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CAREERS & EDUCATION AZ City Considers Layoffs for Firefighters, Police


April 12–A projected $624,000 budget deficit has the South Tucson City Council considering the possibility of laying off all its firefighters or police officers. Officials said they would look to contract with another agency or agencies to handle court services, patrol city streets and provide other emergency services in the one-square-mile city — hopefully at a cheaper cost than what ... Read More »

Havasu police chief, Mohave County sheriff address funding challenges


Criminal justice experts from throughout the county met with more than 50 Lake Havasu City residents this weekend for a symposium hosted by Arizona State University. The Saturday symposium, “Criminal Justice System in an Ever Changing 21st Century,” covered a variety of issues county and local law enforcement, the court system and probation departments face. Panel members had a unifying ... Read More »

Company offers free body cameras for all police officers


An Arizona company that has equipped thousands of law-enforcement officers with non-lethal weapons is now offering to provide a free body camera for every police officer in America. Taser International, which changed its name to Axon on Wednesday, made the offer thinking it will improve police and citizen relations and bring transparency to law enforcement. More than 200,000 officers already ... Read More »

Havasu PD first Arizona agency to offer text to 911

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Cell phone users in Lake Havasu City who are in an emergency, but can’t talk, are now able to text 911 for help. The Lake Havasu City Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in Arizona to offer the service, which has become more popular throughout the nation after an FCC decision required all wireless carriers to deliver emergency ... Read More »

PSPRS board votes to lower Tier 1 employee contributions


The Arizona Supreme Court issued its mandate in the Hall v. EORP lawsuit for the Superior Court to begin implementing the remedies afforded by the ruling and it has been determined by the Board of Trustees that those remedies will also apply to the Parker lawsuit. Therefore, effective immediately by Board action this afternoon, the employee contribution rates for all ... Read More »

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