Chief-Black Travel and Visitor Safety Message Chief-Burdick

On behalf of the men and women of the Glendale Police and Fire Departments, welcome to the City of Glendale!  The public safety professionals of the City of Glendale are committed to service and excellence and want you to enjoy your time spent in our City.  Below, you’ll find some brief safety tips for traveling in and around the Glendale area.  Should you need additional non-emergency assistance please feel free to contact us at the following:

Glendale Police Department website:
Glendale Police Department non-emergency:  623-930-3000

Glendale Fire Department website:
Glendale Fire Department non-emergency:  623-930-4400

For Police and/or Fire emergencies, dial 911.

Think Safety – While Enjoying our Community

  • Take your fully charged cell phone and report any suspicious activity to police
  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
  • Never carry large amounts of cash. Separate the larger bills from the smaller ones in order to avoid flashing all your bills in full public view
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle
  • Lock your car, take your keys and completely close your car windows
  • Do not leave your vehicle running and unattended


Think Safety – While at the Hotel

  • Always take your cash, credit cards, and car keys with you when leaving your room. Leave what you don't need in the hotel safe
  • Do not open your door to strangers. Look through the door viewer before opening the door
  • Do not leave jewelry, cameras, or other expensive items lying around your room. Use the hotel safe to store your valuables and extra cash
  • Always use the hotel's auxiliary locking devices on the doors and windows
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Notify management of any suspicious persons in the area
  • Always ensure you’re using the hotels designated WiFi portal.  Never connect to unknown or suspicious WiFi access points.


Think Safety – Physical safety

  • Remember to drink a lot of water, especially when participating in an outdoor activity. 
  • Although the scenery is beautiful, it is still the desert. The desert is unforgiving and is home to many sharp and pointing plants that can cause physical harm. 
  • Because the weather is beautiful in the winter months, a lot of out of state visitors will partake in swimming. Always remember the ABCs of water safety: Adult Supervision, Barriers (make sure the pool gate is closed at all times), Classes (know CPR and your child can swim or receives swim lessons).
  • Make sure to bring enough of your prescribed medication to last for your duration of your stay. Missing dosages or going days without certain medications can be extremely harmful to your health