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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 go to 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 serve.

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.


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)
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Arizona’s 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

On 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 candidacy.

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A 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…

The 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.

Join 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 here)

The Phoenix Law enforcement Association is hosting its annual TAPS (Tuition Assistance for Police Survivors) golf tournament to raise money for this wonderful and much needed program for law enforcement families. Click here for details, sponsorships and/or Click here for applications for participation.


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 Ryan Russell.

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.


APA expands its membership.

The Arizona Police Association welcomes its newest member group – the Arizona Federal Police Officer Association. The men and women of the non-military security police department at Luke AFB make up this new group under the leadership of its president Bill Schemers.

APA Members – be sure to check for rapidly approaching training opportunities (click here)

Congratulations are in order -

APA Executive Director Levi Bolton has requested a criminal investigation into the conduct of PSPRS Management. A complaint letter formally requesting the investigation was presented to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on September 13, 2013. Click here – to view complaint letter>>>

AZ Police Assoc. wants criminal investigation into pension board

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In The Line Of Duty –

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Department of Public Safety colleague who was shot and wounded during a traffic stop on I-87 just south of Payson, Arizona. The officer sustained wounds to his left arm, right leg and took a round to the vest as the traffic violator fired his weapon at the officer as he approached the vehicle to contact the driver. The officer is recovering and we wish him a speedy recovery. The suspect was found deceased by responding officers with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound.




NASCAR , Phoenix International Raceway and the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Museum host a fundraiser to benefit those who serve and protect and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.


Mourning the loss of another Arizona protector

This morning (August 8, 2013) in the early morning hours and while preparing to leave for work, Maricopa County Sheriff Detention Officer Jorge Vargas was gunned down in the driveway of his home. We grieve with the family, friends of this officer and they remain in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and co-workers of the Firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell fire.

We just want to say thank you!

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A community and state grieves as it lays one of its fallen to rest, Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Reatz #8899 was killed in the line of duty on May 19th, 2013, while processing a DUI crime scene at 51st Avenue and Cambridge. Officer Reatz joined the police department on June 8th, 2007. He is survived by his wife Stephanie, daughter Tatum, his mother, father and brother. He will be missed by his large extended family, friends and co-workers.

We also take a moment to recognize the sacrifice of our public safety colleague, Phoenix Firefighter Brad Harper. A graduate of Fire Academy # 1164, his life was lost in the line of duty on May 19th, 2013. He is survived by his wife Lena and will be missed by his public safety family.

This is a brief reminder that these dedicated public servants went off to work after saying good-bye to their families not realizing that that snapshot of time would be the last time they would personally share with their loved ones. We will NEVER forget them.

AZPOA held its Grand Opening of its new Executive Offices in Phoenix. Director Lou Ebratt is preparing work stations for other Law Enforcement Agencies to have a safe environment to do paper work




Arizona pauses in silence to honor the loss of one of its Officers.

On a day when we celebrated the lives of 28 DPS Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, I am saddened to announce the loss of another fellow officer.

Arizona Highway Patrol Officer Tim Huffman #5430 was killed this evening when his patrol car was struck by a tanker truck on Interstate 8 east of Yuma, AZ.

Officer Huffman was investigating a collision and was assisted by a fellow officer and the District Captain. The three officers had positioned their patrol cars to close off the right traffic lane when a tanker truck approached the scene and failed to slow or move over. The captain was able to escape from the path of the truck before it slammed into his car then into Officer Huffman's car. The third officer was not injured.

Officer Huffman was a 15 year veteran of DPS and served his entire career in the Yuma Patrol District.

Services for Officer Huffman are pending.

APA Member Organizations are hosting their respective fundraisers. Show your support of your local law enforcement officers by participating in a fun day of golf that will support two important and worthwhile causes. Surprise Police Employees Association, Surprise Police Employees Association, SPEA {registration} and the Arizona highway Patrol Association, AHPS {registration} {sponsor form}.

Please join the Buckeye Police K-9 Unit 4th Annual K-9 Fundraising Golf Tournament. Click here for more information, click here >>>

We wish our Law Enforcement Comrade, “K-9 Officer Ivan” of the City of Buckeye Police Department, a speedy recovery from his duty related injury.  How quickly we can forget that these hard working K-9’s and their Police Officer brave handlers walk point daily to insure that we are safe against the unseen threats that confront our first responders.


News Conference, Tuesday, March 26th, 10 a.m., William B. Pate VFW Post 7401, 751 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler (Arizona Ave, north of AZ-Loop 202 E and just north of Pecos Rd).

CHANDLER, AZ – Eight weeks ago Chandler Law Enforcement Officer Todd Lysfjord and another officer received a domestic violence call at an apartment complex. Both men slipped on black ice on the sidewalk. Lysfjord, a former Army Ranger, who successfully completed six combat deployments in defense of his community, his state, and his nation, knew that something was wrong. He went to the medical care provider the City referred him to and then the nightmare began. On February 1st Todd went into a coma and was in ICU for three days. The deterioration of this American hero took nine days. Then the City denied treatment for his head injury because they insisted on receiving his VA medical records in 48 hours. Because of his security clearance while in the military, his records have to be redacted before they can be sent. The HR Department refused to accept that and cancelled his neurological care.

“In an environment such as law enforcement where there are so many Veterans hired and employed, it is complete neglect on the part of the Chandler Human Resources staff to not understand the procedures of the military with regard to Special Ops ability to release medical records in a timely fashion during a time that our country is at war,” Jack Daggett, Gold Star Father of an Army Ranger, and founder of the Eternal Freedom Foundation of America, stated. “In the meantime, erring on the side of caution on behalf of an injured officer is the ethical thing to do. Providing treatment as needed is the right thing to do, Veteran or not.”

“Last August, Officer Lysfjord was injured while trying to calm a suicidal subject who became combative. Then CorVel did not ask for his VA medical records to begin or continue medical treatment. Why are they doing this to Todd Lysfjord now?” Rob Dykstra, CLEA Board President, asked. “From a purely financial standpoint, the City has already spent thousands of dollars training Todd Lysfjord. One would think that they would do everything in their power to ensure that he is able to come back to work when physically able to not waste that investment.”

“Arizona has been recognized as the most Veteran friendly state; that is, hiring more Veterans than any other State,” Keith Benjamin, CLASA President, remarked. “A situation such as the nightmare the City has put Todd and Heather Lysfjord through is simply untenable.”

David Lucier, President and CEO, Arizona Veterans & Military Leadership Alliance, added: "Unfortunately, it appears that the City of Chandler's behavior is wholly contradictory to that vision and to those efforts. The Veterans’ community will be glad to work with the City to prevent this happening again."

During his combat deployments as an Army Ranger, Todd earned a Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal x 5; Senior Parachute’s Badge with Bronze Star (Iraq Airborne Assault) and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Neuropsychological testing was cancelled due to suspension of benefits by the City of Chandler Human Resources Department. Some examples of Todd’s decreased cognitive ability include but are not limited to:

  • Needs assistance in many activities of daily living due to lack of balance and previous falls
  • Extreme changes in temperature
  • Unknowingly bumps into walls while walking on multiple occasions
  • Memory problems forgetting recent conversations and even forgets where he is
  • Concentrating on something for too long causes headaches
  • Sense of time is greatly skewed
  • Todd has difficulty writing; forgot how to sign his name (and the spelling on occasion)
  • Todd cannot remember his access code for the PD which he used at least 40 times per week while working graveyard shift
  • Todd cannot operate a motor vehicle
  • Inability to be in crowded areas for extended periods of time
  • Severe debilitating headaches that occur frequently

Donations may be made to Todd Lysfjord c/o CLEA Charities, a 501 c3 non-profit, P.O. Box 238, Chandler, Arizona 85225.

CLEA was founded in 1999 to fill a void between Police Officers and the administrations of the Department and the City. Currently CLEA represents more than 220 rank and file Chandler law enforcement officers. CLASA (Chandler Lieutenants and Sergeants Association) was founded in 2003 to represent the needs of Chandler Lieutenants and Sergeants. CLASA represents 57 supervisors.


