MPA Updates – 08.27.09

August 27, 2009

Unpaid vs. Paid Lunches The Interim Chief announced yesterday Commanders and staff shall begin assessing civilian positions as they relate to determining if lunches will be paid or un-paid. The stated goal was consistency and fairness. It was also stated the determination may spill over into sworn administrative positions. Stand-by Pay In keeping with the […]

NAPO UPDATE: Collective Bargaining Bill – S. 1611

August 13, 2009

Below is a message from NAPO regarding the new collective bargaining bill. NAPO explained at the conference last week that the first collective bargaining bill, HR 413, was held up in the Senate.  However, NAPO is optimistic that since this similar bill is starting off in the Senate that this will pass.  Let’s cross our […]

Operations Retreat – MPA Meeting Details

August 11, 2009

MPA attended the Operations Retreat last week and voiced membership concerns, reminded command staff of issues MPA was working on with Chief Gascon and future issues and solutions that Mesa police officers are faced with. Education-based discipline:  MPA met with the founder of this idea for officers, Leroy Baca, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, in […]

View Highlights of the Taser Conference HERE!

August 10, 2009

AZ Republic Article- “Police Union: 25 officers helps, but Mesa still understaffed”

August 1, 2009

While Mesa police union officials applauded word the department would receive $5.8 million in federal funds for 25 new officers, they say the money will only slow the “bleeding” of empty positions.When the economy tanked last year, Mesa was forced to slash its police budget 8.25 percent. That meant a 90-percent reduction in overtime and […]