Happy New Year – a message from your vice president

December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!  As we look forward to 2010 as a Police Department and a Police Union we are sure to see improvements and changes.  We will have a new Police Chief but more importantly we will finally have a meet and confer ordinance.   It is important to know you can be a critical part […]

NAPO “Top Cops” Awards – Nominate a Mesa Officer!

December 28, 2009

About TOP COPS® Since NAPO launched the awards program in 1994, the TOP COPS Awards® have paid tribute to outstanding law enforcement officers across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty. TOP COPS® awardees are nominated by their fellow officers for outstanding service during the preceding calendar year. The TOP COPS® […]

KY cop-killer goes free: new trends & request for letter

December 28, 2009

We are seeing this throughout our nation – cop killers are being let go from prison early. Though states are granting parole for good behavior, space and budget cuts, killing a police officer is a horrible crime by itself and should not allow for leniency.   In Kentucky, Timothy Doyle was convicted of killing 27-year old […]

UPDATE: NAPO’S FIGHT AGAINST THE HEALTH CARE EXCISE TAX

December 28, 2009

The Senate looks to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, H.R. 3590, on December 24, 2009, and then adjourn for the holiday recess.  H.R. 3590 still includes the excise tax, which would inflict a 40 percent tax on health insurance companies, administrators, and self-insured employers that offer and administer high-cost health plans.  […]

Arizona Republic: 2 from Phoenix vying for Mesa Chief job

December 27, 2009

READ THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC ARTICLE HERE Fabian Cota, President of the Mesa Police Association quoted: Cota said he’s polling his members on which of the five finalists they support for chief and hopes to tabulate the results sometime in early January. “An internal candidate is in the best position to know what needs to be […]

Midnight shift and health risks: New study tells sobering truths

December 21, 2009

The following is from Force Science News, a free, twice monthly e-newsletter published by the Force Science Institute. To register to receive these complimentary articles directly, e-mail your name, rank, agency and phone number to: training@forcescience.org or visit www.forcesciencenews.org.  FORCE SCIENCE is also an expert resource for your Legal Defense Fund, and provided expert testimonials […]

VICTORY!!! NAPO Successful in Preventing Speech by Cop-Killer at University of Massachusetts

December 20, 2009

A convicted bomber and cop-killer will NOT be able to speak to students at the University of Massachusetts after all.  The killer, who is on federal parole for his crimes, has been refused permission by the United States Parole Commission to travel from his home in Maine to the event in Massachusetts.  This change occurred after […]

MPA Alert-Budget News

December 20, 2009

Police Pension News The MPA attended the PSPRS/CORP managers meeting this week.  At this meeting we learned that all the state retirement plans are in a poor condition.  Though each has sufficient funds to meet current obligations additional revenue sources must be found to sustain each fund in the future.  It was stated by the […]

The Kelly’s have a new ride!

December 10, 2009

With your help, we have been able to assist the Kelly family with their needs of a new van.  The “Tip a Cop” fundraiser and the additional financial support from officers and the general public helped up buy a van for Mark and his growing family.  On Dec. 9th, we were able to deliver to […]

ON-CALL & FLEX TIME DISCREPANCIES

December 8, 2009

A notice of claim was filed to make sure SWAT officers are compensated appropriately. Diplomacy did not work when we notified administration many times that this was occurring. This same scenario is happening all over the state, and Mesa is not the first city that has claims like this being made.   If you feel […]

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