New Mesa police chief chosen from Tucson Police Department – East Valley Tribune

Tucson Assistant Police Chief Ramon Batista has been selected to lead the Mesa Police Department. Batista has been with the Tucson Police Department for 31 years and has been assistant police chief since 2014. Batista has a bachelor's degree in public safety and emergency … [Read more...]

Chief of the Year Award 2017

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2017 1st Quarter Membership Meeting

First quarter AACOP general membership meeting with guest speaker Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. … [Read more...]

January 2017 General Membership Meeting, Board Installation & Annual Luncheon

The January meeting is on January 27, 2017 at 10 AM. It will be at the East Valley Institute of Technology at 1601 West Main St. in Mesa. Meeting Agenda (FINAL) Map of EVIT Campus Register today for $75 Annual Luncheon is included in the cost of … [Read more...]

2016 Conference a Success

Another successful Laughlin conference.  Congratulations to Chief Arnson for winning the 50/50 raffle and in turn donating his winnings to The 100 Club."  Pictures is Chief Doyle, Angela Harrolle with The 100 Club and Chief … [Read more...]

Dispatch Communications Specialist – Navajo County

Job Title:Dispatch Communications Specialist Opening Date/Time:  Thu. 04/07/16 12:00 AM Mountain Time Closing Date/Time:Continuous Salary:$12.78 - $15.97 Hourly $1,022.17 - $1,277.71 Biweekly $2,214.69 - $2,768.36 Monthly $26,576.29 - $33,220.37 Annually Job … [Read more...]

Cochise College is seeking an Instructor of Administrative Justice

Cochise College is seeking an Instructor of Administrative Justice for fall of 2016. The Instructor of Administration of Justice is responsible for the instruction of Administration of Justice and related courses for majors and non-majors district-wide. Full time faculty members … [Read more...]

City of Kingman Lateral and Recruit Hiring

$21.27 / hour—hire-in (Lateral/AZPOST Certified) $20.26 / hour—hire-in (Recruit/Non Certified) RECRUITING FOR CURRENT AZPOST CERTIFIED and RECRUITS—NON CERTIFIED flyer 03-2016 hiring register The City of Kingman Police Department is developing a hiring register for … [Read more...]

ASU names new police chief

Michael L. Thompson was named chief of the ASU Police Department, Oct. 31, officially taking command of the department charged with keeping the university’s four campuses safe. In a conversation with ASU News, Thompson, who joined the department in 2008 and holds advanced … [Read more...]

Start by Believing – Prescott Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

By Jerald Monahan, Chief of Police, Prescott Arizona, President of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police Survivors of sexual assault face many challenges when deciding whether or not to report the crime. Choosing not to report allows an offender to commit multiple sex … [Read more...]

Winner of 22 caliber Colt dueling pistols!

Chief John Harris, Sahuarita Police Department, won these 22 caliber Colt dueling pistols at the Laughlin Training and Vendor Expo.  These guns were donated by Hugh Downs, former newscaster, who received them as a gift from the President of Colt Firearms.  Mr. Downs lives in the … [Read more...]

Working to Combat Domestic Violence

Photograph of Chief Jerald Monahan, AACOP Board President and Chair of the Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women and Beya Thayer, Project Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project as they presented at the 2013 Leadership Institute:  … [Read more...]

IACP Alzheimer’s Initiatives

Roll-Call Training Videos It’s not a question of whether law enforcement will be dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, but rather when we’ll encounter Alzheimer’s disease, and how we’ll respond. The IACP’s Alzheimer’s Initiatives training program has developed 4 short … [Read more...]

Did You Know? – “Choices”

A powerful message to law enforcement officers as to the need to wear seatbelts. Click here. Information contributed by: Cal POST … [Read more...]

Police Leadership Challenges in a Changing World

Effective police leaders become adept at responding to challenge. Like other organizations, police agencies must balance constancy and predictability with adaptation and change. Even as they strive to standardize operations, most police leaders recognize the fluid context in … [Read more...]

