ABLE MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

       

ABLE November 17, 2016 General Membership Meeting

 

Chief Jeri Williams is seated with Surprise Chief T. McDonald, Miami Chief S. Preston, and friends from ABLE

 

ABLE Welcomes Chief Jeri Williams

back to Phoenix

During ABLE's November 17, 2016 General Membership Meeting, ABLE members and friends welcome Phoenix Police Department's new Chief of Police Jeri Williams back to the Valley of the Sun.  Chief Williams retired in 2011 from Phoenix PD as a Assistant Chief to become the Chief of Police in Oxnard, California.  She has returned to Phoenix to assume the job as Chief to continue and advance the Phoenix Police

Department's efforts to solve and prevent crime.

 

The Phoenix Police Department is currently looking for laterals and recruits to join their team.

Click on the Phoenix Patch below to be linked their recruitment website.

 

www.phoenix.gov/POLICE 

 

 

 
 
 

ABLE February 19, 2015 General Membership Meeting

 

   

Principal Cabrera provided an educational presentation on Franklin Police & Fire High School.

 

Franklin Police & Fire High School

Producing future law enforcers

 

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 ABLE held its bi-monthly meeting at St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix. We had a presentation from Mr. Lorenzo Cabrera, the Principal at Franklin Police and Fire High School (FPFHS), at 1745 W McDowell Rd in Phoenix, AZ.  Their high school was rated among the best in the State of Arizona, and have recently received a national award.  FPFHS has a 100% graduation rate and many of their students go on to pursue careers in public safety.

Visit their website to find out more about their successful program by clicking on the following link: http://www.phoenixunion.org/franklin

       

ABLE honored Cindy Hill, the past Director of POSA Outreach, and James Hill, President of POSA (Police Officers of Scottsdale Association) with awards of recognition for there long-time efforts with the Shop With A Cop program which has for several years fed and given gifts to hundreds of youth all over the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  Through POSA sponsorships several students from East Valley Institute of Technology, Franklin Police & Fire High School, Phoenix Job Corps, South Mountain High School's Court in the Classroom Program, Valley Police Explorers, Arizona State University, and Maricopa County Community Colleges attended the ABLE Criminal Justice Conferences and obtained training and education from various aspects of the criminal justice community.

                                                                 

 

Chief Melvin, Cindy Hill, Donna McHenry, James Hill, & Terry Yahweh

 

Police Chief Patrick Melvin of the Salt River Police Department mention that POSA Outreach was able to help several children from the Salt River Tribal Community with their Shop-With-A-Cop program this year.  Ms. Donna McHenry, an administrator with Maricopa County, was contacted regarding POSA's Shop-With-A-Cop program and assisted in referring a woman and her family who were living out of their car to POSA Outreach, and POSA was able to assist this family by providing the children with meals and gifts during the Christmas Holiday season.  We appreciate our long partnership with POSA, and we thank them for their Shop-With-A-Cop program that have enriched the lives of hundreds of children of all ethnicities in The Valley of the Sun.

 

ABLE Meeting attendees include ABLE members, staff and students from Franklin Police & Fire High School, staff from Phoenix Job Corps Law Enforcement and Security Program, and also from the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA).

 
                                                                             

 

ABLE December 4, 2014 General Membership Meeting

 

The Work & Duties of an SRO

(School Resource Officer)

On Thursday, December 4, 2014 ABLE held its bi-monthly meeting at St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix. We had a presentation from ABLE member Chandler Police Officer David Woodard, who is a School Resource Officer a school in Chandler, AZ.  He explained his duties which include: protecting the students, staff, parents, and property at the  school; crime and drug prevention; assisting area police departments; on site investigations; mentoring students, and other responsibilities.

 

         

ABLE Award presentations during the December 4, 2014 Meeting

 

Officer Woodard was presented with an appreciation award for his presentation.  Ms. Donna McHenry was also given an appreciation award for her "Crime Prevention in Maricopa County" presentation in April 30, 2014.  The above right photograph is of Salt River Chief of Police Patrick Melvin with his son Lorenzo Melvin.  Lorenzo was one of three recipients of the $1,000.00 dollar ABLE Education Scholarships that were announced during the past ABLE Criminal Justice Conference and he was presented with his plaque of recognition during the meeting.

