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The Magazine

November/December 2022

Featured Articles

What a Year It Has Been

This has been quite a year for our Department, to say the least. We have been faced with a lot of adversity. I will try... Read More

What Exactly Does PLEA Do for Us?

We often get asked the question “What exactly does PLEA do for us?” Another question often asked is “I never get... Read More

An Early December 14 Morning: The Day That Changed Everything for Tyler and Chelsea Moldovan

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Tyler and Chelsea Moldovan to discuss what this past... Read More

The 6th Annual Police Officers’ Ball

About 280 law enforcement members and supporters from throughout the state gathered at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs... Read More

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PLEA Fallen Heroes

Phillip James Vavrinec Jr.

Police Officer Phillip James Vavrinec Jr.

Police Officer Phillip Vavrinec died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving as a School Resource Officer at Charles W. Harris Elementary...

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Mathew Aaron Hefter

Police Officer Mathew Aaron Hefter

Police Officer Matt Hefter died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

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Ginarro New

Officer Ginarro New

Police Officer Ginarro New passed away from injuries after being and struck by another vehicle motorist that was traveling at a high rate of speed...

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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

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

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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From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 44 Officers in the line of duty.

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What do all leaders have in common? They have authority, responsibility, obligations, a duty to act and/or perform, and power. The majority of leaders and supervisors fulfill each of those […] Read More


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Through the years as a law enforcement trainer, and now for my business, I discovered a reoccurring pattern of factors that heavily influenced the performance of students in my classes. […] Read More


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Have you attended training in traffic enforcement since leaving the police academy? It is a big topic, and traffic stops are initiated by law enforcement roughly 50,000 times daily or […] Read More


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