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David Caballero, President

AZCOPS President, David Caballero.

David Caballero began his law enforcement career with the University of Arizona Police Department in 2002 after serving in the Marine Corps for 21 years.  In March of 2009, he and three other UAPD members formed the UAPOA, first serving as the secretary, and then being elected as president in 2012.

David has served UAPD as a patrol officer, Corporal (patrol supervisor), and Detective.  David was promoted to Lieutenant in August 2014, overseeing three patrol squads, a Police Aide squad, and the Community Service Officers.  His collateral duties included FTO and PT Instructor, and he formed the first Honor Guard for UAPD.

In May 2012, David was asked to serve on the AZCOPS Finance Committee, and he continues to serve AZCOPS in that capacity.  Upon the retirement of AZCOPS Vice-President Keith Benjamin from the Chandler Police Department in October of 2014, David was appointed to serve the remainder of Keith’s term beginning in January of 2015.  David seldom misses a Board of Director’s meeting or a meeting of the Finance Committee because he believes in what AZCOPS provides for members and member agencies.  He takes his roles seriously with AZCOPS, and he can be counted on to provide excellent feedback and input to provide the best service to each of our members, and at the same time be fiscally responsible with the finances of AZCOPS.

Victor Hetherington, Vice President

Information coming soon.

Joe Glen, Treasurer

Joe Glen, Treasurer

An AZCOPS member for 10 years, Joe is the spokesman for both the Maricopa and Pima Juvenile Corrections Associations, and is the current president of the Pima association. Joe has personally recruited more than 130 AZCOPS members, and is best known for his work during the 2010 AZCOPS juvenile corrections campaign, which saved the jobs of hundreds of employees. Joe is also an elected Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Board member. Joe is married with one son, who aspires to be a Tucson police officer. In his spare time, Joe plays the electric guitar, but not well.

Elena Hernandez, Secretary

Elena Hernandez, Secretary

Elena has been with Maricopa County Juvenile Probation for 14 years. She started with the Juvenile Court as a Youth Detention Officer in 1998 and became a Juvenile Probation Officer in 2000. Currently, she is a Juvenile Intensive Probation Officer. Elena has a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in Justice Studies with a Minor in Spanish and a Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Counseling. Prior to becoming a probation officer, Elena attended college and volunteered for the Chandler Police Department’s crime lab and Maricopa County Adult Probation Department. She is the founder and president of  Maricopa County Probation Association (MCPA). In her free time, Elena enjoys competing in various mud runs, participating in the Pat Tillman run each year, and going to ASU football games. Go Devils!

Jim Parks, Executive Director

Jim Parks, Executive Director

Jim is a military veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Army Reserve. He retired from the Tucson Police Department in November 2007. During his career with the department he worked Uniform Division, CRT Unit, and the Academy as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. He spent his last seven years in the Bike Unit.

Jim has been involved in union leadership for over 20 years. He served five years as President of AZCOPS from 2002-2008, and previously served as Vice President for Tucson Police Officers Association. He was also Treasurer for both AZCOPS and TPOA, and also served as a Grievance Rep for TPOA. Prior to becoming a police officer, Jim was Sergeant at Arms of a local union while working as a pressman at Tucson Newspaper, Inc.

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