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Police Body Cameras Gaining Popularity in Arizona

February 5, 2015 – NAZ Today reports on the growing popularity of legislation concerning the use of police body cameras. Police body cameras are gaining popularity in America and in Arizona. Sheriff Joe Arpio recently purchased 700 body cameras for use in Maricopa County, and the Flagstaff Police Department says that it is requesting more body cameras in order to ... Read More »

Private Prisons Good, but Photo Radar Bad?

Now that the Super Bowl is over, brace yourself. While the nation’s luminaries make for Sky Harbor, our leaders remain. The Arizona Legislature is now officially unleashed. First sign that the dogs have been let out: Senate Bill 1167. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kelli Ward and Judy Burges, would outlaw photo enforcement of Arizona’s traffic laws. No longer could ... Read More »

New Plan to Withhold Names in Police Shootings Could Lead to Further Delays

Law enforcement unions are revising their proposal to temporarily withhold the names of officers involved in shootings, but the change could mean a longer wait than their initial 90-day proposal. Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa City, said he would prefer the names of officers who fire their weapons be withheld until after the county attorney in the jurisdiction where the shooting ... Read More »

Arizona bill would outlaw police traffic ticket quotas

PHOENIX — If you’ve ever felt like a cop wrote you a ticket just to meet a quota, you could be right. Police officers say they do get such pressure. But a Southern Arizona lawmaker hopes to put a stop to the practice by making it illegal. HB 2410 would bar the state’s cities and their police departments from setting ... Read More »

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and announced its members, which include NAPO.  NAPO is the only police rank and file group in the nation to have a seat on the Commission itself.   Our Treasurer, Sean Smoot, of the Illinois PB&PA, has been appointed by the President ... Read More »

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