May 1, 2021
As you head northwest from Phoenix to Los Angeles, the last city you encounter is Buckeye, Arizona. While Buckeye may be another dot on the map to many, it is in fact the nation’s second-fastest growing city and has been for the past decade.
According to the 2019 census report, its population has increased by a whopping 56.6 percent since 2010. As the city’s population has grown so has its need to keep pace with a diverse, ever-expanding community.
Just a decade ago, the Buckeye Police Department had a slew of challenges facing it: a lack of transparency, accountability, and the right technology to manage its fast-growing community were most notable. But over the past ten years, with the right blueprint in place, the Buckeye Police Department has mapped its way to a successful transformation with steady changes to enhance transparency, drive accountability, and create an open-ended conversation and relationship with its community.