Graffiti is costly and destructive, and sends a message that the community is not concerned about the appearance of its neighborhoods. To help in the effort, the city of Phoenix created the Graffiti Busters Program. You can take control of your neighborhood by quickly removing graffiti. Prompt removal reduces the chance of graffiti reappearing and helps maintain a safe, secure and attractive environment.
The goals of the program:
- Support a zero tolerance approach to graffiti in our neighborhoods.
- Reduce the social and economic impact of graffiti on our neighborhoods.
- Enhance the quality of life for residents by reducing blight.
Graffiti Busters crews remove graffiti reported through various ways and also coordinate with other public and private agencies to remove graffiti. The Graffiti Busters remove graffiti for free. Report graffiti/more information 602-534-4444
Phoenix also has a non-access ordinance, making it illegal to sell spray paint or broad-tipped indelible markers to anyone under 18 years of age. Retailers also must keep these items in a manner that require employee assistance to access.
Blight Busters Program was created to train community volunteers to help support graffiti removal and other blight issues in Phoenix neighborhoods. It is a great example of the spirit of volunteerism in our community. Volunteers learn to use graffiti abatement equipment, techniques to avoid conflicts, how to address illegal signs in the right of way and other tools and information to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe.
Graffiti Vandal Catching Reward
This Police Department has a special graffiti hotline, if you believe you can provide information leading to the arrest of a graffiti vandal, call 602-262-7327 to make a report. You don’t have to give your name or other identification, and you could receive an award up to $250. For more information on this program visit the Police Graffiti Hotline site.