FBI Phoenix
Brooke Brennan and Kevin Smith
(623) 466-1999
August 13, 2020

FBI Task Forces Continue to Work to Combat Violent Crime

PHOENIX, AZ—The FBI is committed to doing our part to combat crime throughout Arizona and keep our communities safe. We are doing that through our many task forces, which are a collaborative effort between federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement.

Task forces have proven to be a highly effective way for the FBI and federal, state, and local law enforcement to join together to address specific crime problems and national security threats by combining the resources, intelligence, and talents of multiple law enforcement agencies.

“Partners bring to the table what we each do best. We have never seen a stronger partnership come together,” said Sean Kaul, special agent in charge of the FBI Phoenix Field Office. “Task forces like the Violent Crimes Task Force will have a long-term positive effect on eradicating violent crime. I look forward to continued coordination and collaboration.”

The FBI-led Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) which was created in 2009 is made up of the following agencies:

  • Phoenix Police Department
  • Peoria Police Department
  • Scottsdale Police Department
  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office FATE Unit
  • Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
  • FBI

Over the last few years, the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force has made a significant and positive impact in Arizona.

In the past two years, the task force has arrested 371 violent offenders, acquired 37 indictments, and obtained 63 convictions, with many cases still pending in federal and state courts. The VCTF also provided technical support to numerous state and local police agencies.

The VCTF continues to investigate and arrest violent offenders across Arizona.

Other FBI-led Task Forces include:

Learn more about FBI Partnerships: https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships