The Magazine

May/June 2021

Featured Articles

A Big Team Win

By the time you read this, our contract, or memorandum of understanding (MOU), with the City of Phoenix for fiscal... Read More

Benefits, Benefits and More Benefits

Being a PLEA member comes with benefits. I’m talking about all PLEA members, including retirees, associates, and of... Read More

Take Advantage of This Incredible Benefit

While COVID-19 has understandably been at the center of the dialogue concerning officer health and wellness throughout... Read More

Fallen Officer Memorial Golf Classic

On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, 300 PLEA members teed off at the annual Fallen Officer Memorial Golf Classic at... Read More

Upcoming Events

PLEA Board Meeting

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Monthly Membership Meeting

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PLEA Board Meeting

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PLEA Fallen Heroes

Greg Carnicle

Commander Greg Carnicle

Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a residence near 40th Drive and...

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Paul Rutherford

Police Officer Paul Rutherford

Police Officer Paul Rutherford died from injuries received when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 75th Avenue and Indian School...

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K9 Bane

K9 Bane was killed while attempting an apprehension following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle. A male and female had led officers on a...

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David Van Glasser

Police Officer David Van Glasser

Police Officer David Glasser succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after responding to a burglary in progress at a home near the...

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John Hobbs

Detective John Hobbs

Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed on March 3rd, 2014 as he and other members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team attempted to serve a felony...

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Daryl Raetz

Officer Daryl Raetz

Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on May 19, 2013, Officer Daryl Raetz, #8899 and his partner were finishing the processing of the scene from a DUI stop in the...

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Travis P. Murphy

Officer Travis P. Murphy

Officer Travis P. Murphy was shot and killed when he confronted a suspect who had fled the scene of a shots fired call earlier in the night. Officers...

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Shane Figueroa

Officer Shane Figueroa

Officer Shane Figueroa was killed in an automobile collision while responding to a call. Officer Figueroa was northbound on 19th Avenue near Roeser...

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Nicki  James Erfle

Officer Nicki James Erfle

Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north...

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George Valentino Cortez

Officer George Valentino Cortez

At approximately 8:30 pm, Officer Cortez responded to a call that a man and woman were passing forged checks at a check-cashing business on 83rd...

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From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 40 Officers in the line of duty.

PLEA Charities

The purpose of PLEA Charities is to promote the positive image of law enforcement and enhance the quality of life in our communities by helping police officers in need as well as assisting organizations and individuals within the communities we serve.

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Training & Classes

Several companies that specialize in law enforcement-related training offer discounts for PLEA members.

Tickets & Discounts

PLEA offers its members discounts on tickets and services that can be used in the Valley and abroad.

Recent News


Remote handcuffing

On December 11, 2020, officers from the Beaufort Police Department in South Carolina were called to a downtown location where a man was seen wielding two pocket knives. The man stated he wanted […] Read More


Retired North Carolina officer bikes cross country to raise awareness for suicide among first responders

Retired Gaston police officer Chris Lowrance is biking more than 4,000 miles across the country to raise awareness about mental health and suicide among first responders. Having set out from Astoria, Oregon, he […] Read More


Oklahoma passes law to expose more teenagers to law enforcement careers

Legislation aiming to encourage teenagers to pursue law enforcement careers has been signed into law in Oklahoma. According to McAlester News, House Bill 1026 will allow the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology […] Read More


Everything you don’t know about polygraphy, but should

Ninety-nine percent of sheriffs, chiefs and command staff either trust polygraphs too much, or not enough. But you’re about to learn everything you need to know, and if you put it all in […] Read More


Amazon’s Ring security device app aims to be more transparent with police requests

Amazon’s Ring, a camera unit that attaches to doorbells and other areas to monitor users’ homes, is changing the way police request video footage after calls for more transparency. Previously, police would make […] Read More

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