…and absolutely must continue. Representatives from the NAACP
accepted an invitation to meet with PLEA President Joe Clure and
PLEA Vice President Ken Crane to discuss the concerns of an
aggrieved community with the recent officer involved shooting of an
African American following a recent police contact. The group voiced
disappointment with the lack of “honest” communication offered by
law enforcement leadership and criticized releasing any information
that indicts the conduct of the either of the participants and to do
so in the wake of asking that everyone needs to “wait until we have
the complete results of the investigation.” I was also at that same
meeting for a portion of the discussion and was deeply moved by the
issues brought forward by the group with particular focus on a press
release issued by PLEA. The tone of the discussion was poignant,
direct and addressed concerns of the African American community that
these representatives believe are instrumental in fueling the
perceptions of police and the decisions made by the police to take
law enforcement action against members of the minority community. It
became apparent that there was a respect for honesty by these
community leaders and yet voicing a level of distrust with law
enforcement when it came to transparency, their ability to
investigate their own members and when appropriate, take action
against work rule violations and more importantly violations of the
This was the first of many and continued discussions planned that
PLEA, the NAACP, the APA and community leaders will have to deal
with issues real and perceived that fetter positive relationships
with African American and other minor community members.
Join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at the University of Phoenix Stadium on New Year’s Eve and become part of the pre-game ceremonies for the 2014 College Football Playoff (CFP) Fiesta Bowl as the University of Arizona takes on Boise State!
The Fiesta Bowl is proud to announce a partnership with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as they honor first responders from across America at the 2014 CFP Fiesta Bowl!
This year, the first 300 tickets sold to first responders, sworn and unsworn employees, family members, friends and neighbors will be welcomed onto the field to unveil and present the field size United States Flag during pregame ceremonies. Participants on the field must be at least 12 years of age.
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The Fiesta Bowl is honored to partner with the Memorial Fund to honor all first responders (police, sheriffs, troopers, agents from city, county, state and federal agencies) and their families and friends at the CFP Fiesta Bowl! This offer is valid for any first responder from all 50 states. Imagine you and your family on the field for pre-game ceremonies and then up to your seats for a great afternoon of CFP Championship football.
Twenty percent ($15-33) from each ticket sold will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in honor of first responders.
Questions? Contact the Fiesta Bowl Ticket Office at 480-350-0911
PTSD – is real and has become a silent killer of those who serve and
In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association,(APA) added PTSD to
the third edition of its Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM-III) nosologic classification scheme(2); as taken
from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – PTSD: National Center
It is time for the law enforcement community, its leadership and
most importantly, its employers, to recognize that PTSD is real and
when left untreated or ignored (as in many cases) these health
conditions can and have morphed into cop killers. We have a
responsibility to these protectors and using the disciplinary
process as a convenient tool of remediation or resolution is
ADULT PROBATION IS RECRUITING NEW OFFICERS
Hello all, We are currently recruiting for Adult Probation Officer.
The position is posted externally and is scheduled to close on
Tuesday, 9/23/2014. If you are interested in this position, you may
http://www.maricopa.gov and click on the “Employment”
link to view the job posting and submit your application online.
Make sure to complete your application as thoroughly as possible,
especially the education and work history. Please Note: All
education must be listed on the application, including whether or
not you’ve graduated. If you only list this information when
answering the supplemental question(s) it does not confirm whether
or not you have met the minimum requirement. Please let me know if
you should have any questions or if I may be of any assistance.
Citizen Law Enforcement Anti-Graffiti Initiative
held its monthly committee meeting at PLEA. Law enforcement and
community leaders discuss legislative considerations, mentoring,
intervention and education in addition to enforcement to curb the
devastating affects of graffiti upon neighborhoods.
US Border Patrol meet with APA leadership....welcome home local 2544
CLEAA Executive Director Luis Ebratt hosted several of the southern
Arizona law makers at their regular board meeting.
They were joined by Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona House member
Rep. Stefani Mach, Arizona State Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford, and
APA Executive Director Levi Bolton Jr. TPOA President Bill Bonono
presided over the meeting which allowed these law makers to hear
issues most impactful to law enforcement and the communities they
The APA is proud to celebrate the evolution of
the Copper Corridor Police Association into the new Northern Arizona
Law Enforcement Association (NALEA). NALEA has expanded its
membership and amended its name to reflect the membership and
participation of the diverse group of law enforcement personnel
hailing from Northern Arizona.
POLICE DEPARTMENT 24 HOUR PRAYER WATCH!
Where: Opening in Phoenix City Hall, 200 W.
Washington St. and Phoenix Police Museum, Historic City Hall, 17 S.
2nd Ave 1st floor (entrance to the museum is on the south side of
the building facing Jefferson)
What: Kick off Friday night: 6:00 to 8:00 PM. (approximately)
Click here to download the flyer with more
Law Enforcement mourn the loss of a friend
Yesterday our good friend Senator Chester Crandell
passed away following a horseback riding accident. Wise
and humble, Senator Crandell made it no secret that he
respected the work of the men and women of law
enforcement. APA lobbyist and personal friend of the
Senator, Mike Williams commented, “ Over the years you
have asked how I can stand working in the craziness of
the world of politics I can say this, men and women like
Chester Crandall make it all worthwhile.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Senator
Crandell. He will be missed but not forgotten.
