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 the city of Phoenix Police Department, while the east side is patrolled by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). There is a staffed MCSO substation at the Civic Building, open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. 

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

park safety

During operating hours, Community Park, Liberty Bell Park and Opportunity Way Park are monitored by off-duty law enforcement officers and the ACC's Park Patrol Team,  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

“Neighbors helping neighbors” is the motto of ANW’s programs, which help secure homes and property, host volunteers at community events, update residents and host 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 determine 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.