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The Mesa Police Association established the Officer Assistance Fund to assist Police Officers injured or killed and their families. The MPA O.A.F. was designed to alleviate the financial strain that officers and their families face after a work related injury. O.A.F. is a community-based nonprofit foundation that supports officers and family members of officers injured in the line of duty.

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Your MPA’s response to City Manager Brady’s email reference the budget
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On March 30th, 2017, City Manager Brady sent an email in reference to the proposed budget for 2017/2018. The email paints a dreary picture of city finances. Below are talking points the MPA has been presenting and working on the last few months as we met with City and Community leaders. Many of these points are taken directly out of the City’s CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial... 

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March 31, 2017 | Read the story »
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Your MPA responds to Republic Media and Steve Benson
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Today, your MPA sent the following letter to Republic Media reference the recent inflammatory illustration by Steve Benson…    Read More →

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July 11, 2016 | Read the story »
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Vote NO on Prop 124
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              Prop 124 Pension Update Just a reminder, the Mesa Police Association as well as the Arizona Police Association (our state association) adamantly opposes Prop 124. We believe this reform is a gateway to future pension destruction. If you have any questions about our position please contact a current board member or trustee.  Read More →

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April 30, 2016 | Read the story »
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2015 Christmas Toy Drive a Success!
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Once again, your Mesa Police Association and the Officer Assistance Fund were honored to be a part of the annual toy drive organized by Mesa Vice Mayor Kavanaugh. On December 16th, the Vice Mayor hosted his annual pancake breakfast, where toys were collected by all that attended. The toys were then delivered to the patients at Cardon Children’s Medical Center by our own... 

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December 17, 2015 | Read the story »
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Donate to the Officer Assistance Fund through Amazon Smile
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Did you know that you can help your local charity, the Officer Assistance Fund, by making purchases through Amazon? Amazon will give .5% of the total from select purchases back to the Officer Assistance Fund. All you need to do is follow the link below, and you can help support your local Mesa Officers and their families. Thank you Amazon for supporting those that serve their... 

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September 23, 2014 | Read the story »
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How you can help…
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On May 12th, 2014, the Mesa Police Department family lost a great officer. Sergeant (Posthumously promoted) Brandon Mendoza was killed in a collision by a wrong way driver on the freeway while driving home from his patrol shift. Sgt. Mendoza was a member of the Mesa Police Association, and often helped with our charity events and fundraisers. We at the Mesa Police Association... 

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May 17, 2014 | Read the story »
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2013 Blue Santa
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This year the Mesa Police Association and our charity, the Officer Assistance Fund (OAF), were able to assist City of Mesa Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh in helping children in need for the holidays. The OAF’s Blue Santa helped pass out presents to the children at Cardon Children’s Medical Center this December. A big thank you to the MPA’s own Officer Farrugia... 

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December 24, 2013 | Read the story »
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Confessions of a Police Officer
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I’ve had the honor of communicating lately with Jill Wragg, a retired police officer from Massachusetts. Jill is an author, and has several interesting essays posted on her blog. I thought this one was amazing, and with her permission, am posting for all to enjoy… “Confessions of a Police Officer Dear Citizens, Neighbors, Friends and Family, My name is Jill... 

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April 30, 2013 | Read the story »
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MPA Invited to Signing of HB 2204
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Your Mesa Police Association was invited by the Governor’s Office to be on-hand at the signing of HB 2204 on Friday, April 5th. This Bill extends the health benefits to the spouses and children of Arizona peace officers, correctional officers, and firefighters killed in the line of duty. See the following press release for details…           PR_040513_HB2204  Read More →

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April 10, 2013 | Read the story »
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Blue Santa Huge Success!
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The Officer Assistance Fund and Mesa Police Association are pleased to say that Blue Santa for Breezy Point was a huge success! We were able to raise approximately eight thousand dollars in gift cards, which were given directly to the families of law enforcement in New York and New Jersey whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. During the event, the reaction... 

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December 27, 2012 | Read the story »
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