Law Enforcement Officers Now Have Whistleblower Protection

April 26, 2011

Today’s signing of SB 1235 into law by Governor Jan Brewer signaled a new day for law enforcement officers throughout the state.  A late amendment to this bill provides that a law enforcement officer from municipalities can be protected under the state’s whistleblower law from disciplinary action by their department or city personnel director should […]

NAPO Legislative Update – April 25th

April 26, 2011

Click here for the April 2011 NAPO Washington Report. Included in this issue of the Washington Report: • Fiscal Year 2011 Funding Deal Reached • Funding for COPS Program and Byrne JAG • Grant Opportunities • Officer Safety • Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program- Important Changes • VALOR Program (Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring […]

Final findings from Force Science exhaustion study

April 26, 2011

Final findings from Force Science exhaustion study The Force Science research team that explored officer exhaustion through a unique set of experiments –with these significant conclusions: • Less than 60 seconds of all-out exertion, such as an officer might expend in trying to control a combative offender, can deplete the average LEO’s physical reserves and […]

Common Questions Reference SB 1609:Current and Retired Members of PSPRS

April 18, 2011

PSPRS PSPRS changes start on page 34 of the bill and continue through page 58. Retirement Calculation For current employees – The best 3 year calculation remains in effect. Employee Work Week Employee Work Week remains the same (40 hours).  If tough economic times remain causing furloughs, an officer can remain in the system as […]

Pension Update: SB 1609 passes to Senate (04.14.2011)

April 15, 2011

The Arizona House of Representatives voted to pass SB 1609 (your pension bill) to the Senate.  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.  Below is the ammended bill (that the Arizona Police Association (APA) had input into) that the Senate should be voting on today (04.15.2011).  MPA will keep you updated on any information we receive.  Read APA’s comments to the Capitol Times here: Arizona […]

Deferred Comp Contact

April 6, 2011

Great-West Retirement Services Scott Taylor Account Executive 18111 Von Karman Ave. Ste. 560 Irvine, CA 92612 (480) 921-2885 Direct (800) 933-9808 Toll Free CLICK HERE for information on how you can borrow money from your deferred comp.

Pension Update – SB 1609 04.04.2011

April 5, 2011

The bill got out, 4-2, with Rep. Jerry Weiers (R) and Rep. Chad Campbell (D) both voting against the bill.  The rules attorney, Don Jansen, all but assured the committee members that this bill will trigger a law suit.  Rep. Campbell hammered the point that adjustments to contribution limits violates the state constitution and federal […]