The Arizona State Troopers Association

Serving Arizona and DPS for over 50 years...

Staying ahead of the rest and remaining the best.

Since 1958…

The history of the Arizona State Troopers Association can be traced to the “Arizona Highway Patrol Club” founded in 1937. The Chairman, Superintendent Rumans expected 100% membership from all patrolmen. The “1937 Arizona Highway Patrol Club” was primarily organized for the purpose of assisting members and the families of officers who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.

The Arizona State Troopers Association was established in 1958 and is “Dedicated To All DPS Employees.”  AZTroopers membership is made up of entirely of DPS employees and retirees, sworn and civilian, and is the only organization that represents only DPS employees.  AZTroopers Board is composed of sworn, civilian, and retiree leaders working together for the benefit of all DPS employees, its retirees, the DPS and the State of Arizona.  AZTroopers is a labor organization which continues to assist members with benefits such as life and cancer insurance, legal services, and financial planning.  Another one of the association’s main functions is to provide financial assistance to families of officers killed in the line of duty.  AZTroopers also offers scholarships to members and their dependents to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.

In addition, AZTroopers has grown to be a powerful lobbying organization in the state legislature. AZTroopers is constantly reviewing and testifying on behalf of law enforcement related issues at each legislative session.  Several years ago, AZTroopers became a PAC (Political Action Committee), offering support to those candidates who support and further the interests of the association and the Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The association has been extremely instrumental in obtaining new legislation to benefit DPS employees as well as Arizona’s residents.

The association provides support for the DPS Explorer Program, Special Olympics, the Uniformed Safety Educational Officer’s Workshop, the Make–A-Wish Foundation, and educational programs for children such as “Bumper” The Talking Patrol Car and DARE. The association also sponsors a yearly program known as the Christmas Patrol Bear Program, where DPS officers statewide converge at their local hospitals to spend time with ill and injured children in the hospital at Christmas time.

AZTroopers “Statewide Police and Support Services” concept embraces the level of impact that all DPS employees have on public safety in Arizona.  DPS sworn employees are the State of Arizona’s police force pursuing law enforcement efforts to keep Arizona safe.  DPS civilian employees provide a vital role in that effort.  Civilian employees perform crucial jobs that help sworn employees perform their law enforcement duties.  Both DPS sworn and civilian employee functions are absolutely critical to public safety throughout the State of Arizona.

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Giving Back to Arizona

Our association works hard everyday to volunteer with other charities that provide valuable resources to people in need, including Special Olympics, Stop Domestic Abuse, Concerns of Police Survivors and others. Your donations allow us to continue our work and supply funds to our members in the form of scholarships and donations during times of crisis.

“Having the privilege to represent and the opportunity to serve those that serve and protect us all, is truly an honor. Working with AZ Troopers President Jimmy Chavez on issues important to their members is something that I am always proud to do.” Sonny Borrelli

Representative, State of Arizona

“I take pride in the quality and commitment of the men and women of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. They are well represented by the Arizona State Troopers Association, which works hard on their behalf at the Arizona Capitol!” Eric Meyer

Representative, State of Arizona

“It is certain that neither of these pay increases would have happened without the strong support, commitment, and efforts of your association. No other association weighed in on this past year’s push for a 5% pay increase for all DPS employees.” Kelsey Lundy

Lobbyist, Compass Strategies

“Thank you to the dedicated men and women of the Arizona Department of Public Safety! And thank you to the Arizona State Troopers Association for your hard work and dedication on their behalf!” Katie Hobbs

Senator, State of Arizona

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Member Satisfaction

  • Benefits 75% 75%
  • Legal Coverage 95% 95%
  • Charity Work 85% 85%
  • Representation Locally 100% 100%

Sworn DPS Troopers

Civilian Employees

Want to Join?

If you’re a current/retired or reserve DPS (Arizona Department of Public Safety) Employee or just an everday citizen and you’d like to become a member of the only association directly responsible for Arizona State Troopers and DPS, then start by choosing which membership applies to you and fill out our online application form or you can reach us directly using the email form at the bottom of this page.w.

Once completed you will be contacted with further information.

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