Member Benefits

We are Arizona law enforcment

Any employee, sworn or civilian, of a member association is automatically a member of the Arizona Police Association (APA). We currently have 25 member associations representing over 12,000 law enforcement officers.

-Supporting the members of Arizona Law Enforcement since 1994

Legal Protections
Political Representation
Media Relations

Arizona Police Association,
supporting our members …

We are a 501(c)(5) non-profit public service organization whose mission is to represent the collective interest of our member associations in matters involving legal perspectives, compensation, benefits, and retirement security.

Your Member Benefits

All member associations have the following benefits readily available…

Criminal and Civil Defense provided by
Legal Defense Fund of PORAC

(Access to PORAC is contingent on your association opting into coverage)

Full scope of employment legal representation by an experienced criminal attorney from the outset of an investigation through trial

Experienced civil attorney to monitor and assist you in a scope of employment civil issue when your employer provides primary representation

If there is a conflict, inadequate representation, or if your employer refuses to defend you in a scope of employment civil legal issue, you will be provided independent counsel

PORAC (Learn more...)

The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Legal Defense Fund represents more than 135,000 members across most of the United States. PORAC’s employee base ranges from municipal police officers and firefighters, to deputy sheriffs, correctional officers and game and fish wardens. As an organization PORAC has been successfully representing peace officers since 1974. LDF or the Legal Defense Fund is one of the many products that PORAC offers to its membership. PORAC’s representative powers are obviously derived from its large and varied membership base.

The Legal Defense Fund was designed to provide additional protection, both criminal and civil, to its members who become involved in scope of employment incidents. The Legal Defense Fund is managed by peace officers for peace officers. The fund has cash reserves in excess of $30,000,000 million dollars to protect its membership, with no caps on benefits. Whatever a covered incident costs will be paid by the fund.

LDF Criminal and Civil representation is available regardless of who does the investigation. This includes investigations instigated by all the local, state and federal agencies. In addition to an experienced attorney, the “Customary and Usual” services provided by the LDF include investigators, expert witnesses, polygraphers, court reporters, and court costs. If a conflict arises in the coverage of multiple members, each member will receive separate council. Even if you are being defended and indemnified by your employer, the LDF will provide an experienced attorney to monitor your case and be available to answer any questions about the case, review the pleadings and discovery, watch for conflicts between you and your employer and watch for any signs of inadequate representation.

LDF representation is provided by a locally identified and approved panel of experienced attorneys. New organizational members to the fund do not have to give up their preferred attorneys. Through prior approval, most attorneys can be added to the Arizona Panel of attorneys approved by PORAC.

Labor and Administrative Representation

(Access to coverage is contingent on your association opting into coverage)

Napier, Baillie, Wilson Bacon & Tallone P.C. is a premier full-service law firm with an emphasis on the representation of peace officers in disciplinary, criminal, labor, workers’ compensation, personal injury and other civil matters.

Napier Baillie is dedicated to protecting the rights of peace officers, firefighters, public employees, and those who need expert legal assistance.

Napier Baillie’s diverse legal team includes attorneys, labor relations representatives, professional negotiators, and private investigators. These professionals offer a broad range of experience and knowledge in labor and employment law related to the public sector, particularly law enforcement.

Insurance services and free college tuition…

Washington National provides our members with very competetive pricing and excellent service for their supplemental health and life insurance offerings. Their products include insurance covering cancer, critical illness, heart, hospital stays, accident, and universal life.

As well, through a partnership with Eastern gateway Community College they provide free online college tuition for members of law enforcement and their families.

Life and other additional Insurance services …

American Income Life is an international Company protecting working families in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and through our wholly-owned subsidiary, National Income Life Insurance Company in New York.

American Income Life has served working class families since 1951 with life, accident, and supplemental health products to help protect members of labor unions, credit unions, associations, and their families. AIL representatives develop longterm relationships with clients and meet them where they are most comfortable: their homes.

Want to know more?

If you have questions about your benefits or how to access them through the APA (Arizona Police Association), just send us a quick message below and someone will reach out to you.

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