APA Executive Director Levi Bolton, APA Vice President
Jimmy Chavez along with law makers, law enforcement
leaders and law enforcement support group advocates
throughout the state of Arizona join together as
Governor Brewer signs the “Blue Alert” bill into law.
The Arizona School Resource Officer’s Association (ASROA)
honor this year’s ASROA Officer of Year
Featured (l to r) are Sgt. Bruce Root – Buckeye PD,
Officer Jeff Lumadue Of Buckeye PD, Officer Bill
Crotteau – Buckeye PD, Deputy Mike Fane – Gila County SO
(ASROA President) . The APA is proud to participate in
honoring this extraordinary Officer.
The Law Enforcement family bids farewell to a hero –SRPD
Officer Jair Cabrera
Friday, May 30th, 2014, Officer Jair Cabrera will be
laid to rest having made the ultimate sacrifice to
protect those he was sworn to protect. A graduate of the
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy Class
#124, Officer Cabrera was a seven-year veteran of the
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Police
Department. His work ethic was admired, he was an
outstanding officer who valued and protected his
community on or off duty. Officer Cabrera is survived by
his parents, brother and girlfriend. Officer Cabrera
will be missed but NEVER forgotten!
Donations can be made to a Wells Fargo account set up
under “Jair Cabrera Memorial Fund”. Cards can be sent to
the Salt River Police Department at 10005 East Osborn
Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Law Enforcement Officers Offended – APA Executive
Director asked for Apology
The Arizona Police
Association’s membership represents 14,000 men and women
who work in the profession of law enforcement in the
State of Arizona. On behalf of those who go out each day
to serve, protect, and sometimes give their lives in the
service of the citizens of Arizona, we are deeply
offended by the comments made recently by GOP District
#1 Congressional candidate Gary Kiehne. In an Arizona
Republic article citing comments attributed to Mr.
Kiehne, it is remarkable that Mr. Kiehne apparently
feels comfortable lumping 99% of mass shooters as
Democrats and comparing Vietnamese refugees to illegal
immigrants. If that were not offensive enough he goes on
to “reference” police officers as Nazi agents willing to
“shoot you and me.” This is outrageous and beneath the
conduct of someone aspiring to represent Arizona and its
diverse population at the nation’s Capital. I expect Mr.
Kiehne to apologize specifically to all that he has
offended and have the dignity to withdraw from his
tragic day for two of our hometown heroes. A Phoenix
Police Officer, John Hobbs, made the ultimate sacrifice
in the line of duty on March 3rd, 2014. Another brave
officer fights for his life in a valley hospital after
Detectives from the Fugitive Apprehension squad
confronted a wanted felon. A third hero shot the suspect
and ended the violence that took one of our own and
critically wounded another. Our hearts and prayers go
out to our officers, their families and co-workers.
HONOR THEM…PRAY FOR THEM!!!!
Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional…
message in the aforementioned statement could never have
been more evident than in a recent high level meeting
with DOC leadership. ACA President Anthony Spears,
former President Glen Conlon and APA Executive Director
Levi Bolton attended a meeting with the Governor’s Chief
of Staff Scott Smith. Also in attendance from DOC
Leadership were Director Charles Ryan, Deputy Director
Jeff Hood, and Operations Chief Carson McWilliams. I
must first offer our gratitude to Governor Brewer for
her continued support of those in law enforcement. I
also want to thank Director Ryan and his staff for
sitting through and participating in some tenuous and
sometimes contentious discussion about complaints from
rank and file Corrections Officers. Issues of staffing,
effective communication, post orders, conflicting
orders, accuracy of written reports, discipline and
staff assaults, and holding managers accountable for
misconduct, were taken on in perhaps the first of many
meetings to bring a sense of “we [line employees] are
being heard” by corrections leadership. Finally the
Director indicated that he would insure that employees
with legitimate complaints would be held harmless
against reprisal or retaliation from management. We also
have to give credit where credit is due and offer our
appreciation to Chief of Staff Scott Smith for hosting
the meeting and offering up an internal employee survey
to query the concerns of the those who serve at the
Department of Corrections. As recently as today,
Director Ryan had already dealt with and communicated
the status of complaint that had caused a moral issue
with CO’s in one of his facilities. We will keep you
posted as things progress.
the Arizona Coalition for Military Families on Monday,
March 3, 2014 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Mesa Police
Fiesta Station- Community Room located at – 1010 West
Grove, Mesa 85210. The training is free and offers
continuing education credit for law enforcement.
Click here to download the flyer.
Registration is required (click
The Arizona Police Association gives its endorsement to Arizona
House Speaker Andy Tobin for his bid for Congress in LD-1.
Accompanying the Speaker is APA Executive Director Levi Bolton
joined by APA President Joe Clure, and APA Directors Luis Ebrade and
Media icon W. Steven Martin was honored at Aunt Chilladas Restaurant
-South Mountain by the APA for his tireless contribution to the
lives of the valley's children during the season of giving.
"W", as he prefers to be called, is a humble person with a heart as
big as his imagination. Each year his foundation provides hundreds
of families with gifts for their children while using valley police
officers as Santa's helpers to deliver his message of caring. A
large mural prepared by retired Phoenix Police Officer Wayne Stadler,
now artist, and was presented by APA Executive Director Levi Bolton
as a tribute to the extraordinary contribution to law enforcement
and the people they serve by a simple man who's dared to care about
those less fortunate.
The Arizona Police Association wants to wish from our families to
yours, a safe and happy holiday season.