Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Require the Prior

Indian School – Citywide Association 

AnneMalone2014Require the prior.org was founded by Phoenix citizen Ann Malone and came about as a result of a Citywide Coalition that was begun on the Indian School Corridor in the summer of 2007. The coalition has taken a leadership role in bringing the issue of repeat misdemeanor criminals and the negative impact of their crimes against us to our City Council, Courts, and Police. We first documented these issues and provided concrete solutions in our White Paper in May 2008.

Our membership currently consists of 700 businesses, 23 Neighborhood Associations representing over 25,000 households, and N.A.I.L.E.M. an anti-crime lobbying group with 45,000 members statewide. Our Citywide Coalition and its policing and prosecution goals have been endorsed by the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), the union for rank and file Phoenix police officers.

As the result of our dedication and solid research, we have built a coalition of trust and cooperation with our police, city courts, and council members. We have been working with police in our precinct to reduce crime on the Indian School Corridor and are already seeing excellent results. Now is the time to build upon this success and take this method of policing and prosecution citywide. Now is the time for you to join us.

Our Mission

require-the-priorTo solve the systemic problems that are enabling the repeat career street criminals to live in our alleys and on our freeways, harassing the customers in our parking lots, jeopardizing the safety of our customers, our employees, our neighborhoods, and our children. Our White Paper illustrates who these people really are and how their crimes are negatively affecting our economic prosperity, our safety, and our quality of life. In it we illustrate the systemic problems clearly, and offer realistic solutions that have proven effective in other major metropolitan areas worldwide.