Chandler – The Chandler Law Enforcement Association (CLEA) in conjunction with the Chandler Lieutenants and Sergeants Association (CLASA) announced today that they will hold their next Coffee With a Cop at the Sunbird Home Owners Association (6240 S. Sunbird Blvd, Chandler), Friday, March 15th at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Officers will provide tips on ways to stay safe in our society and will also answer questions on any law enforcement related topic. CLEA and CLASA will provide coffee, donuts, bagels and cream cheese. For additional information on CLEA or CLASA, please contact Bartholomeaux, 602.404.8879 or

“We were very pleased by the turnout and interest in our first Coffee with a Cop at the East Valley Jewish Community Center. We cherish our freedoms in this country but we also realize that there are dangers about which we all need to be aware,” Rob Dykstra, CLEA Board President, stated. “Holding Coffee With a Cop meetings throughout our community will help residents put a face on law enforcement officers who support them and help officers assure the residents that we are here to protect and serve.”

CLEA and CLASA intend to hold the events in different precincts every month.

CLEA was founded in 1999 to fill a void between Police Officers and the administrations of the Department and the City. Currently CLEA represents more than 220 rank and file Chandler law enforcement officers. CLASA was founded in 2003 to represent the needs of Chandler Lieutenants and Sergeants. CLASA represents 57 supervisors.

The APA recognizes Arizona State Senate President Andy Biggs with their Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership and longtime support of those who serve and protect –February 14th 2013

APA Executive Officers meet with Executive Staff of CLEAA and Tucson Police Officers Association, their new newest member group



PHOENIX – The Arizona Police Association (APA) announced today that the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Arizona (CLEAA) has joined the Association. CLEAA members include: the City of Maricopa Police Association, Arizona Probation Officers Association, Pima County Probation Officers Association, Sierra Vista Police Officers Association, Tucson Police Officers Association, Salt River Law Enforcement Association, Pima County Deputy Sheriff Association, Eloy Police Officers Association and the Pima County Sheriff’s Commander’s Association. This affiliation means that the APA is now Arizona’s largest group representing the interests of Law Enforcement. For additional information on APA, please contact BPR, 602.404.8879 or

“CLEAA Executive Director Luis Ebratt adds his name to the roster of APA Directors bringing the number of APA member groups to 24. Lou is a consummate executive and I am looking forward to the wealth of expertise he and his organization bring to the APA,” Levi Bolton, APA Executive Director, stated.

The APA is an Arizona based Law Enforcement professional association comprised of 24 Law Enforcement member Associations representing state, county, and local police, corrections, probation officers and the National Border Patrol Council (Union) Local 2544, throughout Arizona.

Sheriff Arpaio meets with Law Enforcement line officer Representative leaders to discuss his new aggressive community outreach program

ASU Basketball game Benefiting AHPA Charities – January 26th

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Valley Police Officer’s wife shares her worst fear being married to a police officer

Arizona Aggravated Assault on Police Officer Offenses

PD: Phoenix officer shot, gunman on the loose

Police: Man arrested in armed Mesa bank robbery

Phoenix police encouraged to retake oath of office

Phoenix police arrest 2 in attempted robbery, good Samaritan shooting

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Arizona Corrections Association Board of Trustees, Association Attorney Kathryn Baillie, and the APA Executive Director meet to finalize this year’s legislative agenda – (December 8th, 2012)

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

The APA joins with its Law Enforcement colleagues for “Law Enforcement Appreciation Night” on January 2, 2013 along with Arizona’s own Phoenix Suns to benefit National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fun . For additional information (click here).

The value of Partnerships

We’ve often discussed the value and need to have effective and on-going communication with the public we serve. It is the public who ultimately are the final evaluators in the litany of oversight that resides in the world that work in each and every day. Our citizens and community partners serve on juries, boards of inquiry, community block watch groups, study committees, they step up and vote on issues that fund the work we do, and yes they even line the streets in sorrow as they express their support and grief for our fallen when one of their officers has paid the ultimate sacrifice. It is a partnership. We must continue to be mindful of the importance of that relationship and work with diligence to make sure that we are receptive to their concerns and input.

(Standing: Neal Haddad new President of Citizens for Phoenix)

On December 5, 2012 PLEA (Phoenix Law Enforcement Association) and the APA conducted a meeting with a number of neighborhood community group leaders all of which are members of the organization Citizens for Phoenix. This meeting was held to plan for their Legislative Day celebration scheduled for February 28, 2013 at the State Capitol. Citizens for Phoenix is a grass roots organization consisting of our community partners and business owners who have come together to promote the unified goal of establishing safer neighborhoods.


PPOA is excited about a new program we kicked off in the spring called SWAG, Students with Aspiring Goals. This is a program that recognizes 7th and 8th grade students for the great work they are accomplishing in school. The program will be run twice a year in the fall and spring.

SWAG is a partnership with the Peoria Unified School District that allows high school students to mentor, select, and encourage great students from the 7th and 8th grade feeder schools to their high school. High school students will work with the principals and teachers of the feeder schools to select 10 students from each school that have good grades, citizenship, extracurricular activities, and turn around kids that used to have a hard time in school and now are a success.

SWAG started last spring with Liberty HS and the four feeder schools to get the program started and complete an after action report to fix any issues that may arise. We had a Chick-fil-A dinner followed by a AZ Diamondbacks game. SWAG was such a success that it is going to include five high schools and twenty elementary schools in the City of Peoria this fall.

SWAG fall 2012 is going to be December 12th. PPOA is going to provide food, drink, and cake for dinner at the Peoria Sports Complex. The PPOA has secured 320 tickets to the Phoenix Suns game that night. The students participating will be able to enter the arena an hour before the game to watch the practice and have a chance for photos with players and cheerleaders. One student from each feeder school will be randomly selected to be in the high five tunnel which is the tunnel that the players will run through to enter the arena at game time. We also will be organizing a 50/50 raffle that evening in which 25% of the money raised will go to PPOA charities and 25% to the Phoenix Suns charities.

We are welcoming you to join in on this great event. Our hopes are to have the City of Peoria be the beacon for the valley and beyond on partnerships between police, school districts, political leaders, and major sports teams to encourage students to excel and be great leaders of tomorrow.

Please join us, everyone is welcome and your participation in this worthwhile event will mean so much to so many. December 8th, 2012 at 8:00 am at the Target Store at Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Rd.

Thanks for Your Support,

Cameron Lebbon
Peoria Police Officer's Association

1 killed in 2 vehicle wreck west of Phoenix

Sahuarita Sun
The Arizona Department of Public Safety's duty office says the two-vehicle crash happened at about 11:50 p.m. Friday and closed the westbound lanes of the interstate for nearly eight hours. Additional details on the accident and whether there were ...
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Benefits extended for fallen officers' families

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Blog: More misconduct allegations against Babeu's inner circle

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Campaign finance disclosure reforms: follow California's model law

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... Bennett wants to revise Arizona's campaign finance disclosure laws, which are among the most lax in the nation. I fully support more transparency and real-time campaign finance disclosure requirements, with enforcement provisions that have real teeth. See all stories on this topic »

Deferred Action Opens Door To College In Arizona

He registered for core classes, plus a law enforcement elective, since his dream is to one day be a police officer. As an Arizona resident, his semester will cost less than $1,000, instead of more than $4,000. Arizona's Board of Regents, which oversees ... See all stories on this topic »

Two motorcycle crashes occur on local highways

Prescott Daily Courier
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported that a motorcycle crash occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday, on Highway 89A near Mingus West. The crash caused two riders to be transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, although DPS said the ... See all stories on this topic »

Gilbert police: 2 Mesa brothers try to rob 99 Cent Store

East Valley Tribune
According to Mesa police, brothers Joshua Taylor Wroe, 22, and Dylan Tyler Wroe, 20, entered the store at 2070 S. Power Road at about 9:30 p.m., filled bags with merchandise and then attempted to leave without paying. The store's 64-year-old manager ... See all stories on this topic »

Police-worn cameras being tested in West Valley

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Surprise police are testing the Panasonic WV-TW310, which attaches to the shirt and provides a 180-degree angle. D.S. Woodfill/The ... Mesa police began using 50 cameras made by Scottsdale-based Taser International for a one-year pilot study. ... Not ...
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Peter Piper Pizza Take-Over | City of Yuma, AZ

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Stolen copper ingots valued at $1.25 million recovered at Port of LA

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144 tons of stolen copper seized at Port of LA, officials say

Los Angeles Times
U.S. border enforcement agents and the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that an investigation into the September theft of copper from a mining facility in Hayden, Ariz., has led to the recovery at the Port of Los Angeles of 144 tons of ... See all stories on this topic »

Stolen Asarco plates were headed for China, DPS says

Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Department of Public Safety investigators were tipped off to the thefts by security personnel at the Asarco mine in Hayden, about 70 miles northeast of Tucson. Mine security tracked flatbed trucks of copper plates to a ranch on state trust land ... See all stories on this topic »

PLEA: Outside probe needed into alleged discrimination by police chief

KPHO Phoenix
By Donna Rossi - bio | email The president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association has requested an outside independent investigation into what he called ...

