     Persons interested should email their request to the Community Action Team at    A member of the team will reply with a link to the Background Check Authorization form.  The form may be filled out online but will have to be printed.  Then either FAX it to the number provided (may take several tries) or scan it and email it back (usually the best option).  Within a few days the team will typically email an acknowledgement that the form has been received and will later contact you prior to the beginning of the sessions with where to go and when to be there.

How do I learn about and register for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Citizens Academy?

The link is       On the right side of that web page are links to two pdf documents.  The first is a brochure describing the program and the second is the application form.  The application form must be printed as it cannot be filled in on the computer.  Once completed, the application must be FAXed or mailed to the number/address provided at the bottom of the form.