HUGE Victory- MPA Representatives Allowed to Give Statements

May 11, 2009

In a huge victory for all Mesa Officers and employees, the Mesa Police Association has pushed for and obtained a rule change that will benefit all Police employees. Beginning July 1, 2009, employees will be allowed representatives at ALL Police Department boards and hearings, and the REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE ALLOWED TO GIVE A CLOSING/SUMMARY STATEMENT […]

IMPORTANT! Legislative Alert – Arizona HB 2636

May 7, 2009

APA Members, Yesterday in the House Appropriations Committee, House Bill 2636 received a Do Pass recommendation.  This budget bill is a concern to us because of the language contained in Section 11 of the bill.  That language would cause an increase to the employee contribution for members of PSPRS and CORP.  The proposed employee contribution […]

Salary and Merit Updates

May 7, 2009

We are still pushing for restoration of our Officer’s salaries.  Mesa city management has promised to make it a priority and do another salary survey.  The MPA will verify the city’s survey and ensure the numbers add up. For those of you that don’t know, merit raises have been frozen effective July 1, 2009, until […]

MPA Get Off Duty for ONLY Mesa Officers

May 7, 2009

We had complaints that non-Mesa city police were working off duty in Mesa.  MPA brought this to the attention of the council and management. City management has agreed that all Mesa departments, construction and traffic jobs should use Mesa Officers first. Department heads and managers are now being notified of this change.  We are still […]

NAPO Again Only Rank-and-File Group in Nation Invited to Speak at Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit

May 6, 2009

Washington, D.C.:  On Monday, April 20, 2009, NAPO was honored to attend the first National Law Enforcement Summit called by United States Attorney General Eric Holder.  The meeting was held at the United States Department of Justice Kennedy Building in Washington, D.C.  More than 70 leaders of State, Local, Federal and Tribal police were in […]

“Suicide by Cop” Responsible for 1/3 of Officer Involved Shootings

May 5, 2009

“Suicide by Cop” Responsible for 1/3 of Officer Involved Shootings According to the Journal of Forensic Sciences.  Mesa Police know firsthand with their experiences from the last year…   (Mesa, AZ) – Mesa’s SWAT team was sent out to three incidents within a year where “Suicide by Cop” (SBC) was the goal of a person […]

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