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Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix
Redirects: City of Phoenix
Nicknames: Pho-Town; Valley of the Sun
Category: City
Country: United States of America
State: Arizona
Notable apperances: Alice; Medium

Phoenix is the capital and largest city in the US state of Arizona. It became an incorporated city on February 5th, 1881. It has a total land area of 516.704 square miles and a city area of 517.948 square miles. It's population is in excess of 1.44 million people.

Phoenix was the primary setting of the 1976-1985 sitcom series Alice, which ran for nine seasons, totalling 202 episodes. The show centered on Alice Hyatt, who worked as a waitress with two other women at a greasy spoon restaurant called Mel's Diner, owned and operated by Mel Sharples.

The 1987 television movie Bates Motel was presumably based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Although the failed pilot movie is only loosely connected to the Psycho film franchise, it does use the titular setting of the Bates Motel, which was established as being located in Phoenix in the 1960 film Psycho.

The 2005-2011 paranormal crime drama series Medium also took place in Phoenix. It was the home of the Dubois family where noted psychic Allison Dubois frequently used her gifts to aid law enforcement officials in solving crimes. Allison lived in Phoenix with her husband Joe and her children Ariel, Bridgette and Marie.

Points of Interest Edit

  • Bates Motel [1]
  • Dubois residence
  • Mel's Diner

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Phoenix Police Department
The Phoenix Police Department is an actual law-enforcement agency whose jurisdiction comprises the city of Phoenix in the U.S. state of Arizona. The department was formed in 1881 and evolved from the previous Phoenix City Marshals office. Its jurisdiction covers 516 square miles. Like all police departments, the Phoenix Police Department is made up of several divisions including administration, uniform patrol, Homicide, Vice, Major Crimes, etc. Fictionalized versions of the Phoenix Police Department have been represented in TV shows such as Medium. One of the main characters on the series, Lee Scanlon, is a detective for the Homicide division of the Phoenix Police Department. He regularly coordinates his efforts with the District Attorney's Office, under D.A. Manuel Devalos. Allison Dubois, a special consultant for the D.A.'s office, also collaborates on cases with the Phoenix Police Department.

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References Edit

  1. Bates Motel television movie.