Arizona Police Association recognizes State Representative Rob Robson for his longstanding support of those who protect and serve.

"Blue Santa for Breezy Point”

On October 29, 2012, much of Breezy Point, NY was destroyed by the events of Hurricane Sandy. Breezy Point is a small community in New York of approximately 12,000 residents. Many of these residents are First Responders, including police and fire fighters. This community alone lost 37 of its residents during the attacks of 9/11/01. During this latest natural disaster, a fire caused by a downed power line destroyed over one hundred homes, and damaged many more. Many of these homes belonged to our brother and sisters in blue.

This Holiday season, the Mesa Police Association and the Officers Assistance Fund are pleased to announce our Blue Santa program will be focusing on the families of the police officers who have suffered severe property loss during Hurricane Sandy. We will be asking all of our members to donate at least one $25 Target gift card for Blue Santa this year. These gift cards can be found at any Target store or many of the local grocery stores in the gift card section. All donations and contributions will go directly to the families of police officers affected, used to purchase presents for the children involved, and to provide financial assistance. Blue Santa will personally deliver the presents and financial assistance approximately one week prior to the Christmas holiday.

Donations and contributions can be mailed to the Officers Assistance Fund at 123 N. Centennial Way #207, Mesa AZ 85201. City of Mesa employees can forward any donations to Officer Ed Farrugia at Police Central Patrol. Due to the time constraints of this program, we ask that all donations and contributions be delivered no later than December 14th, 2012. The Officers Assistance Fund is a registered 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax deductible. Receipts can be given upon request.

This is an amazing opportunity for us to reach out and help our fellow officers whose lives have been forever altered by these events."

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City of Tempe residents will soon see a new addition to their police officer’s uniforms – a brand new patch. The new patches will debut on November 12th and are the first time in nearly 24yrs the patch has changed. A new uniform breast badge is in the works – Jeff Millen – Tempe Association President


Photo Exhibit of Arizona’s Fallen on Display at the Arizona Art Alliance Gallery November 2, to November 25, 2012

Scottsdale -- A very emotional exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen” will be on exhibit November 2nd through November 25, 2012 at the Arizona Art Alliance Gallery (Scottsdale Pavilions Shopping Center at Talking Stick, 9011 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale). The event will be held in conjunction with the dedication of a new Veterans Memorial Art Workshop and two other Arizona Art Alliance exhibits at Talking Stick. This special month recognizing the service of our Veterans will also launch the newest of seven Art Alliance outreach programs (serving veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder--PTSD). REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN will honor the more than 140 Arizonans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in “The War on Terror” while serving in U.S. military in theaters in Afghanistan and Iraq. For additional information on the REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN events, please contact: John Fontana, Arizona Art Alliance, 602-369-2854. For additional media information, ONLY, please contact: Carole V. Bartholomeaux, 602.404.8879.

“The warriors of the 21st Century, professionals, who volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces, grew up in the shadow of September 11, 2001, a defining moment for most of them,” Fontana stated. “They come from all walks of life and every corner of our country, daring to go where so many never would. They retain the face of freedom and build upon the legacies of those who went before them in a cause greater than themselves.”

“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members,” Colonel James Biernesser, USAF (Ret.) remarked. “This exhibit was created so it can travel throughout Arizona, enabling more people to have the opportunity to honor and remember Arizona’s Fallen.”

The exhibits official ribbon-cutting ceremony is November 8th from 5 to 7 p.m. Among those dignitaries participating are: President Diane Enos from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale City Councilman and combat Veteran, Bob Littlefield, former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Arizona Commission on the Arts, Executive Director Robert Booker.. The event is free to the public, thanks to many sponsors including Bill and Evonne Williams of Patriotic Productions in Omaha, NE; Bellevue University; the Arizona Archery Club; the Eternal Freedom Foundation of America; the 2012 Home Depot Community Impact grant and other donors.


7:30 A.M. TO NOON

The Mesa Police Association Latino Town Hall

Mesa Police/Fire Academy, 3260 N. 40TH St., (Greenfield & McDowell) Mesa

Saturday, October 27th, 7:30 a.m. to Noon

Mesa Police Association members will be providing information to attendees regarding the new car safety seat laws. They will also be raffling off a variety of prizes. Board President, Ryan Russell, and Vice President, Ricardo Perine, will be on hand to answer questions. Officer Perine speaks fluent Spanish to assist their Spanish speaking quests.

Contact: Carole V. Bartholomeaux, 602.404.8879, Day of event: 602.628.2666 or 

Ariz. Police Officer Rescues Elderly Couple From Fire
An elderly husband and wife remain hospitalized after their lives were saved when a Tempe police officer on night patrol kicked down the door of their flame-engulfed mobile home Sunday. Related Content. Related Terms. Top Headlines · Arizona. An ... See all stories on this topic »

Tempe cop, Paul Elenlius, saves couple from burning home (KNXV-TV)
Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Tempe police officer Paul Elenlius was on patrol when he responded to the couple's call for help from inside their burning mobile home at the Meadows Mobile Home Park at 2401 W. Southern Ave. Before Elenius arrived ... See all stories on this topic »

Tempe officer rescues couple from burning home

KPHO Phoenix
A Tempe police officer is credited with saving the lives of a Temple couple in their early 70s who were trapped inside their burning mobile home. Officer Paul Elenius, a five-year police veteran, kicked down the door and entered the smoke-filled home ... See all stories on this topic »

Style over Substance

Rank and file officers represented by the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association have raised some legitimate concerns over the recent decision by their Chief, Daniel Garcia, regarding the elimination of the class D uniform option authorized by previous Phoenix Police Chiefs. Garcia insists that his decision is largely predicated upon his belief that the citizens of Phoenix will have an easier time recognizing his officers in the more formal class C uniforms. He has likewise apparently discarded the idea that the less comfortable, significantly less durable class C is as vulnerable to counterfeiting by someone with the resolve to do so as the previously authorized utility uniform. Perhaps the most compelling argument in support of retaining the more practical class D and that seemed to have had little or no effect upon Garcia’s decision, is the scientific and medical evidence that discussed the health risks associated with officers having to manage the increasing weigh and bulk of their uniform equipment around their waists. [see studies ].

California Labor Code Section 3213.2

Ergonomics and safety in law enforcement


Fallen But Never Forgotten

Once again one of Arizona’s law enforcement officers was called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms we so richly cherish. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was killed while a second agent was seriously injured in a border gun battle about 7 miles east of Naco. Agent Ivie was the third Border Patrol Agent killed along the border in the last 5 years. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of both agents.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (Plea) And Sojourner Center Are Joining Hands To Remind The Public That October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sojourner Center workshop September

29th to draw attention to this violent crime


PHOENIX -- Sojourner Center began 35 years ago before Arizona had a Domestic Violence Law. At that time, women were legally still chattel; still the property of their husbands. If some women died because of that law there was no appeal. In 1980 Arizona passed a law making Domestic Violence a felony. Among those speaking today is Mayor Greg Stanton, Joe Clure, President, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) and Connie Phillips, Executive Director, Sojourner Center. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sojourner Center will host a screening of the award-winning film “Telling Amy’s Story” on September 29, followed by a panel discussion and question/answer session with local domestic violence experts. This free community outreach offering will help the public become more aware of what can be done to stem this crime which destroys families and, at times, kills the most innocent among us, children. Call 602.296.3348 for information. For media information, contact Carole V. Bartholomeaux, day of event: 602.628.2666.

