1 The ARIZONA NARCOTIC OFFICER Official publication of the Arizona Narcotic Officers Association Spring, 2014
2 t Past Presidents John Kozeliski Phoenix Police Department Jim Hart Tucson Police Department Kelly "KC" Clark Navajo County Sheriff s Office Phil Hawk Phoenix Police Department Greg Bargar Pima County Sheriff's Department Louie Gradias, Ret. Arizona Department of Public Safety Russ Rader, Ret. Phoenix Police Department Monica Kuhlt Cottonwood Police Department David C. Valencia, Ret. Pima County Sheriff's Department John Murphy Drug Enforcement Administration James Womack Apache County Sheriff's Department Jerry Montoya, Ret. Flagstaff Police Department Fran Karn, Ret. Arizona Department of Public Safety Andrew Tafoya Apache County Sheriff's Department Raul Rodriguez Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department Debbie Francis, Ret. Pinal County Sheriff's Department Jose Verdugo, Ret. Tucson Airport Authority Harry Traxler Mohave County Sheriff s Office Phil Gray, Ret. Pima County Sheriff's Department Mike Lehar Arizona Department of Public Safety Terry Flanagan, Ret. Mohave County Sheriff's Department John Mulder, Ret. Scottsdale Police Department Fran Karn, Ret. Arizona Department of Public Safety The Arizona Narcotic Officer is published twice each year. No part of this publication may be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission from ANOA. The Arizona Narcotic Officer assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. Send all correspondence to the Arizona Narcotics Officers Association, PMB177/1830 E. Broadway, #124, Tucson, Arizona All opinions in The Arizona Narcotic Officer are those of the authors and do not express or represent the views of The Arizona Narcotic Officers Association. Anyone interested in running for a position within the ANOA must submit a written request by July 1 of each year. Cover photos by ANOA Editor David Valencia. Publication design by t Issue CONTENTS t The Arizona Narcotic Officer 2 President's Message Keynote Speaker From the Advisor's Desk... 7 Regional News Conference , 29 Membership Application...26 ANOA Training in Arizona...28 Legal Update PRE-CONFERENCE t Deadline for Submissions Spring - April 30 Fall - Sept. 30 ISSUE NOW IN OUR 26TH YEAR
3 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 3 President's Message ANOA Alive! John Taylor, ANOA President Need Training? Contact YOUR Regional Rep! See Pg. 2 I am pleased to report that ANOA is alive and well as she enters a new quarter century of existence! We have definitely come a long way over the last 25 years. Last year s conference netted well over 500 attendees from throughout Arizona and our neighboring states. We celebrated our 25th anniversary by holding the biggest raffle to date and bringing in a host of new classes with very dynamic instructors. We hope not to miss a beat this year and have lined up more exciting classes and two exceptional speakers with very compelling personal stories of survival by overcoming incredible odds. Throughout the past year the Executive Board has been working tirelessly to bring our members an exciting conference in This meant searching out new class subjects that would be relevant to our members. We have added a few new classes we hope will meet the high expectations our membership have become accustomed to over the years as our training conferences consistently improve. Each day I pick up the newspaper I read another story about marijuana legalization. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court, without comment, essentially ruled Medical Marijuana Card holders and/or caretakers can transport marijuana between states. The recent ruling involved the Yuma County Sheriff s Office who seized marijuana from a California resident at a USBP checkpoint. The high courts ruled the marijuana had to be returned. Not only is there a constant erosion of marijuana laws, but the general public doesn t see the toll illegal marijuana use takes on society as a whole. We see it every day in broken homes, broken families, displaced children, violence, violence, and more violence. To view legalized marijuana as another tax revenue is shortsighted. The other side will see an increase in impaired drivers, more accidents, higher emergency medical costs, higher incarceration costs, more treatment costs, and the list goes on and on. The issue is cloaked in the garb of compassion, but we know the truth. It is incumbent upon us to continue the good fight and show the public the ills of marijuana use. In closing, I would like to thank our Executive Board for their hard work over the past year. I would also like to thank our magazine Editor, David Valencia. After his tenure as President was complete in 2004, Mr. Valencia took on the duties of Editor and literally brought our magazine out of the dark ages. Each issue has always been better than the one before, and I am here to make sure his efforts do not go unnoticed. I look forward to seeing you all in Tempe this July. Stay safe. Sincerely, John Taylor, President
