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.

Silver Alert–Located

On 3/19/19 at 0800 hours, Mr. James A. Torrence was located and the Silver Alert is cancelled.Investigating Agency (if in Arizona): Pima County Sheriff's DepartmentContact Person: Doug GiffordContact Email: Douglas.Giffords@sheriff.pima.govDate: Tuesday, March 19,...

Silver Alert Pima County—Riley McSpadden—ACTIVE

On 03/17/19 67 year old Riley McSpadden missing from a group home, located in the 10000 block of east Roger Rd. Riley suffers from dementia and is known to have violent episodes. He is a Caucasian male with white hair, approximately 5’11” tall and weighs 130 pounds....

CA Officers Take Black Powder Gun from Gang Member

The police report lists the gun as a .44 Magnum. The image details that it was a replica Model 1858 New Army .44-caliber cap-and-ball revolver of the kind made by a number of Italian firms, chiefly for the collector market.

Colorado Sheriff's Home Destroyed, Daughters Injured by Avalanche

The sheriff was able to pull himself out and find one of his daughters before help arrived, but there was still another daughter missing.

Cape Works with FAA for Approval of First Beyond Visual Line of Sight Provision for Police Drone Program

The precedent-setting BVLOS provision is a major regulatory win for the entire U.S. drone industry. It will not only lay the groundwork for other public safety agencies, but also open the door for other industries to benefit from their successes.

Attacker's Gun Malfunction Saves Canadian Officer from Off-Duty Shooting

President of the Winnipeg Police Association Moe Sabourin told 680 CJOB that the incident occurred when the officer was walking to his vehicle after a tour of duty.

Former Cincy Assistant Chief Sues City Council Member for Calling Him "Racist"

A Cincinnati City Council member was hit with a defamation lawsuit Friday for calling a former police official a “racist” in a text.

$1.2M grant aims to suppress gangs in Nev.

Author: Mike WoodReviewJournal.com CLARK COUNTY, Nev. — The Department of Justice awarded $1.2 million in grants in an effort to prevent youths in Clark County from joining gangs. The department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded the money...

Police: Note suggests terrorist motive in deadly Netherlands shooting

Author: Mike Wooddpa, Hamburg, Germany UTRECHT, Netherlands — Dutch police said Tuesday they had found a letter pointing to a possible terrorist motive in a deadly shooting in the city of Utrecht a day earlier. Three people were killed on a tram in a western part of...

Records: Off-duty officer fled DUI crash, let mom try to take the blame

Author: Mike WoodBy Ben Poston and Maya Lau Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — South Pasadena Police Cpl. Ryan Bernal realized he was in trouble. Dazed from a night of drinking, he was jolted awake when his pickup truck smashed into a pole that fell on the patio roof of...

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.

Jimmy Chavez

Jimmy Chavez

President

From the President…

Arizona State Troopers, We Protect and Serve You!

As a state trooper, one of your most valuable tools is not to be found in your equipment belt, or even your patrol car. The tool is your membership in the Arizona State Troopers Association. You have sworn to protect and serve the public, but who is going to protect you? Membership in the Arizona State Troopers Association will protect you and your family’s future.

The Arizona State Troopers Association (AZ Troopers) works to improve your wages, benefits and working conditions and encourages all employees to provide quality service to the community. Our membership consists of sworn and civilian employees as well as retirees of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. AZ Troopers elects its President, Vice President and Executive Board from the membership.

Our Mission is to protect the rights, interests and welfare of our members and improve quality of life for DPS employees and Arizona residents.

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YOUR ARIZONA STATE TROOPERS
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They’re facing an enormous pay disparity problem
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Now they are paying a heavy price.

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