“In July Sojourner Center received the largest funding reduction in our history, as the Department of Economic Security changed its funding formula. This eliminated nearly $500,000 we were counting on to provide the services our participants depend on,” Phillips explained. “At our peak three years ago we were sheltering 280 women and children. We still have the facilities for that many, but previous cuts required us to drop to 224. This most recent reduction forced us to temporarily close another 80 beds. No one has been asked to leave, but as women move on, their rooms here will remain dark. Sojourner Center is now half the size it was.”

“PLEA represents rank and file law enforcement officers. These are the men and women who are first on the scene in the case of a Domestic Violence situation. Lack of beds makes the job of protecting Domestic Violence Victims that much harder for our officers,” Clure remarked. “We believe by getting the word out to the public we may be able to help raise the funds to reopen a few more beds at Sojourner Center.”

PLEA President Joe Clure, Connie Phillips, Executive Director, Sojourner Center, And Mayor Greg Stanton Address The Media, 09.25.12
Mayor Stanton Addresses The Media Regarding The Sojourner Center Budget Crisis, 09.25.12
Community leaders Jerry and Donna Neil demonstrate their longstanding support of the Sojourner Center and the important contribution the Center has made to their community and the City of Phoenix

The Passing Of An Arizona Treasure

"The men and women of the Arizona Police Association take a moment to salute the passing of one their own, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever. From those who proudly serve we salute one who PROULDLY served. We honor his service and celebrate his life."

Judicial Watch Protects Police Officers From Goldwater Institute

While the Goldwater Institute attacks Phoenix Police Officers in the pursuit of a political agenda laced with flawed legal premises and easy ear-tickling sound bites, Judicial Watch is protecting those same men and women; the ones who get paid to run to gun fights for the rule of law and the safety of their communities. Judicial Watch understands that Phoenix Police Officers who risk their lives to ensure due process for those whom they work for willingly take lower wages out of their own compensation package to ensure that front-line rank and file first responders have access to due process for themselves too. For over 30 years in a right to work state, the City of Phoenix has recognized the value of uninterrupted police service and the mutual benefit a partnership with their police officers through PLEA provides taxpayers. By means of a voter approved meet and confer process, the City provides compensation to Phoenix Police Officers for the work they do. While the Phoenix Police Department utilizes taxpayer money in assigning over 25 police management employees to investigate all allegations of misconduct against officers, Phoenix Police Officers invest a portion of their own money out of their own total compensation package in 6 PLEA fulltime release positions to make certain that those who risk their lives are treated as fairly as their the community partners they work for. If taxpayers are willing to invest in due process and representation for those accused of crimes, shouldn’t Phoenix Police Officers be allowed to invest their own money, at a cost to themselves, in the same protective premise. With the photos of fallen Phoenix Police Officers killed in the line of duty as a stark reminder, Judicial Watch understands the unique challenges Phoenix Police Officers face in their high risk job that entails deadly use of force, constant life threatening calls for help, and the uncompromising requirement for the proper application of constitutional protections, State law, and Department policy. With this understanding comes Judicial Watch’s effort to maintain contractually agreed upon wages, benefits, and rights (which includes PLEA representation) as found in the current MOU. It appears the Goldwater Institute struggles in making a distinction between the concepts of “gift” and “compensation.” The attached legal document was presented to the court on Thursday September 13, 2012 on behalf of 5 Phoenix Police Officers.

Judicial Watch

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FOX 10 News - Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TVDevice helps Ariz. authorities check prints ...

MyFox Phoenix
Law enforcement agencies across Arizona are taking part in a pilot program, using new tech to quickly identify suspects. It's a portable finger printer the size of a cell phone that allows officers to more easily identify people in the field as opposed ... See all stories on this topic »

Arizona Republicans Look for Softer Immigration Alternatives

Fox News
Among the notable Arizona Republicans calling for a shift are Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a supporter of Senate Bill 1070, the state's tough immigration-enforcement law, and Mesa businessman Bob Worsley, who defeated former state Senate ... See all stories on this topic »

Courage to Call It

Huffington Post
As the Assistant Chief running LAPD's operations under Chief Bratton, I helped lead the LAPD achieve some of the most substantial crime drops in L.A.'s history. As Chief of Police in Mesa, Arizona, I reduced serious crime by 30 percent without a ... See all stories on this topic »

Clueless carjacker foiled by OnStar, Find My iPad

Digital Trends
Detailed on AZFamily as well as Phoenix's Good Morning Arizona today, 31-year old Jasper Stewart was caught by police after a couple forms of digital technology put an end to his joyride in a stolen car. On the morning of September 7, Stewart ... See all stories on this topic »

Northern Arizona University student Jordan A. Murphy-Mahoney killed in hit-and ... (KNXV-TV)
FLAGSTAFF - Authorities say a Northern Arizona University student is dead after a hit-and-run accident in south Flagstaff. Flagstaff police say 21-year-old Jordan A. Murphy-Mahoney was declared dead at the scene of the accident about 11 p.m. Sunday. See all stories on this topic »

Clinton Judge Upholds Law Letting Police Check Immigration Status ...

A Clinton-appointed federal judge has ruled that Arizona can enforce a provision of its immigration control law that allows local police to check the migratory ...

Arizona law
The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand provisions in Arizona's immigration law that could expose police to lawsuits. The court allowed a provision that requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop while enforcing other ...
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Feds finally end probe of controversial Arizona sheriff

Alton Telegraph
In a related case, a federal court judge last Wednesday refused to ban the part of the Arizona immigration law that allows law enforcement officials to ask the immigration status of people stopped for other reasons, thus clearing the way for the most ...
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Proposition would give Arizona governor more power in judge selection

Tucson Citizen
This high-profile opposition includes former state Bar presidents, former chief justices, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Arizona Democratic Party. “It really was a recognition that there were some ...
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New law fails to stem popularity of 'bath salts'

TriValley Central
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona law enforcement leaders say a new state law banning chemicals used in making the synthetic drug known as “bath salts” has had little effect. Police in cities such as Mesa and El Mirage are seeing a rise of people smoking ...
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Police in legal minefield on Ariz. immigration law

San Francisco Chronicle
PHOENIX (AP) — The most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law finally has approval to move forward, surviving a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a heated national debate and two years of state politics. But the practical effect of what critics call ...
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Tequila Party Responds to Recent Supreme Court Decision to Arizona SB 1070

Hispanically Speaking News
Arizona completely lost on the question of 1) undocumented immigrant registration; 2) undocumented immigrant employment; 3) law enforcement officers arresting without a warrant. The 4th provision regarding “papers please” was only narrowly upheld ...
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Judge Rules in Favor of Arizona's 'Show Me Your Papers' Provision

"Today, Arizona is one big step closer to implementing the core provision of SB 1070. I applaud the federal court for siding with the U.S. Supreme Court in refusing to block the most critical section of this law, which will empower state and local law ...
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Judge Permits Law Requiring Arizona Police to Inquire - FedSoc Blog

The official blog of The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

Ariz. immigration law a legal minefield for police –

Since overwhelmingly passing Arizona's Republican-controlled Legislature in 2010, the immigration law has been fiercely challenged in court.



Arizona Republic

The driver of a Ford Mustang was pinned in his car in west Phoenix, the victim of a fatal collision with a driver police suspect was impaired. A Phoenix police sergeant used the latest technological advancement in law enforcement, a MorphoIDent, which ... See all stories on this topic »

Feds close criminal investigation on Sheriff Joe

Police News
"I've been in law enforcement for 50 years. Nothing surprises me. But I know my people did the right thing," said the 80-year-old Arpaio, who is running for a sixth term as sheriff in Arizona's most populous county. "I'm just happy for my organization ... See all stories on this topic »

Police: Mesa school locked down after parent calls 911, lobs gun threats

East Valley Tribune
Mesa police are considering charges against a man they say called 911 Thursday and made threats against people attending a curriculum night at Mesa's Las Sendas Elementary School. According to police, the man said he had a high-powered rifle, that he ... See all stories on this topic »

TRUST Act Breaks Through in California

Huffington Post (blog)
Last Friday the California State Assembly passed the TRUST Act. Also called the "anti-Arizona immigration law" by some, it would limit California law enforcement's cooperation with the federal Secure Communities program (SCOMM). The bill is now on its ... See all stories on this topic »

National effort to curb drinking and driving over Labor Day holiday

Eastern Arizona Courier
Together with law enforcement, we can put an end to the 100 percent preventable deaths and injuries caused by drunk driving." In Arizona, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is footing the bill for a statewide Labor Day weekend DUI enforcement. See all stories on this topic »

Problems for medical marijuana patients cropping up

First, there's the portion of the law that requires the Arizona Department of Health to keep a database of everyone who has a medical marijuana card. “The language of the law requires us to maintain this database so law enforcement and employers can ... See all stories on this topic »

Immigration bill divides California sheriffs

San Francisco Chronicle
Supporters tout it as a counter to harsh state immigration laws like the one in Arizona that encouraged local law enforcement to act as immigration enforcement agents. Brown, who supported Secure Communities when he was state attorney general, hasn't ... See all stories on this topic »

Arizona Winery Gives Back, Supports Local Students, Crowns Grape Stomping ...

