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The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police represents the interests of more than 8,500 Arizona law enforcement professionals. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. Our members are committed to improving the working conditions of Arizona law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, community involvement and employee representation.

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  • Prop 124 – Vote Yes


    A quick personal ask. You will be receiving your mail-in ballot in a day or so on Prop 124. Prop 124 does only one thing; for all current ACTIVES AND RETIREES, it replaces a broken retiree benefit increase structure, which … Continue reading

  • Proposition 124 will ask voters to approve Pension Reform


    On May 17. 2016, Proposition 124 will ask voters to approve Pension Reform. For all Active and Retired Officers, a “Yes” on Prop 124 vote ONLY does one thing:  It exchanges the current retiree permanent benefit increase (PBI) structure for … Continue reading

  • Pension Reform Passes Senate, House, Headed to Governor


    Significant pension reform legislation, SB1428 PSPRS modifications, SB1429 public retirement systems; special election and SCR1019 public retirement system benefits, has been voted out of the Senate and House and will go to the Governor. Some sections of the proposal must be approved by voters … Continue reading

  • PSPRS Pension Reform Update

    The Arizona Capitol Museum is spread over four floors at the state Capitol and includes exhibits on the state’s 15 symbols, Fred Harvey and the Harvey Girls and other Arizona icons.  Jack Kurtz/The Republic The Arizona Capitol Museum on the grounds of the state capitol. Credit: Jack Kurtz/The Arizona Republic.

    On December 17, 2015, the Legislature’s Pension Reform Working Group, headed by Senator Lesko, released the first informational outline document describing the proposed legislative pension reform framework, which will be presented during the 2016 Arizona Legislative session. The legislative session … Continue reading

  • Two Pittsburgh police officers founded the Fraternal Order of Police in 1915


    Celebrating The 100th Anniversary of the Fraternal Order of Police By ESSENTIAL PITTSBURGH Click above  to listen to the interview with National FOP President, Chuck Canterbury: A century ago, two police officers from Pittsburgh decided they wanted better working conditions. They … Continue reading

  • Arizona DPS officer goes rogue, gets busted … by mom


    EJ Montini, The Republic | May 24, 2015 Department of Public Safety Officer Keith Anderson sighed deeply. He knew he was caught. “I was a worried someone like you would find out about this,” he told me “I didn’t want … Continue reading

  • The secret weapon for America’s beleaguered police


    By BEN SCHRECKINGER POLITICO Magazine 5/9/15 Amid unprecedented criticism, a union chief has a plan to redeem law enforcement’s image. American law enforcement, long accustomed to deference from Washington, faces a mounting onslaught. Its public image is in the tank, … Continue reading



    Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary, for the passage of S.125, the “Bulletproof Vest Partnership Reauthorization Act.” “I am very grateful and … Continue reading