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Off-Duty Arizona Officer Dies in Ultralight Aircraft Crash

An off-duty sergeant with the Tucson Police Department died Wednesday morning when the ultralight aircraft he was piloting crashed in the town of Benson.

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Phoenix PD Implements New Gun Pointing Policy, Announces More Mental Health Training and Full Rollout of Body Cameras

Chief Williams said she expects the new "Pointed Gun at Person" (PGP) reports will help the department track how many times officers can de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

Arizona Motor Officer Injured in Traffic Collision

A motor officer with the Glendale (AZ) Police Department was injured when his motorcycle was in a collision with another vehicle on Friday night.

Cop Killer Pleads Guilty to Killing AZ Officer, Avoids Death Penalty

A man pleaded guilty to all 39 charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Nogales, AZ, Officer Jesus Cordova in April 2018. Prosecutors had planned on pursuing the death penalty, but dropped it in exchange for the guilty plea.

AZ Sheriff's Office Launches Secureview Tablets for Inmates to Reduce Recidivism

The Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff's Office has a new partnership with Securus Technologies to bring technology to the inmates at the Adult Detention Center. Inmates are now able to use tablets to help advance their education and gain new skills while they are incarcerated.

Phoenix PD Unit Dedicated to Investigating Crimes Against Animals

Two Animal Cruelty investigators staff the Phoenix Police Department's Animal Crimes Unit, routinely working in partnership with the Animal Cruelty Investigators employed by the Arizona Humane Society.

Why Police Should Ignore the Starbucks Kerfuffle

The blowback on Facebook against Starbucks was especially vitriolic, leading an outside observer to conclude that mistreatment of law enforcement officers in the company's stores is a pervasive problem (spoiler alert: it's not).

Tempe Officers, Chief Meet with Starbucks Execs Over Treatment of Police

Tempe Officers Association President Rob Ferraro says Starbucks again apologized for the July 4 incident, and the police officers "came away from the meeting feeling heard and respected."

Starbucks VP Issues Apology to Tempe Police Department

The vice president of retail operations for the Starbucks coffee chain issued a written apology for the events that transpired in one of their stores on Independence Day in which several officers were asked to either relocate away from a complaining customer or leave the establishment.

Phoenix Officers Repaint Defaced Flag Mural

After a painted mural of the American flag was defaced with graffiti last week, two officers—and one officer's son—went to the scene and restored Old Glory with a fresh coat of paint.