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Longtime Phoenix Councilman Updates Citizens Daily on Police Work

November 30, 2022

By Corinne Murdock |

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has been posting daily updates on police reporting since September. It’s part of the outgoing councilman’s efforts to apprise citizens of their local law enforcement’s work on a daily basis.

These daily police reports offer details on crimes happening in the community. DiCiccio’s posts offer a small glimpse into their daily work — he doesn’t include the entire report.

DiCiccio’s latest report detailed an aggravated assault on an officer, two robberies, arson, several assaults, a school shooting threat, several misconduct weapons incidents, and several accident investigations.

DiCiccio has also informed constituents of the monthly district crime reports.

Last year, DiCiccio would share these reports as well as updates on police staffing to advise citizens of the rising crime rates combined with staffing shortages. 

DiCiccio also informs the community about breaking crime issues, such as a homicide that occurred Monday.

In addition to crime and police-related content, DiCiccio posts about community events like park openings and lifeguard certification classes, dog adoptions, and school board updates.

DiCiccio posts constituent-focused content far more frequently than his fellow council members. The others tend to rely on their monthly district newsletter to inform constituents, with the exception of Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, who posts more frequently at the rate of several times per week about community events pertaining to her office.

As of this report, Mayor Laura Pastor informed constituents last week about a toy and clothing drive last week, Councilman Jim Waring last tweeted thanks to his voters for reelecting him two weeks ago, Councilwoman Betty Guardado advised constituents to read her district newsletter two weeks ago, Councilwoman Ann O’Brien last retweeted a fire escape plan notice in mid-October, Councilwoman Debra Stark last retweeted in April about her appearance at the Phoenix Fire Department, and Councilman Carlos Garcia last tweeted last November about Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hiring.

Several council members are more active on Facebook. Their posts mainly reflect community events rather than major updates. 

O’Brien encouraged constituents to vote, wished constituents a happy Thanksgiving, and updated constituents on the council’s approval of Metrocenter Mall’s redevelopment.

Waring last posted in October to encourage constituents to vote. 

Stark shared her appearances with different groups, recent toy drive involvement, and a call to action for upcoming Habitat For Humanity home repair projects.

Pastor posted about several events: the toy and clothing drive, and an Alzheimer’s benefit. 

Guardado posted videos of her attendance at a festival, and involvement in a tree donation event at a park. 

Garcia posted an update about their quarterly Laveen Community meeting last week.

Corinne Murdock is a reporter for AZ Free News. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to

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