TippNews DAILY
31, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the foundation of the Arizona Wine Industry, the Harvesting of the Vine Fine Wine Festival has awarded scholarships and helped to fund local law enforcement programs such as DARE. According to The Village ... See all stories on this topic »

Georgia pushes for ID checks after Arizona decision |

Last month, the Supreme Court sustained a key part of Arizona's statute. Nicknamed the "show-me-your-papers law" by critics, it requires police to determine the ...

Yuma PD: 6-year-old found Ariz. police chief's gun; chief could face ...

YUMA, Ariz. -- An Arizona police chief could be facing charges of endangerment after a 6-year-old allegedly got hold of his gun. The Yuma Police Department is investigating the allegations against Cocopah Tribal Police Chief James Spurgeon. According ... See all stories on this topic »

Brewer: Obama Pandering, Race-Baiting For Latino Vote

Her state's controversial law, SB 1070, was criticized by many as a facilitator of racial profiling. During her 2010 campaign, Brewer sought to link crime with illegal immigration by alleging that law enforcement had found decapitated bodies in the ... See all stories on this topic »

2 suspected drug smugglers try to out run police

KPHO Phoenix
Officers with the Casa Grande Police Department said the driver of the pick-up truck, Roberto Chavez-Rojas, 34, had a federal warrant for a probation violation for illegal re-entry into the U.S. His passenger was identified as 48-year-old Paz Olivas ... See all stories on this topic »

GOP Endorses Arizona-Style Immigration Policies (blog)
This policy means that SB 1070, the Arizona bill that allows law enforcement to ask for papers from anyone they stop in Arizona, often based on racial stereotypes and discrimination, would be given free reign. Arizona Central points out that this past ... See all stories on this topic »

Mexican cops detained in shooting of US government employees that highlights ...

Greenfield Daily Reporter
A judge ruled Monday that the 12 police officers accused of opening fire on a U.S. embassy vehicle and wounding two embassy employees should remain in detention in an incident that has roiled U.S./Mexican relations and drawn fresh attention to serious ... See all stories on this topic »

Carrizo man charged with armed robbery

White Mountain Independent
Even though the simulated pistol used in the robbery was a BB gun, it is still considered a deadly weapon by law enforcement. Jimenez has a prior conviction for armed robbery for which he has spent time in the Arizona Department of Corrections. The ... See all stories on this topic »

Ariz. DPS investigation Quartzsite's police chief for undisclosed reasons

The Republic
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has launched an investigation into Quartzsite's police chief but state officials aren't saying why. KSAZ-TV reports ( that the investigation comes after a request by the town leaders for a ... See all stories on this topic »

PD: Shannon's Law to apply to student who fired shots

KPHO Phoenix
A 13-year-old student who allegedly fired several shots near Maurice C. Cash Elementary School early Monday afternoon will be charged under Arizona Shannon's Law for disrupting an educational institution, police said. No one was hurt in the shooting, ... See all stories on this topic »

Chevy Impala Recall

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio meets with Arizona Police Association Directors

Mesa police: Man says God wanted him to smoke crack

Tucson Citizen
A man is accused of smoking crack cocaine outside of a Mesa apartment complex on Monday, reportedly claiming that was what God wanted him to do, police said. Stanley Hall, 55, was seen smoking and sitting between two cars in the Pennytree Apartments ...
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Mesa police: Man accused of throwing bike at girlfriend at Safeway

Tucson Citizen
A man is accused of throwing a mountain bike at a woman, who is believed to be his girlfriend, outside a Mesa grocery store on Tuesday, police said. Brian Kirby, 31, was seen fighting with the woman outside Safeway near University Drive and Lindsay Road ...
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Mesa police investigating 3 vehicle fires

Tucson Citizen
Mesa police are seeking a man accused of setting three vehicles ablaze within an hour on June 24, police said. The fires occurred at about 11 p.m. near Broadway Road and Country Club Drive, outside Pet Club near Main Street and Country Club Drive, and ...
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Union opposes Phoenix PD uniform policy change

KPHO Phoenix
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, PLEA, the union which represents the bulk of Phoenix officers, is not happy about the uniform policy change.

Two Drug Tunnels Found Under US-Mexico Border

RTT News
According to DEA figures, some 89 such cross-border tunnels have been discovered in the state of Arizona and 50 in California since 1990. Police from both sides of the border say such tunnels are typically used for smuggling drugs and illegal migrants ... See all stories on this topic »

Krysten Sinema, Arizona Congressional Candidate, Accused Of Supporting ...

Huffington Post
"At the same time, I remain concerned about the practical impact of the remaining provision of the Arizona law that requires local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they even suspect to be here illegally. I agree with ... See all stories on this topic »

Police find drug tunnel under US-Mexico border

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police have discovered a sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel the length of two football fields running beneath the Arizona border with Mexico, and arrested three suspects, authorities. See all stories on this topic »

Why Arizona's Immigration Law Debate Matters to Indian Americans

India West
All justices agreed, however, to uphold the portion of the law allowing Arizona state police to investigate the immigration status of an individual if there is reasonable suspicion that individual is in the country illegally. Critics — particularly ... See all stories on this topic »

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the anti-immigrant hate group behind draconian immigration enforcement laws in Arizona, Alabama and elsewhere, appears to have misled law enforcement officers about a training program it's ... See all stories on this topic »

12 police officers patrolled Paradise Valley schools in '11-12

Arizona Republic
12 police officers patrolled Paradise Valley schools in '11-12, The Paradise Valley Unified School District had 12 police officers on its campuses this past school year - up from four officers during the previous year - in response to principals ...
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Lawsuit seeks to block enforcement of new Ariz. law's setting of earlier ...

The Republic
PHOENIX - Abortion-rights groups went to court Thursday to try to block a new Arizona law's general ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy. See all stories on this topic »

ELECTION 2012: Seven men - but only one can be Pinal's sheriff

TriValley Central
“I will honor the office and never place my personal life in a manner that would bring repugnance and shame upon the office and the very badge that is worn by all law enforcement throughout the state of Arizona,” he said. Arnson accused Babeu of ... See all stories on this topic »

Drug cartels getting crafty

TriValley Central
The latest Arizona tunnel was discovered after state police pulled over a man who had 39 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle and mentioned the strip mall. The tunnel was found beneath a water tank in a storage room and stretched across the border ...
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Bucket List Robber wanted in four states, including Utah

ROY — A man who robbed banks in Roy and Pocatello on July 6 is also a suspect in bank heists in Colorado and Arizona in June, police say.The man rob... See all stories on this topic »

Tag: Arizona cops and law enforcement get behind independent ...

AZCOPS joined the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA) to announce their combined endorsement of Mike Stauffer for Maricopa County Sheriff.


