Community Safety

commitment to public safety

The ACC does not manage public safety or oversee law enforcement in the same manner that a municipality would. Rather, the Board and staff advocate for law enforcement coverage and public safety services, and maintain a safe environment at all ACC facilities and amenities for our residents and their guests.


police, sheriff and fire departments

Your location affects the law enforcement agency called to assist you. All of Anthem is in Maricopa County; however, the area west of I-17 has been annexed by the City of Phoenix. Because of this, the west side of our community is patrolled by City of Phoenix Police Department, while the east side is patrolled by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Both agencies have substations (not manned) located within Anthem. 

The North Valley Posse provides valuable assistance to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The Posse members are local residents who volunteer their time.

The Daisy Mountain Fire Department serves the northern part of the county, including all of Anthem and Black Canyon City.


firewise

Anthem is a designated "Firewise Community" by the National Firewise Communities/USA. Firewise Communities take measures to eliminate fire hazards and educate community members about how they can help. Read more about Firewise.


park safety

During operating hours, Community Park, Liberty Bell Park and Opportunity Way Park are monitored by off-duty deputy law enforcement the ACC's Park Patrol, which operates out of the Community Center. After hours, the ACC contracts a security company for park safety. Please refer to posted signs in these parks for more information and hours of operation. To call Park Patrol during operating hours, dial 623-879-3011


anthem neighborhood watch

The motto “neighbors helping neighbors” is the underlying theme of ANW’s programs, which include providing information to help secure homes and property, volunteering at community events, updating residents and implementing a block watch program to deter potential criminal activity. Learn more about ANW.


emergency gates

There are two emergency gates in Anthem, one in the Country Club (Ravina Lane) and one in Parkside (Meridian Drive). These gates are for emergency use only and maintained by the fire department. Only the Fire Chief can make the determination as to whether the gates should be opened in the event of a public safety emergency. The Chief notifies the ACC in such an event.


public safety roundtable

Meeting quarterly, the public service agencies that protect and serve the community of Anthem gather to discuss and share information. Meetings are open to the public. View calendar for upcoming meetings.