Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

PLEA Meets with Councilwoman Debra Stark

On Thursday January 19, 2017, members of PLEA’s board met with Phoenix City Councilwoman Debra Stark to discuss manpower and staffing issues facing the department.  Ms. Stark was very receptive to what we had to say and we provided her with hard copy information for reference.  We stressed the need to get the department properly staffed through an aggressive hiring program to get ahead of attrition and explained why the department should be staffed at a level of 2.5 officers per 1000 citizens (Phoenix is currently staffed at a level of a little over 1.7:1000).  PLEA is going to continue to meet with council members until we have spoken with all of them and we will keep the membership abreast of issues as they develop.