Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Staffing Update!

PLEA has been told that the Department has hired approximately 300 new officers in the last year.  Great news, right?   The problem?  291 left the department in the same time frame leaving us with a net gain of nine officers.  

Joint PLEA/PPD Blood Drive a Success!

Over the course of two days, Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31st, PLEA in partnership with the PPD held a blood drive in honor of Phoenix Officer Shawn George who was involved in an on duty traffic collision on …

PLEA Assists St. Vincent de Paul

When it comes to charitable organizations, the St. Vincent de Paul  organization and food bank is one of the more well known.  Their food bank program provides for the needy and less fortunate not only in the Phoenix metropolitan area …

PLEA Endorses Dr. Steve Ferrara for CD9

PLEA recently met on two separate occasions with Congressional district 9 candidate Dr. Steve Ferrara.  PLEA, which represents approximately 2500 rank and file police officers and detectives,  along with our state group the APA, after vetting Dr. Ferrara, were proud …

Governor Ducey Signs H.B. 2502 Into Law

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 marked a milestone accomplishment with regards for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD treatment for First Responders, when Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2502, also known as the Officer Craig Tiger Act, into law at the …

City Council votes to fund $149K Police Shooting Study

On Thursday July 5th, 2018, the Phoenix City Council voted to spend 149 thousand dollars to commission a study by  the Police Foundation out of Washington DC to  try to determine why officer involved shootings are on the increase.  Councilmen …

Pre-Retirement Meeting Information

Nationwide and PLEA are going to start hosting informational presentations for those who are preparing to retire. We will host these meetings, here at the PLEA Office, the last Tuesday of every month beginning on July 31, 2018 at 1300 …

Why are Officer Involved Shootings on the Increase?

The following article was penned by PLEA President Ken Crane as a result of concerns over the rise in officer involved shootings:  

As of June 20, 2018, there have been 47 instances county wide where police officers from various agencies …