EV Tribune: E.V. police departments barely hold the line on officer cuts

June 22, 2011

E.V. police departments barely hold the line on officer cuts Tuesday, June 21, 2011 By Mike Sakal, Tribune With a new fiscal year looming July 1, at least one police department in the East Valley is preparing to deal with cuts in personnel, while others hope to “hold the line” to keep cities safe. Police […]

APA 2011 Legislative Recap

June 22, 2011

MPA and the other police associations in the Arizona Police Association had a great year when it came to passing laws that help protect police officer’s rights.  All five of our (APA) bills were passed into law.  Find the legislative recap below: APA 2011 End of Session Legislative Report

Does caffeine affect shooting performance?

June 7, 2011

Does caffeine affect shooting performance? Have there been any studies on the reaction time and accuracy of a shooter while under the influence of caffeine or energy drinks? I warn my firearms students before their qualification test day that they might want to stay off of coffee, soft drinks, and energy drinks since these could […]

Force Science – Police Fatigue Update

June 7, 2011

Just posted on the Force Science website, you’ll find a new article by a fitness expert detailing practical steps you can take to overcome dangerous fatigue on- and off-duty. Click here or visit: www.forcescience.org/fatiguepaper.pdf. “Combating Police Officer Fatigue” grew out of training provided to the Greeley (CO) PD by author Reece Towle, a certified strength […]

Training: Citizens Academy with a twist puts civilians in the OIS hot seat

June 7, 2011

Citizens Academy with a twist puts civilians in the OIS hot seat The dominant goal of citizen police academy programs is to get civilians to walk a mile in an officer’s boots. Thanks to the creativity of Force Science Analyst Steven Goard, those who attend the academy conducted by the Livermore (CA) PD walk an […]

AZ Capitol Times: Public safety employees eying possible pension reform lawsuits

June 7, 2011

Public safety employees eying possible pension reform lawsuits By Jeremy Duda – jeremy.duda@azcapitoltimes.com Published: June 6, 2011 at 7:34 am Unions representing police officers, firefighters and other public safety employees worked with lawmakers for months on the Legislature’s marquee pension reform bill, but that may not stop them from suing the state over it anyway. […]