                                                                             

 

ABLE October 23, 2014 General Membership Meeting

 

Paula Moore left, showing a police media reel, and receiving an ABLE Award

 

On Thursday, October 23, 2014 ABLE held its bi-monthly meeting at St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix. We had a great meeting with a presentation by ABLE member Paula Moore, who is a Media Production Specialist with the Phoenix Police Department. 

 

We also presented the ABLE Award Scholarship plaque to Cynthia Thomas, who is the first recipient of the $1000.00 A.J. Miller Community Action Scholarship.  Cynthia is a criminal justice and political science senior student at Arizona State University. She is now preparing to take the LSAT exam to get accepted into law school. She informed us that the ABLE Scholarship aided in her academic success.

 

Two additional recipients of the annual $1000.00 ABLE Criminal Justice Scholarships were Ajsia Howard of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, and Lorenzo Melvin of Northern Arizona State University.

 

Cynthia Thomas is presented with her Award plaque by ABLE President Terry Yahweh

 

                                                                                   
 

ABLE April 30, 2014 General Membership Meeting

The April 30, 2014 ABLE General Membership Meeting was held at Saint Luke's Hospital, 1800 E Van Buren Street in Phoenix.  Donna McHenry a Crime Prevention Specialist for the Maricopa County Justice System Planning & Information Department was the featured speaker.

 

During the meeting we also recognized the retirement of Lieutenant Franklin Caldwell from Surprise Police Department.  We also thanked Councilman Michael Johnson as he completed three terms, 12 years, as a Phoenix City Councilman.

 

 

           

                   Lieutenant Caldwell and former Councilman Johnson accepts their retirement plaques.

 

                                                                                   
 

ABLE February 12, 2014 General Membership Meeting

The February 12, 2014 ABLE General Membership Meeting was held at Saint Luke's Hospital, 1800 E Van Buren Street in Phoenix. 

   

     Sgt. Mark Schweikert                      Sgt. Schweikert's CRU Presentation          With ABLE President Yahweh

Sergeant Mark Schweikert of the Phoenix Police Community Response Unit (CRU) was our featured speaker.  The CRU works with several diverse communities in the City of Phoenix, and with the diverse advisory boards to listen to all concerns, and to work to have a harmonious environment for all citizens.

 

ABLE July 28, 2010 General Membership Meeting

The July 28, 2010 ABLE General Membership Meeting was held at Saint Luke's Hospital, 1800 E Van Buren Street in Phoenix. 

Director Debbie Cotton, of the City of Phoenix Transit Office with Phoenix Police Commander Louis Tovar were our featured speakers.  They covered the responsibilities of Transit Director, the operations of the Phoenix Transit System, and the security of the Transit System.

Come back to see a more comprehensive review of the ABLE Meeting and our community based relationship with Saint Luke's Hospital.

 
                                                                                   
 

ABLE May 26, 2010 General Membership Meeting

The May 26, 2010 ABLE General Membership Meeting was held at the office of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) 1102 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 at 6:00 p.m. 

The training presentation covered auto theft and the related crimes of trafficking in stolen property, chop shops, joyriding, and robbery.  Refreshments will be available at the meeting.

* * The training for this meeting was determined to qualify by AZ POST for 1 hour of continuing education credits. * *

Visit the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association website: www.azplea.com

 
                                                                                   
 

ABLE March 24, 2010 General Membership Meeting

 

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* * The training for this meeting was determined to qualify by AZ POST for 1 hour of continuing education credits. * *

Visit the Scottsdale Police Department website: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/police.asp.

 
                                                                                   
 

ABLE January 27, 2010 General Membership Meeting

 

                 Victims' Advocate Kanika Henry                            Director Kelly Larkin, Advocate - Kanika Henry,

                                                                                                                                         and ABLE President Terry Yahweh, look on.

 
The January 27, 2010 ABLE General Membership Meeting was held at Franklin Police and Fire High School, 1645 W McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85007.   Our guest speaker wasKanika Henry, a victim's advocate with MADD - Mother's Against Drunk Driving.  Her presentation covered how the MADD organization was started, National and Arizona Crash Statistics, Underage Drinking, and Partnerships with Law Enforcement.  The Executive Director of the Arizona Chapter of MADD, Kelly Larkin, was present at the meeting and also offered insight on how partnerships with law enforcement makes for a better community.
 
* * The training for this meeting was determined to qualify by AZ POST for 1 hour of continuing education credits. * *
 
Visit the Arizona Chapter of MADD and consider donating to their worthy cause at: http://www.madd.org/az
 
 
 

 

 

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