The Who, When and How of carrying out the Hall decision

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 those eligible to receive money back from PSPRS-managed plans are actively contributing […]
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Verizon Update: New Plans and Pricing!

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 connected to a congested cell site. The reduction can last for the remainder of […]
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Our New Website

Our New Website

Welcome to our new website!

We’ve completely redesigned our website to better meet the needs of our members and supporters alike. We hope you like what you see. We’ve created a few short tutorials below to let you know how to navigate it and find what you’re looking for. We’ll be continuing our changes moving forward to add new features and capabilities so stay tuned. Please join our mailing list to stay abreast of all the great things ahead.

Home

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Home

Our new home page is modernized and simplified to give you just what you’re looking for. It describes our association and it’s story. There is a news widget to the right of the screen that allows you to quickly grasp the most current articles and navigate them right on that first page. As you scroll down you’ll see images of different positions and responsibilities held by both our sworn and civilian members. You’ll see quotes from Arizona politicians, leaders, and business partners that speak to our credibility and character. We give you a few statistics about our association and finally display a letter from our current president.

If you look at the menu on the top of the screen, you’ll notice a much more simplified menu to get you to exactly what you’re looking for. There are seven main options and we’ll discuss each of them in these tutorials. You’ll also notice the floating social media bar to the left of the screen. It can be turned off if you don’t want to see it, but it allows you to share any content you see on our website instantly to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. It also has a counter to show you how many times each page or post has been shared previously.

You’ll also notice at the top of the screen you can see our contact information, (toll free phone and email) as well as our social media links and RSS feed information.

We hope you like what you see! We’ve included a contact form at the bottom of this page for you to be able to send us any suggestions for improvement you may have.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

News

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News

This section of our site allows you to quickly catch up on any news happening with our association or the department with ease. You can quickly see the eight most recent articles on a single screen and page through them eight at a time using the navigation buttons on the bottom.

By clicking on any of the articles you are taken to a full page version where you can read in detail about that subject and still be able to navigate between articles one at a time.

You’ll also notice the side bar on this and article detail pages. It allows you to view how many people are currently following us on Facebook and Twitter and quickly follow us yourself by clicking on either button. We recommend doing this to make sure you stay up to date on the latest happenings with AZTroopers.

Below the social media section of the sidebar, you’ll see our ‘Other News’ tabs. These allow you to view news from other popular news sites relevant to our members or supporters such as DPS (Department of Public Safety), PoliceOne, NIJ (National Institute of Justice), PoliceMag (Police Magazine, and Officer (Magazine).

Finally, you’ll see our sign up form for our mailing list. If you haven’t already done so, please join to receive updated information about us, our charitable events, raffles, and other news and information.

Membership

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This page describes what membership in AZTroopers entails as well as all of the great benefits you can make use of as a member. It describes all of the different types of membership and what makes them special. We’ve listed most of the benefits along with links to provider websites for additional details should you want more information. There is a wealth of knowledge on this page should you decide to go through it.

You’ll see unmatched legal and insurance benefits no one else has. It includes a cabin for personal use at very low rates, cellular plans, our quarterly magazine, and much more. You’ll see discounted services and offers from our partners, as well as a slew of other opportunities.

We’ve included contact information from our membership director for you if you have additional questions and included an email form at the bottom to make it more convenient for you.

Finally, near the bottom of this page you’ll find an online application where, given your eligibility, you can apply right from our website and download all of the necessary info to complete your membership without the hassle of previous times and paper handling. As soon as you complete the application, our membership director will reach out to you and help finalize the process.

Obviously, we’re very proud of our organization and our department and we’d love to welcome you to AZTroopers as a full fledged member. We believe we have the best association and we know we’re the only association dedicated solely to AZ DPS and its employees.

 

Giving Back

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AZTroopers Charities does an immense amount of work in our communities and with partner charitable organizations. This page helps us to explain to our supporters just how much they mean to us and describes all of the different things we do.

You’ll see the rotating images of just some of our events and participations. We’ve also included a ‘Donate Now!’ button to allow people that can’t attend our events or volunteer as they’d like, to continue to support our charitable functions by donating to them directly. It includes both a one time donations and continuing contributions through direct debit capability.

We’ve listed just a few of the greatest partnerships we have and organizations that we support such as Special Olympics, Cops (Concerns of Police Survivors), the 100 Club, and more.

You’ll see a section on our annual scholarships program and all of the information needed to see how it works and who is eligible. You can view our most recent winners and see why they are so deserving of this opportunity. You can also apply online and be walked through the entire process.

Finally, we’ve included information about our annual raffle and how it benefits all of our charitable work. We’re working diligently to allow people to participate in the raffle through the website as well to make it easier for our supporters and to reach out to more people.

