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Police need warrant for GPS tracking, ruling says

PHOENIX — A GPS device installed and tracked by police without a warrant is illegal even if the person being targeted for tracking is not the owner of the vehicle, the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The judges rejected arguments by the Attorney General’s Office that Thomas Mitchell had no right to complain about the installation of the device ... Read More »

Former Prescott Police Chief Kabbel to Consult on Public Safety Study

PRESCOTT, Arizona – A former Prescott Police Chief and recent finalist for the job of Prescott Fire Chief is back on the City of Prescott payroll on a temporary/part-time basis. Deputy City Manager Alison Zelms reported on Tuesday that the city recently hired former Police Chief Mike Kabbel to help deal with the pending International City/County Management Association (ICMA) analysis ... Read More »

Booking System Funds

Grant applications The council approved grant applications totaling over a half million dollars to the Gila River Indian Community. Two of the grants were for Project Bridge, the nonprofit group that helps struggling families in Florence Unified School District. One application is for $100,000 to help Florence-area students in need of clothing and school supplies. The other is for $225,000 ... Read More »

Proposal would allow Arizona police to search parolees without warrant

Several high-profile law-enforcement associations in Arizona want police to be able to conduct searches without a warrant on convicted criminals who are on probation or parole. The proposed legislation, which is being spearheaded by the Arizona Sheriffs Association, would allow any member of law enforcement to search a probationer’s or parolee’s vehicle, home or person if there was reasonable suspicion ... Read More »

Moving Capitol Police to DPS

(Posted: Feb. 16, 2010) Arizona Capitol Police Association President Ed Neidkowski and Vice President Wes Elliot met recently with Sen. Russel Pearce prior to the Appropriations hearing on SB1107. This bill would permit the transfer of Capitol Police to the Department of Public Safety. Following the meeting, Ed testified in Appropriations before Senator Pearce’s committee and the bill moved forward with a ... Read More »

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