Don’t Beleive Stimulus Hype

July 29, 2009

No New Officers Don’t fall for all the hype. No new Officers will be hired with any stimulus money. If you recall earlier in the year, the MPA saved the jobs of 40 Mesa Officers, who were slated to be laid off by City Manager Chris Brady. After our involvement, the City Manager decided to […]

MPA at Taser International Conference

July 27, 2009

Some MPA members were at Taser’s International Conference July 27th for the introduction of their new product – X3 and continuing education on AXON and evidence.com.  X3 is a fascinating new product that is capable of firing three shots at different target.  It also records every time the Taser is deployed, measures if it was […]

Many thanks to those who supported Mark Kelly’s fundraiser

July 26, 2009

MPA sends a special thanks to all those involved in the wonderful fundraiser for Mark Kelly.  Kelly is truly a hero, off and on the streets.  The Officer Assistance Fund will continue to be there for him and his family. Read some of the media coverage: Arizona Republic EV Tribune Read thanks from the department: […]

NAPO’s letter regarding Obama’s remarks on Cambridge Police incident

July 24, 2009

VIEW LINK ALSO HERE: NAPO’s letter regarding Obama’s remarks on Cambridge Police incident

NAPO Endorses Judge Sotomayor

July 21, 2009

Read NAPO’s letter below: Endorsement Letter of Judge Sotomayor

NAPO President Tom Nee Appointed to Homeland Security Advisory Council

July 21, 2009

Washington, D.C.:  Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has appointed NAPO President Tom Nee to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).  Comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector, HSAC provides recommendations and advice directly to Secretary Napolitano.  Tom Nee is the only active […]

Mesa Police Victories and Set Backs

July 16, 2009

MEET & CONFER The Mesa Police Association successfully negotiated on behalf of Mesa Officers the ability for discipline, transfers and off-duty work to be included in a memorandum of understanding with the city. Next to money, these are the items that have some of the biggest impacts on morale; productivity and quality of one’s career […]

NAPO Once Again Successful in U.S. Supreme Court Case

July 2, 2009

  By: Bill Johnson -Executive Director National Association of Police Organizations, Inc.   The National Association of Police Organizations, Inc. (“NAPO”) was once again successful in its arguments to the United States Supreme Court in a case of national significance for public safety personnel.  On Monday, June 29, 2009, the Court handed down its long-awaited […]

MPA comments about search for new chief w/ Fox 10

July 1, 2009

View the FOX 10’s coverage here: Mesa Begins Search for New Police Chief