Mesa Police Department

Nogales International
Since last year, the Mesa Police Department has required that 911 dispatchers tell callers to perform hands-only CPR on some cardiac arrest victims and to walk them through the process. The change is believed to have already saved lives.
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Woman accused of chest-bumping Mesa police officer

Tucson Citizen
Woman accused of chest-bumping Mesa police officer - News from The Arizona Republic.
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Arizona Police Bust The Biggest Counterfeit Coupon Ring Ever

Business Insider
Early Tuesday morning, local law enforcement raided four Phoenix, Ariz. properties and arrested three women accused of running the largest counterfeit coupon ring in the country. During the bust, investigators also uncovered more than $25 million worth ... See all stories on this topic »

Missing VC woman located in Arizona

Jamestown Sun
A Valley City woman missing for nearly a week has been located in Arizona, according to Fred Thompson, Valley City police chief. Amber Glatt, 22, was reported missing on the evening of July 4 by her boyfriend, Andy Mushet. Glatt has had a brain injury ... See all stories on this topic »

Eric Holder: Arizona voting law emits race-based 'cloud of suspicion'

Washington Post
Addressing the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said despite the Supreme Court's ruling striking down most of Arizona's voter ID law, he remains wary of the provision that allows local law enforcement to ... See all stories on this topic »

Status of SC Immigration Law Unclear
The U.S. Supreme Court's June 25 ruling on Arizona's immigration law appeared to uphold part of a related South Carolina law -- a requirement allowing police to check the immigration status of people stopped for traffic offenses or other reasons. See all stories on this topic »

ICE Chief: AZ Immigration Enforcement Program Was 'Not a Good ...

The landmark decision deemed most of SB 1070's provisions unconstitutional, but upheld the provision allowing Arizona law enforcement to request ...

Arizona Drug Ring Busted | Fronteras Desk

Law enforcement seized three tons of marijuana in their efforts to dismantle an ... PHOENIX — Law enforcement agencies in Arizona say they have shut down a ...


Georgia pushes for ID checks after Arizona decision

Boston Herald
Georgia police should be allowed to start enforcing key parts of the state's anti-illegal immigration law -- including checking the immigration status of certain suspects -- now that the U.S. Supreme Court has sustained a similar statute in Arizona ... See all stories on this topic »

Poll: Voters want Arizona-style immigration laws for their states

Washington Times
After the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's law allowing police to check immigration status of those they stop in the course of their duties, an overwhelming majority of Americans say they want to see their own states enact the same kinds of laws. See all stories on this topic »

States do have a say in immigration policy

Washington Times
That provision allows Arizona law enforcement personnel, once they've arrested someone, to check the suspect's immigration status if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that he is in the country illegally. But checking the immigration status of ... See all stories on this topic »

Judge keeps South Carolina immigration law on hold after Arizona ruling

That means South Carolina still cannot enforce a provision requiring police to check the immigration status of people they stop. The U.S. Supreme Court last month upheld that controversial aspect of a similar law in Arizona. U.S. District Judge Richard ... See all stories on this topic »

Snowflake/Taylor Police Report - July 10, 2012

White Mountain Independent
Police on West Seventh South Street in Snowflake at approximately 9:33 p.m., cited and released Jose Antonio Robles-Gonzales, 35, of Snowflake, charged with driving without an Arizona driver's license. — Police in the vicinity of the McDonald's ... See all stories on this topic »

Eric Holder: Border agent Terry's suspected killers indictment unsealed
However, many law enforcement officers believe this is merely a rehashed news story to attempt to sway Americans into believing the Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder case is a priority for President Barack Obama and his embattled Attorney ... See all stories on this topic »

DEA and Tempe Police Announce Results of - Department of Justice

July 6 – (Phoenix, AZ) - DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman and Tempe Police Department Chief of Police Tom Ryff along with Arizona Attorney ...

Mesa Police arrest known gang member

MyFox Phoenix
Mesa Police say they've arrested a known gang member who tried to headbutt a police officer.
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Man accused in high-speed police chase

Mesa police: Man accused in high-speed police chase, Car hit speeds of more than 90 mph, ran a red light and narrowly missed many other vehicles, police say.
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Glendale Police Department addresses SB 1070's court ruling

Glendale Police Department addresses SB 1070's court ruling, The Glendale Police Department, like other agencies across Arizona, is looking to their legal advisers and state law enforcement officials for guidance on how Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ... See all stories on this topic »

DPS director discusses impacts of SB 1070 decision

Tucson Citizen
Seven law-enforcement agencies in Arizona operated under agreements with the federal government that gave specially trained officers the authority to act as immigration agents. President Barack Obama's administration rescinded those agreements on June ... See all stories on this topic »

Produce work crews eye court rulings warily

Western Farm Press
While striking down three provisions in the Arizona law – all immigrants must obtain or carry immigration registration papers; law enforcement can arrest suspected undocumented workers without a warrant; it is a crime for the undocumented to seek, or ... See all stories on this topic »

After Supreme Court Ruling on SB 1070, Phoenix Lawyers Warn of Ongoing ... (press release)
The court, while striking down three provisions of SB 1070, upheld one provision of the Arizona law which gives law enforcement authority to investigate and question a person about their immigration status during a lawful stop if they have 'reasonable ... See all stories on this topic »

Arizona Immigration Law: Local Police Step Up Immigration ...

Huffington Post
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- State and local police across the country didn't need the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona's "show me your papers" ...
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Arizona police see "difficulties" enforcing immigration law

PHOENIX (Reuters) - For Arizona sheriff Antonio Estrada, enforcing a state law that requires officers to determine the immigration status of people they stop and ...
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Local police step up immigration enforcement

CBS News
State and local police across the country didn't need the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law to begin turning ...
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Police policy on immigrants a patchwork across California

San Jose Mercury News
Even before Supreme Court s ruling on Arizona law, police in California had widely different approaches to handling illegal immigrants.
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Uncertainty in Arizona over enforcement of "show your papers"

Fox News
The question on the minds of Arizona immigrants Tuesday was how law enforcement agencies will enforce the state's "show your papers" policy now that the ...
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Will Arizona Police Ask To 'Show Your Papers'?

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a provision of the Arizona immigration law known as "show me your papers." The law instructs law enforcement ...
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agencies prepare to enforce SB 1070

Arizona Republic
The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited decision on Arizona's immigration law means police agencies around the state can finally start to clearly define what the ...
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Arizona's 'show-me-your-papers' law rolls out a day after Supreme ...

"Just for my agency, it will be a huge workload, just making the calls and waiting for a response on what to do," the police chief of Arizona's second-largest city ...
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Arizona Starts Implementing “Papers Please” Law | FDL News Desk

By David Dayen
Arizona tells police officers to look for specific signs that indicate they should ask for immigration papers when stopping a person. These signals include lack of a license, driving a car with foreign plates, difficulty speaking English and seeming ...

Silver Lining: AZ Can Only Enforce 'Papers Please' Law With ...

By Susie Madrak
This is certainly a silver lining. Despite SCOTUS upholding the 'your papers, please' provision in the Arizona immigration law, in practical application, it means the Department of Homeland Security can keep Arizona law enforcement on a very ...
Crooks and Liars

On House Floor, Rep. Luis Gutierrez Rails Against AZ Law With 'Guess

By Meenal Vamburkar
Sarcastically commending Arizona law enforcement for being able to discern undocumented immigrants not by their looks, Gutierrez said, “Maybe with practice we can all become like Arizona politicians and police officers who are able to ...

Ariz. congressmen: Administration has declared war against Arizona

By Caroline May
Three Arizona congressmen are calling on ICE Director John Morton to reconsider the decision to end agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies.
The Daily Caller

Where court went wrong in Arizona case | The Salt Lake Tribune

That section directs Arizona law-enforcement officers to investigate a person's immigration status if, during a lawful stop, they have reasonable suspicion that the individual is in the U.S. unlawfully. The provision, Section 2B, specifically ...
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Arizona police see "difficulties" enforcing immigration law - Yahoo ...

From Yahoo! News: PHOENIX (Reuters) - For Arizona sheriff Antonio Estrada, enforcing a state law that requires officers to determine the immigration status of ...

DHS Directed Not to Assist AZ Police to Enforce Immigration Law ...

A Department of Homeland Security official released the following information on Monday afternoon, regarding steps taken to respond to the Supreme Court's ...

Mesa police arrest woman for car burglary, leaving the scene (KNXV-TV)
A woman is in custody after being suspected of a vehicle burglary that took place Monday night in Mesa.
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Mesa police seek cigarette theft suspects

Mesa police seek cigarette theft suspects, Mesa police are searching for three men accused of stealing multiple cigarette cartons from a Circle K on Monday, ...
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Police look for suspects who stole cigarettes from Mesa Circle K (KNXV-TV)
Police are looking for three male suspects who robbed a Circle K store in Mesa.
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Mesa police identify body found in a city canal

Authorities have identified the body of a man found in a Mesa canal.
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Law enforcement restricts media wildfire coverage

Arizona Daily Sun
Reporters covering northern Colorado's massive wildfire cannot enter areas that have been evacuated _ an unusual restriction even for this.
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Computers to help limit sale of meth ingredients

Tucson Citizen
In Arizona, law-enforcement agencies seized 1600 pounds of methamphetamine last year, said Elizabeth Kempshall, executive director of the Arizona High ...
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Mary Sanchez: Supreme Court aside, federal government needs to ...

