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AZPSC Rally Memorial Day

AZPSC Honors And Celebrates Memorial Day 2018

by John Q Public Safety
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt 
El Mirage City Mayor Lana Mook

El Mirage Police Campaign UPDATE! 11-7-17

by John Q Public Safety
The El Mirage Police Employee’s Association (EMPEA) members, following its recent EMPEA member survey, began a confidence vote on City Manager Spencer Isom. The unexpected agenda Item offered by Mayor Mook for the termination of City Manager Isom during the October 17th 2017 Council meeting, and the subsequent “yes” vote by the majority, caused the voting process to be terminated prior to 100% member participation. The voting was closed with 87.09% EMPEA member participation. The results of the EMPEA confidence vote and selected comments are offered, edited for brevity, by its membership to demonstrate that the Council majority did in […]
Spencer Isom

El Mirage City Manager fired over tensions with public safety workers

by John Q Public Safety
Jason Pohl and Perry Vandell, The Republic | azcentral.comPublished 6:59 p.m. MT Oct. 19, 2017 A divided El Mirage City Council fired seven-year City Manager Spencer Isom, who had sparred with public-safety workers in the city. Councilman Ray Delgado told The Arizona Republic on Thursday that the termination stemmed from strained relations with police and fire. The city’s fire union said Isom created a “toxic environment” for police and fire personnel. Isom said it was about public safety demanding more money. Isom’s two allies, Mayor Lana Mook and Councilman Jack Palladino, had placed Isom’s employment on Tuesday’s City Council meeting agenda. The two listed his […]
El Mirage Police Department

How Does The City of El Mirage Recover From the Past War on Cops?

by John Q Public Safety
At a special council meeting on Thursday August 17th, the El Mirage City Council will consider a replacement council member for the current open position vacated from the untimely passing of Vice Mayor Ramirez.  Councilman Bob Jones is the only member from the Mayor’s slim majority who has shown any interest in finding the facts.  Will Councilman Bob Jones be the deciding vote to putting the council back on track? El Mirage leadership has waged a long war against its police force.  And it’s not just been a war on cops, it’s been a war on all public safety personnel […]
El Mirage Police Campaign UPDATE

El Mirage Police Campaign UPDATE!

by John Q Public Safety
Our team has been busy fact checking the many tips coming into the AZPSC Tip Line. Some that have been checked and verified include a survey from the El Mirage Police Officers Association revealing some troubling statistics and Police Officer firearm training being denied to them. Here are the latest issues.. Issue #1 Council and Manager Compromising Public Safety.. During the May 16, 2017 El Mirage City Council meeting the El Mirage Police Employee’s Association submitted a survey of 30 El Mirage Police Officers to the council. The results of the survey demonstrate an overwhelming dissatisfaction with city management and […]
El Mirage City Council

El Mirage Police Campaign – Issue #2

by John Q Public Safety
To protect residents and themselves, a police officer must be prepared for the most unpredictable and violent of scenarios.  Officer preparation includes having access to the right tools and training. After the U.S. Department of Labor ruled that the City of El Mirage had violated Federal Law by giving officers a one-time bonus that withheld earnings from overtime, police firearms training ceased. In a smaller police department like El Mirage, overtime is necessary for training and to maintain minimum staffing. Officers and citizens alike are placed in jeopardy and city liability is increased exponentially, when staffing falls below proper standards. […]
El Mirage Police Department

El Mirage Police Campaign – Issue #1

by John Q Public Safety
During the May 16, 2017 El Mirage City Council meeting the El Mirage Police Employee’s Association submitted a survey of 30 El Mirage Police Officers to the council.  The results of the survey demonstrate an overwhelming dissatisfaction with city management and officer morale described as, “Horrible, hard to work under current conditions.” Over the next week, the Arizona Public Safety Coalition (AzPSC) will illustrate some of the concerns from El Mirage officers and residents.  Until then, please consider some of the results from the survey – When officers were asked to consider the 2017-2018 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that dictates […]
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AzPSC Begins Campaign to Support El Mirage Police

by John Q Public Safety
After launching the AzPSC Tip Line, we received several reports and the most interesting were about the increasingly poor public safety conditions in the West Valley city of El Mirage. Information received thus far indicates the conditions are a product of the mayor, two current council members and the city manager, who make poor policy decisions and are responsible for financial mismanagement. Evidence clearly indicates Mayor Lana Mook and a slim majority of council members have ignored the incompetence of City Manager Spencer Isom. Matters of legal and ethical concern have been raised in multiple areas of the city’s business. […]

Arizona Public Safety Coalition Forms to Support AZ Law Enforcement Officers

by John Q Public Safety
Phoenix, United States – July 10th 2017, 04:56 pm MST After a series of abuses and injustices against the men and women of Arizona’s law enforcement agencies, a group of law enforcement advocates has formed the Arizona Public Safety Coalition (AzPSC) – a local, non-partisan, grassroots 501(c)(4) non-profit. The primary goal of the Arizona Public Safety Coalition is to provide advocacy for Arizona’s law enforcement officers by holding officials accountable and educating the perspectives of voters and taxpayers. The Arizona Public Safety Coalition’s new website, azpsc.org contains a Tipline so officers, taxpayers, and voters can anonymously, and without fear of reprisal, […]