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 (MCSO). There is a staffed MCSO substation at the Civic Building, open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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.
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, 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.
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.