Arizona v. United States is a showdown between a state and the federal government over which can make and enforce immigration law.
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Is Arizona the Worst Place in the Country to Be a Latina?

Huffington Post (blog)
Arizona is one-third Latina, yet has led the charge against our communities by entertaining a parade of dangerous policies and law enforcement practices laced ...
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Multi-agency OUI checkpoints slated for Operation Dry Water

The Cerbat Gem
PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be part of a ... “However, the good news is that every watercraft law enforcement agency works together ...
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Casa Grande Police Log, 6/19/12

TriValley Central
Police say their boys also were cited for curfew violation. .... Member of the Arizona Newspapers Association, Newspaper Association of America and National ...
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Tucson police plan major hiring spree in next year

Arizona Daily Star
The Tucson Police Department hopes to hire dozens of officers by next summer, increasing its ranks after losing numerous positions to budget cuts and attrition.
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Law enforcement restricts media wildfire coverage

The Associated Press
Law enforcement holds the upper hand, said Kelly McBride, who studies ... In Arizona, the incident commander in charge of the firefighting effort has the final say ...
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Arizona Leads the Nation in Youth Binge Drinking and Drug Use ...

PR Web (press release)
Recent CDC survey reveals alarming statistics in Arizona related to drug and ... to increase efforts in education, prevention, treatment, and law enforcement." ...
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ACLU warns against 'rogue' enforcement of immigration law

Verde Independent
The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona ... "Any law enforcement agency that attempts to enforce the enjoined provisions of SB 1070 before those ...
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Parents faced recent neglect allegations in Illinois before police ...

Lawrence Journal World
Police say the Gomez family had driven from Northlake, Ill., attempting to make it to Arizona, but after experiencing vehicle problems on Interstate 70 Monday ...
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Obama move complicates Arizona immigration law, Brewer says

Prescott Daily Courier
Brewer said the change muddies the waters for implementing the Arizona immigration enforcement law because people covered by the new federal policy can ...
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Teenagers get preview of law-enforcement jobs in Surprise

Tucson Citizen
A group of teenagers stood in a vacant parking lot in Surprise talking about pepper sprays available on the Internet. But these teens weren't planning anything ...
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President eases enforcement of immigration law

The Hour
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama suddenly eased enforcement of the ... decision on Arizona's tough 2010 immigration law that, among other things, ...
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Candidate letter, Millsaps

TriValley Central
Former Pinal County Sheriff Roger Vanderpool was quoted in the Arizona Daily ... In all likelihood my career in law enforcement outweighs Babeu's experience ...
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Ariz. gov. orders training ahead of court decision | Fox News

Arizona's governor on Tuesday ordered a state board to redistribute a training video on the state's controversial immigration law to all law enforcement agencies.

Arizona preps for SB 1070 ruling | Need to Know | PBS

Jan Brewer has updated her instructions on how Arizona law enforcement must be trained to implement the 2010 state law aimed at illegal immigrants.

Arizona Rangers Plan Ongoing Relationship with CVPD and YCSO

Prescott eNews
Captain Dave Kyburz, of the Lonesome Valley Arizona Rangers met, in separate meetings, with Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Masher, Interim Police Chief, Chuck Wynn and Commander Mark Garcia of the Chino Valley Police Department. See all stories on this topic »

Police: Ohio boy reports dad stabbed, killed mom

A central Ohio man killed his ex-wife outside an apartment when she arrived to pick up their two children, and their 13-year-old son called an emergency dispatcher to report the stabbing, police said. A central Ohio man killed his ex-wife outside an ... See all stories on this topic »

Pentagon halts program supplying police agencies

Washington Post
Only New Hampshire didn't get a letter; State Police Maj. Russ Conte, the state's liaison for the surplus program, said his office had completed an accounting of the equipment it has received. The Arizona Republic reported last month that the Pinal ... See all stories on this topic »

Special election in Ariz. to replace Giffords

A New York Police Department officer has been indicted in the shooting in February of an unarmed man who was pursued into his Bronx home amid a crackdown on street corner drug dealing, according to a law enforcement official. A New York Police ... See all stories on this topic »

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, SportsCommerce secretary Bryson taking ...

Alabama's News Leader
Gabrielle Giffords will help push her hand-picked successor to victory in a special congressional election in Arizona..... See all stories on this topic »

Northern Arizona Shooting Range set to open July 7

Arizona Daily Sun
A shooting range southeast of Flagstaff will open to the public on July 7, offering sporting clay shoots, women-only events, hunter education and training for law enforcement. The Northern Arizona Shooting Range is partly completed at a cost of roughly ... See all stories on this topic »

Pension woes

Arizona Daily Sun
The rates the city has been paying for police officers will double in the next fiscal year compared to FY2008. The pension rate for firefighters nearly doubled over the same period, increasing from 20.7 percent of the firefighter payroll to 37.8 ... See all stories on this topic »

Police Search For Shooting Suspect

Alabama's News Leader
We have been at the scene all night watching and waitingMore >> Police in Montgomery have a house on Barons Court surrounded right now. They have also evacuated neighboring streets. Police responded to the area when a homeowner called 911 saying ... See all stories on this topic »

Three things to know as Supreme Court prepares to issue SB 1070 ...

By Leslie Berestein Rojas
Under the provision, Arizona law enforcement officers may arrest lawfully present immigrants for crimes committed outside the state, or for crimes for which they were previously incarcerated, if the commission of such a crime is grounds for ... Multi-American

KCSG Television - Arizona to Pay Mohave County Sheriff to Patrol ...

Arizona law enforcement officers remove items from the fire department in Colorado City, Arizona in April 2010. (AP photo/George Frey). slideshow. ( Phoenix ...

Arizona Rangers Plan Ongoing Relationship with CVPD and YCSO

Law enforcement agency volunteers collaborate. Captain Dave Kyburz, of the Lonesome Valley Arizona Rangers met, in separate meetings, with Yavapai Cou. ..

Police: Mesa woman stabs husband during argument

Tucson Citizen
11, 2012, under Arizona Republic News A Mesa woman was accused of stabbing her husband after an argument about a “Cosmopolitan” magazine quiz as well as their ex-lovers Sunday, Mesa police said. Noelle Clough, 22, was drinking with her husband around ... See all stories on this topic »

Mesa motorist accused of meth possession

11, 2012 03:33 PM A Mesa man was accused of driving high on methamphetamine Sunday with over 55 grams of the drug in his backseat, Mesa police said. Arturo Garcia, 39, was driving 12 miles over the speed limit near Gilbert and Warner roads in Gilbert ... See all stories on this topic »

Mesa bar bouncer stabs patron at bar

Tucson Citizen
11, 2012, under Arizona Republic News A bouncer was accused of stabbing a man outside a Mesa bar Sunday and puncturing his lung, Mesa police said. Carl Miller, 37, was working at Cactus Moon Bar near Dobson Road and Southern Avenue when a fight broke ... See all stories on this topic »

Mesa man accused of beating girlfriend

Nicholas Edwards, 39, got into an argument with his girlfriend around 9 pm at their home near Dobson and Baseline roads in Mesa, police said. Edwards, apparently upset with his girlfriend's drug use and bank statements with motel-room charges, ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Mesa man accused of having meth, switching bike price tags

5, 2012 11:22 AM A Mesa man was accused Monday of possessing methamphetamine, a fake ID and a flare gun after he was seen switching price tags on a store bicycle, according to Mesa police. Levi Adams, 30, was at a Walmart near Stapley Drive and ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Mesa police: Man on 'bath salts' accused in assault with a fire extinguisher ...

