Category: First Responders

The Fight Against Human Trafficking in Arizona

The facts of human trafficking in Arizona. In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, I wanted to mention a few facts about this topic to bring awareness to it. The average age of a victim is between 12 and 14 years old.  The abuse that happens to these young people makes it extremely difficult to leave or get help. Arizona is part of what is called The Circuit.  We are in close proximity to two other major cities (Las Angeles and Las Vegas), which have a rotation of major events that come through all three cities.  This provides an easy

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Every First Responder Deserves Solace

“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.” — Prince Harry             I’m currently a 23-year veteran of a law enforcement agency.  My career started as a patrol deputy for approximately 5 years.  As a patrol deputy/first responder, I patrolled the streets responding to routine calls, as well as emergency calls for service.  In my later years in patrol, I eventually became a field training officer where I trained new recruits on how to become law enforcement professionals. I was

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