MPA Sends Condolences to the Gilbert Police Department after Officer Shot and Killed

January 29, 2010

The Gilbert Police Leadership Association (GPLA) is apart of the Arizona Police Association (APA) with us.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers… The Mesa Police Association (MPA) represents the majority of the Mesa officers involved in a shooting that took place last night.  The Mesa officers engaged two suspects after they shot Gilbert […]

Cubs Staying in Mesa Press Conference

January 27, 2010

The Mesa Police Association’s PAC fund will be donating to the any voter initiative this year keeping the Cubs in Mesa.  We are thrilled they have decided to continue doing business in Mesa, and thank the City of Mesa Mayor, Council and City Manager for all their hard work thus far. In light of other […]

AZ Police Asn Bill Passes Senate – Just Cause for Officers

January 27, 2010

In times when bills are not being introduced or heard in Arizona, the Arizona Police Association was able to introduce Senate Bill SB1029, a Just Cause Bill for officers.  The purpose of the bill – it prohibits disciplinary action against a law enforcement officer except for just cause.  Today, the bill passed the Senate today!  […]

PLEA member speaks to FOP members…Who’s the Puppet?

January 26, 2010

This article provides insight into why FOP has been voted out in other cities, including Phoenix. Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) works with MPA under the Arizona Police Association (APA), and will be providing input into our first contract. Who’s The Puppet?   by Rusty Stuart Recently the FOP put out a letter laying out […]

Letter to MPD employees from the Rigsbys.

January 25, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:   This letter is meant to express our gratitude and support for the Mesa MPA and our disappointment with the Mesa FOP.  Over the years, the MPA and FOP have been there to support Lisa and me through our careers.  We were dual members of the FOP and MPA until […]

When do you need a rep?

January 25, 2010

Did you know that you can be called into an investigation as a witness and later become a suspect?  Our very own grievance chair, Nate Gafvert, talks to the membership about when you need to call a rep.  Rep #’s are posted on all the bulletin boards at each station, and the 24-hour rep line […]

MPA Helps Public Stay Safe

January 25, 2010

Our very own Dt. Kurt Scanio was able to assist the public with tips for staying safe.  View his videos with KTVK!

Letter from Mark Kelly…

January 19, 2010

Hello,   My name is Mark Kelly. I have been a police officer city of Mesa for four years. I have been working for the city of Mesa for five years. Nine months ago I was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. My doctors have given me 2-5 years to live. The city of […]

MPD Needs Your Assistance

January 18, 2010

The City Manager has tasked all departments with “an exercise” to deal with possible cuts needed to balance the city’s budget. At this time it is being called an exercise as it “may or may not” be necessary. The Mesa PD has asked the MPA to request cost saving measures from our members. If anyone […]

What an Officer Involved in a Critical Incident Says about MPA Services

January 18, 2010

In June of 2008 I responded to a domestic violence call. It started out as the “typical” DV call that we have all been to countless times but ended as an officer involved shooting. Even though the shooting occurred very early on a Sunday morning, the MPA, including members of the executive board, and legal […]

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