4 4 The Arizona Narcotic Officer President John Taylor (520) I st Vice President Bryan Benson nd Vice President James Grisham /2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES REGION ONE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Sandy Basham, DEA (Maricopa, Pinal, Gila counties) Sandy Basham, DEA Zack Mauzy, Maricopa Co. Sheriff's Office rd Vice President Kenny Williams Sgt.-at-Arms REGION TWO (Coconino, Navajo, Apache, Yavapai, Graham & Greenlee counties) Chris Oaks, Apache Co. Sheriff's Office Ryan Beckman, Flagstaff Police Department Clint Hill Immediate Past President John Kozeliski Executive Director Phil Gray Pima County Sheriff's Department REGION THREE (Yuma, La Paz, Mohave counties) Brandon Grasse, Bullhead City Police Department REGION FOUR (Pima, Santa Cruz & Cochise counties) Javier Garayzar, Arizona DPS Ken Hedrick, Pima County Sheriff's Department
5 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 5 Introducing 2014 Keynote Speaker Special Agent Joe Piersante MEET the Conference July Many of you may know Joe Piersante. Joe was a Special Agent with the DEA assigned to the Phoenix Field Division in November of Joe left the Phoenix Field Division to join the DEA FAST Team in What you may not know is what Joe has been up to since he left Phoenix. On October 31, 2011 DEA Special Agent Joe Piersante was in Afghanistan with his FAST-Delta team, along with members of the Afghan National Interdiction and Australian Defense Forces on a Command Joint Task Force Mission to search for narcotics and heroin production laboratories. Throughout the threehour operation the team received sporadic fire from Taliban insurgents that escalated into effective enemy fire. After completing the mission, the team maneuvered to a helicopter landing zone to await extraction. As the fourth and final helicopter landed to pick up the team, the Taliban unleashed a wave of automatic gunfire. Joe instinctively used his machine gun to neutralize the threat which enabled his teammates to board the helicopter. While protecting the rear flank of the helicopter, Joe was struck in the head with a bullet that wounded him and knocked him unconscious. Joe s teammates took heroic actions that saved his life. Special agents and Australian soldiers exited the helicopter and retuned fire while others grabbed Joe and drug him into the helicopter. Once inside the Australian Medic team began lifesaving measures on Joe that not only saved his life, but stabilized him from further injury. Joe was transported to the Kandahar hospital. Less than 24 hours after being shot, Joe was transferred to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany, and then transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In December of 2011, Joe was transferred to the Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Center in Richmond Virginia. A little more than a month later, Joe showed extraordinary improvement and was released and went home. Special Agent Joe Piersante is still working in the DEA and has agreed to be one of ANOA s keynote speakers this year. Make sure you hear his miraculous story in person by registering now for the 26th Annual Arizona Narcotic Officers Association Training Conference July 21-24th, Special Agent Joe Piersante
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7 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 7 From the Advisor's Desk Keeping the Faith By James P. Molesa, Executive Board Advisor So now the time has come, and the curtain has been pulled back on what the real objective was with Medical Marijuana. With the introduction of marijuana into mainstream society through the medicalization and compassion, we now see some of our legislators and legalizers saying, as a state, we should just legalize marijuana for routine consumption. This will setup an interesting debate between those medical marijuana individuals who have sunk thousands of dollars in establishing their dispensaries and clinics only to have it undercut by their previous bed-fellows, the legalizers. Once marijuana is legalized, there is no reason for the medical clinics to exist. There will be a segment of marijuana users who will seek out the protection that the medicalization classification offers users against their employers who don t want to lose their job when they show up stoned. As events unfold in Colorado and Washington State, the legalization movement will be under pressure to move the issue along here in Arizona as the problems unfold with marijuana availability and usage. Already we are seeing the incidents of drug-related DUI s increasing dramatically in Colorado. On the heels of the debate that continues nationally, as to what is the intoxication level of marijuana, this is far from being settled. Colorado criminal justice officials are asking their State legislators for additional funding to address this new ancillary issue. In Colorado, when the referendum was passed by voters, a key talking point was the government revenue that was going to be raised through marijuana sales. While sales are