Dear members,

Please find below a copy of the letter the AHPA board submitted to to the Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the continuation of the Law Enforcement Merit System Council (LEMSC).  Click here to download the PDF: AHPA LEMSC Support Letter

“The current Law Enforcement Merit System Council is a direct successor to the Highway Patrol Merit System Council enacted by initiative measure on the November 1948 ballot. In a majority vote of the people, the new law required that the State to maintain a Highway Patrol Division, created the Highway Patrol Superintendent, established Highway Patrol manpower levels, and created a personnel system administered by the Merit System Council. The people of Arizona intended for Arizona’s state police to be covered by under a merit system, and the system they created by initiative has worked well for 66 years.”

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