MPA & APA Get Rid of Photo Radar Tickets for Cops

October 30, 2009

The Arizona Police Association (APA), which includes the MPA, passed a bill in July of this year that gives police officers and other “first responders” immunity from photo enforcement tickets while in the course of Officer’s official duties. The bill passed after it was demonstrated Arizona police management was incapable of reasonably ascertaining violations of […]

NAPO UPDATE: IRS Retirement Information

October 30, 2009

Dear Members,   In response to the concerns raised by NAPO and other public employee organizations, the IRS has decided to push back the enactment date of the normal retirement age regulations from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013.  Please see THE IRS DOCUMENT (CLICK HERE) for the IRS Notice 2009-86 announcing the extension […]

Updated Taser Information Reference Usage & Chest Deployment

October 23, 2009

MPA participated in a conference call with Taser International today regarding recent news about their updated Training Bulletin.  The bulletin clarifies where officers should deploy their Taser and for the best results one should not aim at the chest or head.  Taser trainers have already been implementing this into their training courses, and all officers […]

Fundraiser for Phoenix Police Officer Killed in Afghanistan TODAY! (10.20.09)

October 20, 2009

Phoenix police officer and Staff Sgt. Thomas Rabjohn was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Donations will be accepted during a fundraiser and cookout for the Rabjohn family. Earlier this month, he died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Rabjohn, a member of the Arizona National Guard, was also a Phoenix police officer. He is survived by a […]

DUI Arrests Down in Mesa

October 20, 2009

DUI Arrests Down in Mesa MPA’s position from the beginning was for the department NOT to decentralize motors.  We also opposed the mandatory booking policy for DUIs who have ties to the community, have identification, and have been removed as a threat to the motoring public. The most recent numbers show that arrests are down […]

Budget and Chief Update

October 6, 2009

State Budget News-Update The MPA was made aware there will be a special session called soon to address a projected 1 billion dollar state budget deficit. It is projected to be 3 billion by Jan. 2010. Several legislators have made comments privately that state shared revenue would have to be cut. Therefore, the MPA met […]