• Once again, it was a criminal suspect's actions that left our officers with no other option but to use lethal force to protect themselves.

  • Information is limited but we are thankful our officers were not injured during this incident.

    According to Phoenix police, officers responded to the area of 59th Avenue and Indian School Road, and at some point, were involved in a shooting.

  • We had another shooting in East Phoenix early this morning, just north of Sky Harbor Airport.

    Police are investigating a shooting after the victim was found at the parking lot of a hotel in Phoenix.

  • Friday in South Phoenix started with another violent event, ending in a death.

    Detectives are working to piece together what happened and put together a description of the suspect.

  • This is exactly why we have and need police officers. Contrary to human instinct, our officers ran towards the sound of gunfire, located a violent criminal who had already shot one person and tried to commit another felony, then took him into custody without further incident.

    A man is in custody after police say he tried to carjack several people following a shooting in Phoenix.

  • Chick-fil-A Arrowhead will be hosting a fundraiser for fallen Peoria Police AZ Officer Jason Judd on Monday, July 6th from 6:30 am until 10:00 pm. 100% of donations and a percentage of food sales will benefit the Judd Family.

  • As a reminder, the PLEA Office will be closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day. While these are certainly trying times for all of us, we wish everyone a safe holiday weekend, especially our officers who will be working.

  • Please keep the family, friends and colleagues of Peoria Police Officer Jason Judd in your thoughts and prayers. Officer Judd died after being critically injured in a single vehicle crash while on his police motorcycle.

  • While continue to be bombarded by all the anti-police rhetoric from the mainstream media and social media, we know there are members of our community who have our backs and support the rule of law and the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department who selflessly serve every day.

  • Thanks Charley's Heroes!



Minneapolis City Council realizes law prevents them from disbanding PD - says they'll figure out new plan

They are eating crow after discovering that the town charter refuses them the power to dismantle or defund the Minneapolis Police Department.

RT: Today, the entire #ElPaso Sector mourns the loss of one of our Border Patrol Agents from the Lordsburg Station who died while on duty last night. Our thoughts & prayers are with family, friends, and the men & women who served with him.🙏🏼💚 #HonorFirst @CBP @CBPWestTexas @DHSgov https://t.co/d7GHbVqJia

RT: #HAPPENINGNOW: “We Back Blue” group marches from the National Mall to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Along the way: chants of “Back the Blue” and messages of support for President Trump. @OANN https://t.co/wAC6jRikju

RT: So, so glad millions lost their job and we devastated the economy for a very serious virus that everyone forgot about overnight https://t.co/vIZ4Ef9pV5

RT: Our city is torn apart. Looters are ravaging our neighborhoods, destroying stores that hardworking NYers spent their life building to help their communities. When will our electeds stand up & say enough & let us do our job? This is Nero playing the fiddle as he watches Rome burn https://t.co/UvHGdCg6Y9

The Magazine

May/June 2020

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