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Phoenix Police urges Pokémon Go users to play safely

7/13/16

NORTH VALLEY – Since Pokémon Go was released on July 6, the game’s popularity has exploded. Players can be found in all kinds of places, attempting to find and catch Pokémon. The Phoenix Police Department is urging players to be safe and make sure that they’re abiding by the law when playing.

Phoenix Police has started a social media campaign reminding users of the game to abide by safety and common sense when playing so as to avoid injury or inadvertently committing a crime, such as trespassing. In their Facebook album Pokémon Safety!, Phoenix Police reminds players: “Don't break the law as you try to catch ‘em all!” and to “#pokemongo safely.”

So far, Phoenix police has not compiled a list of incidents connected to the game, mainly since it was released so recently. The social media campaign was started in the interest of encouraging users to pay attention to their surroundings while playing and to remind users to avoid trespassing and safety issues.

Phoenix police is reminding Pokémon Go players to be safe, use good decision making if they choose to play, and to abide by laws while doing so.

Follow the Phoenix Police Pokémon Go safety campaign at https://twitter.com/phoenixpolice and www.facebook.com/phoenixazpolice/.