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Buckeye is the Safest City in Arizona

Based on the most recent FBI crime statistics as its research foundation, SafeWise’s study determined that Buckeye is the safest city in Arizona followed by Gilbert as fourth and Surprise as seventh . Peoria ranked thirteenth and Avondale nineteenth on the list of cities over 25,000 in population.  Buckeye leaders take its safe status as a win, considering the City of about 75,000 residents also is the fifth fastest-growing city in the nation.

Buckeye Police Department

The Buckeye Police Department is a full-service, 24/7 operation staffed by 126 employees to include 93 sworn officers. The Department operates effectively and efficiently with modern policies/procedures and became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement (CALEA) in 2017, as well as embarked on the journey for Public Safety Communications Accreditation. The Buckeye Police Department utilizes the COMPSTAT Model for identifying and addressing crime trends and supports creativity and ingenuity in addressing crime issues. The agency is very involved in community partnerships as well as inter-agency partnerships as illustrated by its involvement in Task Forces with HIDTA (High-intensity Drug Trafficking Area), GOHS (Governor’s Office of Highway Safety) and the ACTIC (Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center). The Patrol Division is staffed with over 45 officers and supervisors and is further supplemented by motorcycle and K-9 officers, Traffic Unit personnel, School Resource Officers and a robust Citizen on Patrol Program. Buckeye PD fully supports the Community Policing Concept and has over 100 citizen volunteers who assist the department with the Citizens on Patrol program, Citizens Academy, as well as the motorist assistance program.

Buckeye Fire, Medical and Rescue Department

fire engineThe department has six Class A pumpers, two 100 foot aerial trucks, a technical rescue support vehicle, two brush trucks, two command vehicles and six staff vehicles. All line staff are certified firefighters and approximately 50% are Para-Medics. The department operates six fire stations within the City and is part of the largest automatic aid system in the United States which covers Greater Phoenix. Read More.