up, the tax revenue collected thus far is far below previous estimates. Colorado cities have seen a dramatic increase in marijuana tourists, which is not always that same tourist clientele that local Chamber of Commerce would like to see come into their state. Interesting enough, a news story buried in the middle of the March 16 Arizona Republic, speaks of the trials and tribulations of legalized marijuana in the Netherlands and cities around Amsterdam. They are trying to figure out how to re-legalize marijuana, and discourage the marijuana tourists who come to their communities to get high. The loss of the quality of life within their communities and their country has caused them to realize their social experiment is a failure as we begin ours. this will dramatically affect everyone s ability to protect their communities Recently a bill introduced in the Arizona Legislature (HB2460) would allow certified peace officers to conduct warrantless searches on individual(s) on probation after reasonable suspicion had been established the person was engaged in criminal activity. This bill is currently law in 17 states and has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The bill is being spearheaded by The Yavapai County Sheriff s Office (YCSO) and YCSO Lieutenant Tom Boelts. Tom s leadership on this issue has been notable, along with Sheriff Scott Mascher. The numbers make all the sense in the world. In Arizona we have 83,000 individuals on some sort of probation. There are less than 1,000 probation officers state wide. There are more than 14,000 peace officers who work You can only imagine the number within the 83,000 folks that have a recreational drug issue. This is supported by the Arizona Sheriff s Association as well as the Arizona Chiefs of Police. Call you State Representatives and Senators and let them know what you think. The first week in February ANOA Past President Phil Hawk and I travelled to Washington, D.C. for the National Narcotic Officers Association Coalition (NNOAC) meetings. During this time we contacted members of our Congressional Delegation and encouraged them to continue to support the BYRNE-JAG program. Most State and Local taskforces use BYRNE-JAG as a major funding resource to continue operations in their communities. This year the Administration and Congress agreed to fund BYRNE at about $380 million nationwide. This grant is usually funded at about $600 million, so we are facing about a 50% cut. Clearly this will dramatically affect everyone s ability to protect their communities. In our conversations with our Representatives and Senators we encouraged them to revisit the funding level, and increase it to an amount that could sustain our current operations. On March 17, we (ANOA) were contacted by key Congressional Reps on BYRNE-JAG and told there were two bills being circulated in the House and the Senate to increase the BYRNE-JAG Funding. We (ANOA) reached out to our delegation and encouraged them to sign on as cosponsors to get this through. The response we got was positive, but we still need to keep the faith. Stay safe.
8 8 The Arizona Narcotic Officer Illegal Gaming Bust LOCATION: FLAGSTAFF Metro Street Crimes concluded a long term investigation involving an illegal internet gambling business which opened its doors in Flagstaff. Working in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Gaming, the Metro unit conducting tons of surveillance and undercover operations inside of the business to identify the owners and confirm the illegality of the computers being utilized as gambling machines. The owners were ultimately identified and tied to another associate who had been involved in the same operations in several other states. Three simultaneous search warrants were executed in Flagstaff and Phoenix which resulted in more than $12K in cash and the seizure of 182 computers and hard drives worth estimated $100K dollars. three simultaneous search warrants were executed
9 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 9 Regional $250k Hit LOCATION: PHOENIX Phoenix Police Department s Uniformed Drug Interdiction Unit recently scored nearly $250k in cash and 2 kilos of cocaine while conducting follow-up on a narcotic investigation. Officers D. Jones, B. Catalano and M. Moissonnier went to a residence in the 11,000 block of W. Devonshire Ave and contacted a male resident who had outstanding felony warrants. After talking their way inside they observed a money counter, numerous drug wrappings and a ledger. The male advised the officers he had a gun in the residence, but there were no drugs. The male also advised the officers he had two visitors in the home. The officers served the arrest warrants and obtained a search warrant for the residence. Located in the home was a single firearm, 2 kilos of cocaine in the attic and $245k in U.S. currency. Nearly $35k was found in the master bedroom and an additional $211k was found in an elaborate hidden compartment in a 2003 Honda Pilot. the driver was displaying the "felony stretch" technique regional news, cont.
