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Arizona officials react to new DHS order expanding immigration enforcement

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The Department of Homeland Security has ordered more aggressive enforcement of detainment and deportation laws for undocumented immigrants, prioritizing those with criminal convictions but putting anyone in the U.S. illegally at risk of expulsion. The memos, which were released Tuesday morning by Homeland Secretary John Kelly, detail how agencies should implement the detainment and deportation provisions introduced in President Donald ... Read More »

Women Encouraged To Join Navajo Nation Police Force

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Navajo Nation police Chief Phillip Francisco wants to encourage more women to join the police department. He said his department employs 48 women and 183 men across the Navajo Nation. This means women account for about 21 percent of the 231-officer force on Navajo, reported the Gallup Independent. “Women comprise only a small percentage of the local law enforcement in agencies ... Read More »

Uncertainty grows as Phoenix Police’s staffing changes looms

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The Phoenix Police Department is suffering a big crisis. After years of being on a hiring free, the department is now about 400 police officers short. With this big understaffing problem, Phoenix residents are waiting longer for help, when they call 911.  “It was taking us well over seven minutes to get to priority one, which is our persons against persons ... Read More »

Arizona law enforcement cautious of Trump order to enforce immigration laws

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PHOENIX – Citing limited resources and Arizona’s controversial history, many local and state law enforcement officials said they have no plans to amp up their immigration enforcement in light of a presidential executive order calling for them to crackdown on illegal immigration. The executive order, which President Donald Trump signed January 25, in addition to pushing for the immediate planning ... Read More »

Virtual technology helps officers train for real-life situations

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) – The statistics are sobering. Figures released by the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund show during last year alone, more than 130 police officers were killed nationwide. Of those who died, nearly half of them dying in firearms-related incidents, and 20 died in ambushes. These days, departments are looking for new and better ways to train officers ... Read More »

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