Over the last few weeks PLEA has fielded questions from many officers with regard to the status of the PPD Reserve Officer program.
On one hand the Department is asking for reserves, on the other hand the Department is telling retired Phoenix Police Officers they are not wanted as reserves. It seems the issue with discontinuing the reserve program is the cost of uniforms and radios for the reserve officers.
PLEA is in the process of addressing this issue. Upper level police management seems somewhat confused and inconsistent in what it is communicating to the local media.