Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods
Saturday, October 28, 2023

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G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) is an annual statewide day of celebration for the success of crime prevention through community involvement. By hosting a gathering in your neighborhood, you can start building positive relationships, share information, promote safety, and bring back a sense of community. This is a time to turn on your porch lights, go out into your neighborhood and get to know your neighbors.

Who can participate in G.A.I.N.?

Most of the parties are held by established Neighborhood Watch groups, but anyone and everyone can participate through your own registered neighborhood, HOA, or community event.

Apartments, mobile home communities, businesses, and residential areas should all take an active role in getting to know each other and doing their part in preventing crime.

Steps to Participating in G.A.I.N.


  • This WILL NOT be a large, open to the public, event as it was in the past few years. The purpose of this day will be to get the planned neighborhood parties/events registered with all the details, so that Police and other City Departments/Officials/Resources are aware and can make every effort to stop by and interact with each group. However, due to limited resources we cannot guarantee a visit, but we will do our best.
  • At least one person representing your party must attend the G.A.I.N. Registration/Kick-Off on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, between 10:00 am -Noon at Sahuaro Ranch Park. If you are unable to have attendance there but still want information, contact the Glendale Police Department Community Action Team at (623) 930-3380.
  • At the G.A.I.N. Registration/Kick-Off you will register your party for G.A.I.N. Night with Glendale Police Department Community Action Team members. Planning packets with information on how to host a successful event will be given to you. There will be safety/security resources, information, and giveaways available for you to take back and share with the community.
  • The deadline to register will be that day, October 7th, 2023.


  • G.A.I.N. Night will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2023, between 4:00 -8:00 pm. Your party should be at least 2 hours in length and fall within this time frame.
  • The City of Glendale Transportation Services Department regulates Block Parties. Call the Transportation Services Department at (623) 930-2940 to request more information.
  • During your event, please do not call our dispatch center asking where our city representatives are. We will make every effort to have attendance at the registered parties, but there are no guaranteed visits. If there is an emergency or resources scheduled to visit the parties are called out for other obligations that happen that evening, you may not receive a visit from them.

Below are some tools designed to assist you in hosting your own successful block party or event in recognition of G.A.I.N.

Click here to view our party and event tips
Click here for a list of activity ideas
Click here for a list of block party guidelines

Please contact the Glendale Police Department Community Action Team Hotline at (623) 930-3380 if you have any questions about the 2023 City of Glendale G.A.I.N. Event, or you may contact your area CAT TEAM representative directly. Please see the contact information below.

Foothills North Community Action Team:
Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Garcia
(623) 930-2571

Foothills South Community Action Team:
Crime Prevention Specialist Christina Penrose
(623) 930-2540

Gateway East Community Action Team:
Crime Prevention Specalist Doreen Anderson
(623) 930-4044

Gateway West Community Action Team:
Crime Prevention Specalist Amiee Tibbits
(623) 930-4052