When Politics Interferes….. (Phoenix Police Incident with Councilman)

March 31, 2010

From the Opinion Desk of the Arizona Police Association Executive Director By Brian Livingston, APA  Executive Director It is indeed a rare occurrence when the Arizona Police Association Executive Director involves himself directly into a local association issue.  However, the recent incident involving Phoenix City Councilman Michael Johnson and the subsequent public sideshow orchestrated by […]

New Mesa police chief wants to focus on fugitive problem

March 31, 2010

Read President Cota’s testimony at the legislature about unserved warrants & officer involved shootings HERE Read the Goldwater Report that MPA assisted with HERE ************* by Nathan Gonzalez – Mar. 26, 2010 01:11 PM The Arizona Republic Minutes after being sworn in as Mesa’s police chief, Frank Milstead said he hoped surrounding agencies would work […]

You have a resource when encountering Veterans

March 31, 2010

It is likely police officers may come in contact with homeless Veterans, Veterans at risk of homelessness, or families concerned that a loved one who is a Veteran may be dealing with issues that may lead to homelessness. As a result, I wanted you to know while the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has not […]

NAPO Update : 02/10

March 11, 2010

Dear Members,   Please find NAPO’s latest WASHINGTON REPORT and LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD with updates on the current issues and legislation on which NAPO is working.   Included in this issue of the Washington Report: President’s Fiscal 2011 Budget Calls for Increased Funding for COPS Hiring, DHS Grants $11 Million from DOJ Zylon Settlement to go to BVP Program House […]


March 8, 2010

  In a victory for NAPO, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, chaired by Congressman Robert Andrews (D-NJ), will be holding a hearing on the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009 (the Public Safety Collective Bargaining bill), H.R. 413, on March 10, 2010, at 10:30 a.m.   NAPO was […]