10 10 The Arizona Narcotic Officer Santa Muerta Riding Shotgun LOCATION: SANDERS In late February 2014, Apache County Sheriff s Deputy C. Oakes conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation. Upon talking with the driver of the vehicle, who would not make eye contact, Deputy Oakes noticed a Santa Muerta pendant hanging from the mirror. Several indicators of criminal activity were noticed, and consent to search the vehicle was requested and granted by the female passenger, and registered owner. While searching the vehicle, heavy tooling was located throughout the vehicle. A thorough search of the vehicle yielded items associated with drug smuggling. (tape, plastic baggies, mustard and no sandwich stuff, laundry detergent etc.) The female subject was taken to the Port of Entry in Sanders, Arizona, and searched by a female officer. Two large bundles of methamphetamine were located in a compression undergarment worn by the female. Each package weighed 1.5 pounds. Through the investigations it was learned the female had made several trips between Mexico and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Riding shotgun in the vehicle were Jesus Malverde, Santa Muerta, and other patron saints. The female hailed from Los Angeles and the driver was a resident of Yuma, Arizona. Air Freshener Blues LOCATION: SPRINGERVILLE the driver was displaying the "felony stretch" technique In mid-november, 2013, a 52-year-old Avondale man was stopped by a Apache County Sheriff s Office deputy for a traffic violation on US 60 near Springerville, Arizona. The vehicle was registered to a third party, who was not present. When the deputy initiated contact, the driver displayed nervous behavior. The deputy smelled an overwhelming air freshener scent and observed numerous air fresheners present in the vehicle. While a warning was being completed, the driver of the vehicle was displaying the felony stretch technique, along with several other giveaways. The deputy requested, and was granted, consent to search the vehicle. Discovered in the trunk of the vehicle was a soft-sided briefcase, containing 5 tubular shaped packages of methamphetamine. Each tube weighed one pound. The driver did not cooperate with law enforcement and was booked into jail. It was later learned the arrestee had been incarcerated for money laundering.
11 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 11 Regional Bullhead City White In late February detectives of the Mohave Area General Narcotic Enforcement Team (MAGNET) arrested a subject for narcotic related charges. The subject ultimately decided he would assist detectives by conducting a controlled purchase of cocaine from the subject s supplier. After contacting the supplier and being fitted with a wire, the subject met with the supplier in the parking lot of a local store in Bull Head City. The subject purchased two ounces of cocaine from the supplier and both parted ways. A short time later the supplier was corralled by MAGNET detectives and charged with numerous drug narcotic related charges. Strangely, the supplier commented to police that he was hiding out to avoid another drug dealer whom he owed money too. Jail might not look to bad for the supplier. Bullhead City Arrest LOCATION: LAKE HAVASU & BULLHEAD The Mohave Area General Narcotic Enforcement Team (MAGNET) assisted the U.S. Marshal Service and Lake Havasu Police Department (LHCPD) in the arrest of a subject considered to be a high flight risk. Members of the LHC Police and the US Marshal s Office began searching locations in Lake Havasu City for the subject after receiving information he might be hiding out there. At the same time MAGNET detectives received information the subject was actually in Bullhead City. After extensive surveillance the subject was indeed located in Bullhead City. The subject was ultimately taken into custody. A search of his body yielded three grams of heroin. Four ounces of methamphetamine was located in the subject s vehicle after detectives served a search warrant. The subject was booked into jail charges with the original federal warrant and numerous drug related charges. A job well done across jurisdictional lines. a job well done across jurisdictional lines better off in jail regional news, cont.
12 12 The Arizona Narcotic Officer Regional Kingpin Down DEA STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF JOAQUIN EL CHAPO GUZMAN LOERA Feb. 24 (WASHINGTON) The arrest of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera was a significant achievement for Mexico and a major step forward in our shared fight against transnational organized crime, violence, and drug trafficking. We congratulate the Mexican people and their government on the capture of the alleged head of the Sinaloa Cartel. The DEA and Mexico have a strong partnership, and we will continue to support Mexico in its efforts to improve security for its citizens and continue to work together to respond to the evolving threats posed by transnational criminal organizations. Meth & Cash on I-40 LOCATION: FLAGSTAFF In late Janurary 2014, Arizona DPS Officer J. Lewis conducted a traffic stop on I-40, MP 322 for a traffic violation. Upon contacting the driver, Officer Lewis noticed several indicators of criminal activity. Officer Lewis obtained consent to search the vehicle from the 38-year old Hispanic male driver. During the search of the vehicle, Officer Lewis located tooling around the center console of the vehicle. The center section of the console was removed and five Ziploc bags of methamphetamine, wrapped in mustard, were discovered. Also located in the same concealed compartment was a bundle of U.S. currency. The driver, an Albuquerque native, refused to cooperate with law enforcement and was arrested. This load originated in Phoenix, Arizona. Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman being escorted by soldiers at a Navy airstrip in Mexico City regional news, cont.
13 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 13 Keeping it Rural LOCATION: GILA BEND Submitted by Detective Bryan Benson For the last four years the Maricopa County HIDTA Task Force has been working desert interdiction in the southern Maricopa County area. The standard area of operations is in the Gila Bend area to include the Barry Goldwater Air Force bombing range. In the last few months they have had several significant marijuana seizures which include a number of quads that have been transporting bulk marijuana through the desert. Last month they were able to spot a Chevy Avalanche with numerous bundles of marijuana in the bed of the vehicle which was covered by a camouflage tarp traveling across the hot bombing range. With the assistance from the Phoenix Police high altitude plane, a CBP (Customs and Border Protection) Blackhawk helicopter and a Yuma helicopter they were able to capture the driver and the three passenger s. The vehicle was found to contain 578 lbs of marijuana. Great job guys. The Arizona Narcotic Officers Association acknowledges the continued support of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
14 14 The Arizona Narcotic Officer LEAD SYNTHETIC DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON Part of nationwide effort under Operation Log Jam In December 2013, DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman and U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo, District of Arizona announced that Michael Rocky Lane, 52, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was sentenced on Dec. 17, 2013 by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 180 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. Lane was found guilty by a federal jury on July 19, 2013 of two counts of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance analogue and one count of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance analogue. Today s sentence represents DEA s continued commitment to pursue drug traffickers who believe they can skirt our nation s laws and threaten our communities with their poisons, said DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman. For criminals seeking to profit through the sale and manufacturing of these dangerous drugs, our message is clear: we know how you operate; we know where you hide; and we will not stop until we bring you to justice. This sentence reflects the seriousness of manufacturing and distributing drug analogues, stated U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo. The defendant tried to avoid prosecution by manufacturing chemically re-designed drugs to imitate the effects of illegal drugs. This is not only illegal, but very dangerous because the effects of the re-designed drugs are often unpredictable. The U.S. Attorney s Office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute such novel attempts to circumvent our drug laws. Evidence presented at trial proved that during the spring and summer of 2011, Lane was one of the lead sales personnel at Consortium Distribution (Consortium). Consortium was the manufacturer of Eight Ballz Bath Salt, which contained the powerful stimulant Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), an analogue of the Schedule I controlled substance methcathinone. In October of 2011, the DEA temporarily scheduled MDPV as a Schedule I controlled substance. Despite this scheduling, Consortium s activities did not cease. Lane found replacement chemicals to be used in their next generation of bath salts products. These replacement chemicals included, among others, MDPV analogues like Alph-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (APVP) and Alpha-Pyrrolidinobutiophenone (APBP). The product was then re-named Eight Ballz Ultra Premium Glass Cleaner. Consortium manufactured this APVP product up until approximately May of 2012, at which time it ceased manufacturing bath salts products due to law enforcement investigations involving designer drugs. Lane left Consortium around the fall of 2011 and started his own designer drug business, Dynamic Distribution ( Dynamic ). Dynamic s main products were Amped Lady Bug Attractant Exuberance Powder, White Water Rapid Lady Bug Attractant Exuberance Powder, and Snowman Glass Cleaner. Lane was the mastermind behind Dynamic s operations and employed approximately 20 individuals, who were involved in manufacturing, packaging, and distributing these designer drugs, and running its day-today operations. Evidence at trial showed that Dynamic s designer drugs were powerful cocaine-like or methamphetamine-like stimulants that got people high, were marketed like other illicit drugs and were purposefully mislabeled in an effort to circumvent federal law. Lane was aware of all of this, but falsely assured many of his employees that his business was legitimate. Dynamic made millions of dollars manufacturing and selling these products to smoke shops and individual users across the United States. The operations at Dynamic continued until July 25, 2012, when DEA executed a federal search warrant at Dynamic and arrested Lane at his residence. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution was handled by the U.S. Attorney s Office, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
15 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 15 GREASY METH LOCATION: BULLHEAD CITY In January 2014, the Bullhead City Police Department Vice/Narcotics Section, in conjunction with the HIDTA MAGNET Task Force and the Arizona DPS GIITEM Task Force, executed a search warrant on a residence which resulted in the discovery of two sealed Valvoline grease tubes containing approximately 6.5 ounces of methamphetamine. Meth concealed in grease tubes was delivered regularly to the residence for distribution. Officers discovered the contraband by squeezing the tubes and detecting a substance inconsistent with grease. the substance was inconsistent with grease News & Busts LOCATION: NAVAJO COUNTY In late January the Navajo County Major Crimes Apprehension Team (MCAT) received a text message on a cell phone owned by the task force from several subjects trying to sell methamphetamine. The text message was answered and a meeting was set up with the suspects. The suspects met MCAT detectives in White Mountain Lakes and were arrested after selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer. Navajo County Sheriff s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop near Holbrook, Arizona. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded $37k U.S. Both occupants of the vehicle were booked into jail on money laundering related charges. Members of the Navajo County MCAT team executed two search warrants in the Snowflake area that resulted in the seizure of 20 pounds of marijuana. One subject was arrested and booked into the Navajo County Jail. Persistence in Casa Grande In February 2012, Casa Grande P.D. Narcotics Unit initiated an investigation into Kelvin Barnett a local career criminal with seven felony convictions. These convictions included manslaughter, robbery and drug sales. Mr. Barnett was also on probation. According to the confidential informant (CI), Mr. Barnett was dealing meth from a local hotel with his girlfriend Jennifer Sutton, who also had an extensive criminal history. The confidential informant was able to purchase meth directly from Mr. Barnett and Ms. Sutton. During the buy however, Mr. Barnett became suspicious and forced the CI into his car. Mr. Barnett then left the area and proceeded to sell meth to another customer. Officers and Detectives attempted a traffic stop, but Mr. Barnett refused to stop, driving to a small apartment complex were several of his family members lived and were congregated outside. The family members, upon seeing the pursing officers, became hostile and attempted to intervene in the arrest. Mr. Barnett was arrested and found to be in possession of nearly 1 oz. of meth, $2,000 cash and a drug ledger. A search warrant was served at Mr. Barnett s hotel room where further evidence was seized. Mr. Barnett made it clear he would take the case to trial and did so in June Mr. Barnett was found guilty and sentenced to 39 years in prison. Ms. Sutton was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The case was aggressively prosecuted by Deputy Pinal County Attorney s Jill Sosin and Kate Pierce. Regional regional news, cont.
