We support Arizona law enforcment
Any employee, sworn or civilian, of AZLEA or a member association is also automatically a member of the Arizona Police Association (APA). We currently have officers representing 15 agencies.
-Supporting the members of Arizona Law Enforcement
Arizona Law Enforcement Association,
supporting our members …
State Legislative Bill Lobbying
Selection of a bill sponsor
Introduction of the bill
Lobbying bill with members of the House and Senate
Testifying on merits of the bill in the House and Senate
Tracking and guiding the bill through legislative process
Opposing bills hostile to law enforcement (includes services of a, e, f and g)
Assistance in Local Lobbying Efforts
Assistance lobbying local c councils and county board of supervisors
Issue documentation and make presentations
Lobbying local Council/Boards/Committees
Testifying before local Councils/Boards/Committees
Meeting with elected and yet to be elected candidates
Assisting in signature collections
Erecting political campaign signs
Manning polling places
Organizing photo shoots
Candidate research for statewide and local elections
APA recommendation for endorsement
Official APA endorsement
Preparation of Press releases, APA announcements and other articles
Recommendation for Political Action Committee donations
Providing a Unifying Voice for APA Member Groups
Liaison with the press
Producing press releases on significant events
Holding press conferences when necessary
Maintaining APA Website focused on keeping APA members and the community as a whole informed about APA issues
Exposing improper acts/tactics/policies through website and articles to be placed in member association’s newsletters
Contacting and Lobbying Law Enforcement Employers At the direction of the Board of Directors
Informally assist in the resolution of work related disputes
Assist in developing a positive labor / management relationship
Obtain information through public records requests to assist member groups
Criminal and Civil Defense provided by
Legal Defense Fund of PORAC
Full scope of employment legal representation by an experienced criminal attorney from the outset of an investigation through trial
Experienced civil attorney to monitor and assist you in a scope of employment civil issue when your employer provides primary representation
If there is a conflict, inadequate representation, or if your employer refuses to defend you in a scope of employment civil legal issue, you will be provided independent counsel
PORAC (Learn more...)
The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Legal Defense Fund represents more than 135,000 members across most of the United States. PORAC’s employee base ranges from municipal police officers and firefighters, to deputy sheriffs, correctional officers and game and fish wardens. As an organization PORAC has been successfully representing peace officers since 1974. LDF or the Legal Defense Fund is one of the many products that PORAC offers to its membership. PORAC’s representative powers are obviously derived from its large and varied membership base.
The Legal Defense Fund was designed to provide additional protection, both criminal and civil, to its members who become involved in scope of employment incidents. The Legal Defense Fund is managed by peace officers for peace officers. The fund has cash reserves in excess of $30,000,000 million dollars to protect its membership, with no caps on benefits. Whatever a covered incident costs will be paid by the fund.
LDF Criminal and Civil representation is available regardless of who does the investigation. This includes investigations instigated by all the local, state and federal agencies. In addition to an experienced attorney, the “Customary and Usual” services provided by the LDF include investigators, expert witnesses, polygraphers, court reporters, and court costs. If a conflict arises in the coverage of multiple members, each member will receive separate council. Even if you are being defended and indemnified by your employer, the LDF will provide an experienced attorney to monitor your case and be available to answer any questions about the case, review the pleadings and discovery, watch for conflicts between you and your employer and watch for any signs of inadequate representation.
LDF representation is provided by a locally identified and approved panel of experienced attorneys. New organizational members to the fund do not have to give up their preferred attorneys. Through prior approval, most attorneys can be added to the Arizona Panel of attorneys approved by PORAC.
Labor and Administrative Representation
(Access to coverage is contingent on your association opting into coverage)
Napier, Baillie, Wilson Bacon & Tallone P.C. is a premier full-service law firm with an emphasis on the representation of peace officers in disciplinary, criminal, labor, workers’ compensation, personal injury and other civil matters.
Napier Baillie is dedicated to protecting the rights of peace officers, firefighters, public employees, and those who need expert legal assistance.
Napier Baillie’s diverse legal team includes attorneys, labor relations representatives, professional negotiators, and private investigators. These professionals offer a broad range of experience and knowledge in labor and employment law related to the public sector, particularly law enforcement.
Insurance services and free college tuition…
Washington National provides our members with very competetive pricing and excellent service for their supplemental health and life insurance offerings. Their products include insurance covering cancer, critical illness, heart, hospital stays, accident, and universal life.
As well, through a partnership with Eastern gateway Community College they provide free online college tuition for members of law enforcement and their families.
Some of Our Members
Agencies our members represent…