Our History

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Our History

This page tells the wonderful story of our association and department through photographs taken since it’s inception. We have a rich history of distinction including the hard work and dedication of both our sworn and civilian members. It gives us the opportunity to show everyone what DPS and AZTroopers is all about and how we’ve contributed to the history and safety of the great state of Arizona. It includes approximately 300 photographs and we’ll not only be adding more, but we’re working on getting small descriptions of each to further tell the story.

This is our way of honoring all of those that came before us and recognizing all of the retirees that are still members today.

In Memorium

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We will never forget the ultimate sacrifices made by those that came before us. This page is a constant reminder of those that paid the price for our safety. We remember them here with a virtual wall showing each of them from the first to the most current.

You’ll see a section dedicated to the fallen officer memorial at DPS headquarters that AZTroopers members worked tirelessly to bring about. We also have a video tribute produced by DPS of our 2015 service to show you what happens each year as we honor their lives.

Finally, at the bottom of the page, you’ll see the virtual wall with each fallen officers photo, name, badge number and End of Watch date. If you click on any of them you’ll be sent to a more detailed description of the circumstances of their passing. We’re also working hard to expand on these pages and add more imagery and stories to honor these officers.

Contact Us

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This is a simple page where you can reach out to us via phone or email and ask us any questions you may have, relate any concerns, or inform us of any information you wish. You can easily submit them via the contact form or call or membership director at your convenience.

Thank you for supporting the Arizona State Troopers Association.

Officer Noah Merrill Memorial Marker

Officer Noah Merrill Memorial Marker

On Wednesday, June 29th, members of the Department gathered at the Texas Canyon Rest Area on interstate 10 east of Benson to re-dedicate the flagstone memorial marker for DPS Officer Noah “Mac” Merrill #695, who was killed in the line of duty on December 11, 1978. In cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the memorial marker was relocated to the newly remodeled rest area. DPS Captain Dean Chase provided opening remarks.

The ceremony also recognize the efforts of several individuals who were instrumental in the relocation.

James Thomas, Operations Assistant for District 9, DPS Highway Patrol Division
Dan Casmer, ADOT
C.T. Revere, ADOT
Brad Andrews, ADOT
Bobby Wheeler, ADOT
Larry Saunders, KE&G Construction, Inc.
Justin Wilson, KE&G Construction, Inc.
Ross Parker, KE&G Construction, Inc.

AZ Troopers was proud to present a certificate of appreciation to each, as a way of thanking them for their dedication to the project. Sergeant Tim Wiedemann, AZ Troopers District 9 Director, represented the organization during the certificate presentation.

The ceremony was held on the eve of the re-opening of the rest area between Tucson and Lordsburg, NM.

Monsoon Safe Driving Tips

rain_window_glassDuring Arizona’s seasonal monsoons, getting behind the wheel can be hazardous. Arizona State Troopers respond to the increased dangers motorists face with slippery roads, unexpected wind gusts, flooded highways, and poor visibility. The Arizona State Troopers Association (ASTA) has several tips to help motorists stay safe on the roadways during Arizona’s monsoon season.

 

  1. SLOW DOWN: With heavy rains and lower visibility, it is important to stay safe by slowing down or waiting out the storm. Safer speeds might be slower than the posted speed limit.
  2. Running washes: Do not drive through running wash areas, as vehicles can become stranded. Washes can sweep away vehicles, endangering motorists and their passengers. If public emergency personnel are called to rescue a flooded motorist, the cost of those services can be billed to the motorist, plus an additional penalty up to $2,000 under Arizona’s “Stupid Motorists Law”.
  3. Hazard signs: Look for warnings from Arizona Department of Transportation billboards or call (with a hands-free device) 5-1-1 for updates. Mobile apps and services can also alert motorists by phone.
  4. Dust storms: If caught in a dust storm, pull over, turn off the vehicle and headlights and put the emergency brake on. Also, keep your foot off the brake pedal. Wait out the storm until the roadways are visible. Pull aside, stay alive.
  5. Distance between vehicles: Wet roads can effect breaking and stopping distance, so leave plenty of room between vehicles.
  6. Traffic light outage: If a traffic light is down, treat an intersection as a four-way stop.
  7. Vehicle inspection: Make sure vehicle lights and windshield wipers are working properly. Also check the vehicles tires, as poor tires conditions can result in the increased likelihood of sliding or hydroplaning.
  8. Extra time: Anticipate congestion and slower speeds when driving during a monsoon, so allow extra time when traveling to a destination.
  9. Emergency Kit: Consider an emergency kit with items like a first aid kit, flashlight, flares, jumper cables, jack and ground mat for changing tires, water, non-perishable food, boots, extra cell phone charger/batter booster, kitty litter/sand for traction and whistle.
  10. Seat belt: Always buckle up. It’s not only the law, but it’s the smart thing to do.

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ASTA Monsoon Driving Tips

 

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