More Public Safety Stories

Masks and temperature checks among precautions employers taking to address liabilities

UA health law and policy expert Tara Sklar explains what they can legally require.

Advocates plead with Arizona to release vulnerable inmates amid COVID-19

A new predictive model shows nearly all of the almost 42,000 incarcerated people in Arizona will contract the virus.

Domestic abuse center, 'more important than ever,' remains open in Tucson

The CEO of Emerge! says they've adapted to the pandemic to maintain services for people who may be experiencing domestic violence.

Health workers, aid groups step in to fill Spanish-language gap around COVID-19

More than 1 million people speak Spanish at home in Arizona, but official coronavirus bilingual communication has lagged.

Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.

UA scientist talks coronavirus precautions

AZPM spoke with Dr. Michael Worobey about the new coronavirus and what early precautions Arizonans can take.

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Some groups want assurances that DPS will use the cameras for the public good, not solely to protect officers.

Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

The vote came after dozens of mostly Hispanic and African American community members spoke for a citizen review board with investigative powers.

Despite distracted-driving law, Arizona still ranks low on highway safety

Some officials took issue with the report, which said the state is lacking recommended traffic safety laws.

Last year was Mexico’s most violent; Sonora saw biggest jump in murder

The northern Mexican state stood out with the largest year-to-year increase in registered murder victims.

Phoenix police shootings plunge amid scrutiny, new policies

Fifteen shootings in 2019 is the lowest number the department has seen in a decade.

3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains

Authorities said the lions were determined to be a danger because they should no fear of officers.

Not a smooth ride so far for e-scooters in Tucson

The city is searching solutions to the problems scooters bring, while some are calling for an end to the program.

UA team working to make intersections safer in Tucson

A study group is recommending changes to improve safety and efficiency.

Broadway widening and the Sunshine Mile

The new year brings new construction to Tucson.

Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber autonomous test vehicle crash

The agency criticized a lack of federal and state regulation for autonomous vehicles.

Selected Archive Filters

Public Safety
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona