AR15 Style Rifles

February 23, 2009

From the proposal of the MPA, staff recently authorized the use of personally owned AR15 style rifles. Officers interested in using their own rifles must successfully complete a 40 hour rifle school prior to deploying with their rifle. The next rifle school is scheduled for April 7th thru 10th and is limited to 16 students. […]

February Newsletter

February 9, 2009

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MPA Pays for Ballot Arguments for Proposition 300

February 5, 2009

Only the MPA believed strongly enough to pay it’s own way when submitting ballot arguments for proposition 300. The MPA Board felt it important to convey the fact that MPA investigated this proposal independently and concluded on its own, prop. 300 is what is in the best interests of Mesa citizens, the city, and membership. […]

Op-in Editorial-Donning & Doffing

February 3, 2009

Ready for Action-Groundbreaking Change in Operations for Police By Sgt. Fabian Cota President, Mesa Police Association When firemen are outside of their fire stations cleaning their trucks, preparing the hoses and equipment for the next fire, playing Frisbee in the park, do you ever wonder if they are on the clock and being paid?  Yes […]

MPA Saves 40 Mesa Police Jobs

February 2, 2009

As economic disaster loomed in the back drop, the City Manager had every intention of laying off 40 sworn Officer positions on Jan 5, 2009. The department had already conducted its research and exercises slicing into economic divisions, the department’s personnel, equipment and support staff. Slated to go on the chopping block were all 18 […]