2012 Swearing in of New Officers

Slide Show of Swearing In Enjoy this slide show of the swearing in! AACOPs Annual Retirement Luncheon and Installation of Executive Board Officers was held at the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona on … [Read more...]

Effective Leadership General Welsh, USAFE CC, speaks to USAFA. Information contributed by: YouTube Video … [Read more...]

The Impact of the Economic Downturn on American Police Agencies

The economic downturn of the past several years has been devastating to local economies and, by extension, their local law enforcement agencies. According to a report by the National Institute of Justice, the United States is currently experiencing the 10th economic decline since … [Read more...]

Strategic Cutback Management: Law Enforcement Leadership for Lean Times

The United States is experiencing the 10th economic decline since World War II. This document presents lessons learned from past experience and suggests approaches leaders can use to address financial crises in law enforcement agencies. Leadership is the most critical element … [Read more...]

New Dallas police effort invites crime tips via Web and text, as well as phone

New Dallas police effort invites crime tips via Web and text, as well as phone 11:15 PM CDT on Sunday, October 3, 2010 By SCOTT GOLDSTEIN / The Dallas Morning News Dallas police are calling on residents to keep a closer eye on their … [Read more...]

First of its kind: Dunwoody police unveil new alert system

Fleeing suspects have an enemy greater than the arm of the law—time. The get-away time after a robbery determines the likelihood of being caught by the cops—and a judge deciding how much time behind bars is to be served. In Dunwoody, bad guys may find less time to escape, … [Read more...]

New Safe Routes to School On-Line Resource for Law Enforcement Officers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource for law enforcement officers, Safe Routes to School for Law Enforcement. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national effort to encourage and enable children, grades K-8, … [Read more...]

Calif Supreme Court OKs arrest warrants without names, based solely on DNA profile

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has authorized so-called "John Doe" arrest warrants that contain only a DNA profile of an unknown suspect. Police agencies are increasingly using no-name warrants to get around statute-of-limitation issues. DNA collected from a … [Read more...]

Excellence in Victim Services Award

Dear Colleague, Each year the International Association of Chiefs of Police and LogIn, Inc. sponsor the Excellence in Victim Services Award. This award honors law enforcement agencies that have made exemplary efforts in providing innovative services to victims of crime. The … [Read more...]

Speeding, Parking Tickets on Rise as Government Revenue Source

Drivers across the country, beware - a heftier fine could be coming to a dashboard near you. Faced with rising deficits and dwindling revenues, many states and local municipalities are turning to increased traffic and parking fines to fill their coffers. In California, the … [Read more...]

Orlando Domestic Violence Lethality Questionaire

Orlando cops will soon carry a new weapon when they respond to domestic-violence calls: a questionnaire designed to predict whether a victim could eventually be killed by an abuser. It might not sound like much, but experts say the short list of questions represents a radical … [Read more...]

Police policy looks to combat perceived bias

PAWTUCKET - The Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association yesterday announced a plan to prevent biased policing, even as it continued to deny that the police engage in racial profiling in traffic stops. The plan calls for more sophisticated training and management policies to … [Read more...]

Police Get Added Order: Stop, Frisk and ‘Explain’

The Police Department says its practice of stopping, and sometimes frisking, thousands of people a year in high-crime neighborhoods has helped keep those areas safe. But the growing use of so-called stop and frisks has also irritated some of those communities, so the police … [Read more...]

New technique to extract DNA when cases go cold

The detectives looking for Ronald Fraga's killer had hit a dead end. The year-old murder investigation was as cold as they come, with every lead exhausted, every potential witness interviewed and the last days of Fraga's life reconstructed. Nothing gave detectives hope they … [Read more...]

Maryland Limits Death Penalty

The state of Maryland will no longer rely on eyewitness testimony alone in capital cases. According to The Capital the death penalty "can be imposed only in cases with a videotaped confession, or in which biological, DNA or videotaped evidence conclusively links a defendant to … [Read more...]