16 16 The Arizona Narcotic Officer ANOA 26th Annual Training Conference Double Tree by Hilton 2100 S. Priest Drive Tempe, AZ July 21-24, 2014 Room Rates for $62.00 plus tax Limited rooms available. Book early! To reserve a room call Code: ANOA AZ Narcotics AN1 For more info: Conference Classes Include: (subject to change) Defense Attorney Tactics Stash House Investigations Below 100 Search and Seizure Undercover Operations Trade Base Money Laundering Street Development Synthetic Drugs Social Media for Investigators Highway Interdiction - Plus many more classes KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: PPD Officer Jason Schechterle - Burning Shield DEA S/A Joe Piersante Recipient of the Congressional Badge of Bravery Early registration by July 1 only $ per student. Standard registration after July 1 $ Pay Pal payments now accepted! Arizona Narcotics Officers Association Phone: Fax: AZNARCOTICOFFICERS.ORG
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19 The Arizona Narcotic Officer 19 Pinal County K-9 Unit In March of 2013, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Chief Steve Henry promoted and placed Sgt. Daniel Lopez over the canine program with the direction to revamp the program to enhance the criminal interdiction and patrol support capabilities and to make it the best possible canine program. Upon review, it was determined that not only did the unit need changes in their operations, but they also needed a change in the unit s culture. Updates began with review and revision of canine unit policy and record keeping, resulting in the first ever Canine Unit Manual within the Pinal County Sheriff s Office. This was developed to supplement the canine unit policy and provide guidelines for the canine teams. The next items looked at were canine selection, handler selection, and the training program. After extensive research, a rigorous canine selection test was developed that tested dogs not for their current training, but rather for their natural drives, instincts, and abilities. This testing process had resulted in about a 90% failure rate of police service dog candidates. However, the canines that passed the selection test have proven to be highly reliable and capable police service dogs. In addition, the handler selection process was changed to select handlers that had proven reliability and pro-activity on the street. The handlers were brought into the unit, provided advanced criminal interdiction training and guidance and refocused their work towards interdiction within their communities. This effort has proven successful in enhancing the team s interdiction and patrol support efforts throughout the county. The canine training program has also had extensive review and revision beginning with the drug detection training program. Updated training techniques have been adopted that continue to develop and enhance the detection capabilities of the teams. The current training program utilizes techniques that develop the canine s natural abilities, enhancing independence, aggression or drive to get to the source of odor, final response, and reliability. Gone are the days of rigid control over the dog when the handler controlled when, where, and how the dogs searched. Handlers now develop and work in partnership as a team with their canine taking full advantage of the canine s most powerful sense, the sense of smell. This program has proven itself with great enhancements to the canine s abilities and successes in training and on the street. The department is currently undergoing review and revision for their Patrol (suspect location and apprehension) training program. Several classes have been identified that will greatly enhance the teams capabilities to locate and apprehend serious offenders, and develop tactical deployment regional news, cont. JASON SCHECHTERLE - Retired Phoenix Police Officer, Luckiest man alive and OUR Keynote Speaker at the next ANOA Conference July Growing up, Jason had one dream - to serve as a Phoenix Police Officer. Inspired by his brother and the tragic loss of a local law enforcement hero, Jason worked persistently towards his dream. After serving four years in the Air Force, at the age 26, Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason's life took an unexpected, dramatic and, at the time, tragic turn. On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 700 degrees. Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted. Jason's journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His personal narrative exemplifies that the power of the human spirit can never be underestimated or extinguished. His story is also a testament of true love and the dedication Jason and his wife have in their commitment to honor their family and the vows of marriage in good times and bad. His story is one of life, rebirth and transformation. Jason represents the human experience at its very best - an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest person alive!
20 20 The Arizona Narcotic Officer Pinal County K-9 Unit, cont. Successes Present Back-up calls for service: 1,456 Traffic Stops: 7,727 Felony Arrests: 351 Misdemeanor Arrests: 216 Marijuana Seized: 8,727 lbs Methamphetamine Seized: 49 lbs Cocaine Seized: 26 lbs Heroin Seized: 49 lbs Vehicles Seized: 79 U.S. Currency Seized: $765,212 capabilities to better support the department s SWAT and special operations division. This program has begun and is already showing great results in the performance and reliability of the canine teams. Funding resources are currently being sought to continue this effort. The K-9 Unit also made a commitment to continually seek out different and better training and deployment techniques in an effort to prevent their program from becoming stagnant. They believe this to be a common issue with many law enforcement training programs. This will help to keep the teams at the top of their game and at the forefront of industry standards. The last and most important major change within the program was with its internal culture. This began with the assignment of all canine teams under one chain of command. This established Unity of Command, program-wide standards, and developed unit camaraderie / teamwork. The program has seen a dramatic increase in moral, stronger work ethic, teamwork, professionalism, support of command and mission intent, and success. All of the canine teams now strive to work together to complete the agencies mission for the program. They are continuing to push themselves and each other to do and be better. They are all becoming strong leaders and invaluable resources within the agency. Keep in mind this has been with minimal staffing as the development of this program has forced dog teams in and out of service. By the mid-year it is expected the unit will have six sworn dog teams and both detention dog teams in full service. Outstanding job!
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