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.

Support Trooper Andersson

Trooper Ed Andersson We’d like to ask you for your support… As you may have heard already, Trooper Andersson has been getting national attention after this incident… Trooper Andersson, was shot in the shoulder. He is a 27 year veteran of DPS. He has volunteered as...
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Now Accepting Scholarships Program Applications!

  Does your son or daughter need money for college? AZTroopers awards THOUSANDS of dollars in scholarships each year! Are you a member with a son or daughter that could use some help with college funding? Simply read through the eligibility requirements on the...
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26th Annual AZTroopers Memorial Golf Classic!

AZTroopers provides support in many ways to the families of all our officers. At our tournament, we honor each and every fallen officer through the dedication of a corporate hole sponsor in their memory. AZTroopers works throughout the state supporting and promoting...
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Raffle Winners!

It was the day of the December meeting and I was knee deep in raffle tickets.  I wish everyone could win, but that just doesn’t happen. I am very excited for the winners. 1st prize winner $25,000.00, was Retiree Bill Whitlow, Badge # 804 and his lovely wife Michael...
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Chloe’s Special Birthday

Good Morning All, My name is Jennifer Van Slyke! This is my Daughter’s story of how she had the best birthday EVER! Below is the original email I sent in to the Arizona State Troopers Association! “I am just writing in because I have a 4 year old daughter named Chloe!...
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Manny Tapia

Sgt. Manny Tapia’s Memorial

Join members of the DPS Family on January 7, 2017 during a special event in Nogales that is being held to remember and honor fallen DPS Sgt. Manny Tapia. The event will include a burrito breakfast, a highway cleanup, a small memorial service and also...
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The Who, When and How of carrying out the Hall decision

The Hall lawsuit decided last week impacts certain - but not all - members and retirees of all three plans managed by PSPRS. The court's decision requires payment by PSPRS-managed plans to thousands of currently contributing members and retirees. The largest pool of...
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Arizona Supreme Court strikes pension reforms

PSPRS still expected to save $475 million due to 2016 measures ARIZONA - The Arizona Supreme Court overturned two provisions of state law designed to provide financial relief to underfunded retirement plans managed by PSPRS. The Hall v. EORP lawsuit follows a similar...
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Verizon Update: New Plans and Pricing!

Exciting news! Effective September 30th, 2016 Verizon has brought back the old Unlimited Data plans for all lines on our account. Our accounts qualify for the following: Unlimited data for smartphones and jetpacks (VZW may reduce your data throughout speeds when...
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2016 Raffle has arrived!

Your opportunity to help a worthy cause and get a chance to win $25,000! Two ticket options: Single ticket and 7 Pak (5+2Free) *Drawings are made at the December board meeting on December 21st…

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“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, Axiom

“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%
  • Legal Coverage 95%
  • Charity Work 85%
  • Representation Locally 100%

Sworn DPS Troopers

Civilian Employees

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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