Nathan Ritchey, 27, grabbed a fire extinguisher and walked into a pre-operation prep room at Banner Desert Medical Center near Dobson Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa, police said. He then attempted to get into an operating room, but nurses tricked him ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Mesa traffic stop leads to arrest of suspected meth dealer

Tucson Citizen
04, 2012, under Arizona Republic News A man carrying nearly $1800 cash was arrested Friday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine, according to Mesa police reports. Rigoberto Zazueta, 20, was pulled over during a traffic stop around 10 am Friday near ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Mesa mother accused in swimsuit theft, assault

Tucson Citizen
The security guard tackled her and then was bitten on the arm by Arzapalo, according to police. She was handcuffed by mall security and taken into custody by Mesa police. Arzapalo said she shoplifted the swimsuit because she needed it for her ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Mesa police: Man accused of fraud with fake oxycodone prescription

Tucson Citizen
Mitchell Climons, 46, gave the prescription to a pharmacist at Safeway near University Drive and Lindsay Road in Mesa, police said. Climons told police he met a man at a Jack in the Box who said he would give him a prescription for a medical condition ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Mesa police search for pizza place robber

East Valley Tribune
Police are searching for a man who robbed a Mesa Little Caesars Pizza located at 1118 N. Recker Road Saturday. The suspect entered the restaurant and brought a soda up to the cashier. After he handed the cashier money and the register was open, ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Mesa Officers support Sergeant in off-duty Scottsdale road rage ...

Courtesy of the Mesa Police Association. Updated May 31, 2012 at 06:11PM. On December 18, 2011, an off-duty Mesa Sergeant was driving to an urgent care ...

Phoenix police shoot dead man in city-park confrontation

Tucson Citizen
04, 2012, under Arizona Republic News Two Phoenix police officers shot and killed a man outside a city pool Monday afternoon after the man threatened the officers and nearby residents with a baseball bat. The man was pronounced dead in the area of the ... See all stories on this topic >>>

U.S. officials say 5 bodies found in Arizona vehicle may have been cartel hostages

Boston Herald
WASHINGTON -- Federal law enforcement officials theorize that five people found dead in a burned-out vehicle in southern Arizona were hostages killed by a Mexican drug cartel and that their deaths last weekend could mark another example of violence ... See all stories on this topic >>>

5 bodies found in Ariz may be latest drug violence

Huffington Post
AMANDA LEE MYERS | June 5, 2012 04:43 AM EST | AP PHOENIX — In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the US-Mexico border, Arizona authorities found a car ablaze with five bodies burned beyond ... See all stories on this topic >>>

5 burned bodies in Arizona desert border violence?

The Seattle Times
"But the surest way to attract enormous amounts of law enforcement interest is to kill five people and burn their bodies in downtown Phoenix. They're not that stupid." George McCubbin, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the agency's union ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Vets Say Marijuana Eases PTSD

WFMY News 2
But the federal government has sent mixed messages about its stance on the issue, with law enforcement opposing states' programs and VA medical staff allowing participation. Medical experts disagree on whether the drug helps or hurts veterans. See all stories on this topic >>>

Tomorrow: 3 stories to watch in Arizona (KNXV-TV)
The Arizona Department of Public Safety will inspect commercial vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2012, an international law enforcement effort throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. State efforts will focus on I-40 west of Flagstaff June 5-7. See all stories on this topic >>>















The APA gives its endorsement to Secretary of State candidate Michele Reagan

The APA gives its endorsement of Mesa City Council candidate Kevin Thompson.


Executive Director Levi Bolton had his first meeting with the new President of AACOP (Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police) and Chief of Apache Junction Police Department Jerald Monahan. Also present was AACOP Executive Board member Surprise Police Chief Michael Frazier. AACOP Lobbyist and Attorney John Thomas completed the group as they discussed future legislative topics and their collective desire to foster a new era of communication as they pertain to challenges that are likely to face the law enforcement community this session.

Did you Know?

It’s that time again to exercise one of our most precious freedoms as Americans- your right to vote. Often the question comes up as to how in the world do I cast a vote on that laundry list of Judges that comes with the host of other governmental candidates? Did you know -that there is actually a website that you can become an informed voter as it pertains to Judicial performance of our Arizona Judges? “Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review -

APA takes their message directly to the voters


Farewell to a community icon

On September 18th in the offices of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, PLEA, its officers, community leaders and elected officials will say farewell to retiring founder of Citizens for Phoenix [formerly Require the Prior], Ann Malone. This tireless energetic homemaker and mother of seven found the time to take on issues within her community and decided that change takes more than conversation. A consummate organizer and dynamic personality Ann has boldly taken on tough problems and refused to accept the notion that “well it’s always been that way, who are we to change it.” Ann has a special place in her heart for “her cops” and along with her best friend and husband, a champion in his own right, Mike Malone, attended meetings, sat on committees, hosted fundraisers and raised awareness within their community and the state of Arizona. Through the magic of networking Ann demonstrated the power of relationships and the importance of a vote. This farewell tribute is open to community leaders, legislators and law enforcement. The celebration begins at 11:30 and due to limited space the list of invitees had to be restricted.

Arizona's personnel reform bill: Highway Patrol employees start educational

Sonoran News

During recent Senate and House Committees, the members of the Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) heard misconceptions about the similarities between how private business and police operate. In response, AHPA members and their families are ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Proposed bill would redefine 'intersection' for Arizona drivers

Verde Independent

Frank Antenori, R-Tucson, who has waged a campaign against all forms of photo enforcement for years. Under Arizona law, an intersection is defined as an area within what would be imaginary lines extended from each curb.  That creates a box, ... See all stories on this topic >>>

Law enforcement seeks suspects in shooting of 6 wild burros

Arizona Bill to Tow Vehicles of Drivers Without Liability Defeated

Arizona lawmakers advance states' rights bills

Mohave Valley News

Legislators cite the lawsuits over the federal health care overhaul and Arizona's immigration law as two cases where the state is fighting federal overreach and gaining traction. Both cases are set for rulings by the US Supreme Court.
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Law enforcement not the place for political ideology
By Guest Opinion
Published: March 16, 2012 at 7:54 am

Most people would agree that the world of law enforcement is not the place for strident political agendas. So when an ideological organization whose lobbying activities are being challenged by the secretary of state starts pushing for changes that affect front line police officers, the law enforcement community stands up and takes notice.

The Goldwater Institute-promoted SB1064 — attractively, yet misleadingly titled the “Freedom Bill” — opens the door to privatizing law enforcement. The measure, designed by people who don’t have to enforce it, without the input of the people who do, will lead to law enforcement micromanagement. Last week, the legislation was wisely rejected by the Senate Rules Committee.

As defined by the Goldwater Institute, freedom apparently consists of getting rid of criminal penalties and limiting funding for police. The organization supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use and opposes using the forfeiture of assets from drug and human smuggling cartels to pay for police operations.

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Arizona Gov. Brewer Blasts Feds on Immigration at Border Expo

Fox News

Speaking to a room of law enforcement officers and those in the border technology industry on Tuesday, Brewer said the immigration issue isn't about hate or skin color, as her critics say - it's about securing the border and keeping Americans safe.

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Arizona House Votes To Repeal Gun-Free School Zones

Huffington Post

Arizona law does allow for guns to be carried into school buildings by law enforcement and for legitimate purposes. The existing gun-free school zone law allows unloaded guns in the zone, along with guns secured in a lockbox. State Rep.

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In Arizona, immigration decline tied to drop in crime

Chandler police training ensures officers stay certified


In order to remain certified with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, Arizona police officers must undergo from 10 to 20 hours of annual training. Their education ranges from learning about national crime trends and understanding ...

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Calif. shooting latest woe for immigration agency

Arizona Daily Sun
( AP Photo/Nick Ut) The deadly office shooting in California involving a federal immigrations supervisor and a special agent is the latest mark against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the law enforcement agency created after the 2001 terror ...  See all stories on this topic >>>

Utah legislation could disband polygamous police

TriValley Central
By JENNIFER DOBNER and JOSH LOFTIN AP SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah senator is proposing legislation that could disband the police department that serves the Utah-Arizona border towns dominated by followers of polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs. Sen. See all stories on this topic >>>

Phoenix has seven candidates for police chief

Arizona Republic
The new police chief will fill the job former Public Safety Manager Jack Harris left in April. Harris retired after city management sidelined him from ... See all stories on this topic >>>