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Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Robert Halliday along with the President of the Arizona Highway Patrol Association and the President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #32 discuss the impact of Proposition 100

Prop 100 impact on DPS

Friday, May 07, 2010 -


Over a three-day period on the weekend of May 7-10, the Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to eight fatality collisions throughout the State. These collisions, along with vehicle collisions involving serious injury and property damage, require a quick response by DPS highway patrol officers.

Should Proposition 100 fail, response times by DPS statewide could be affected.

Simply put, if Prop 100 does not pass, public safety in Arizona could be devastated.

“This agency will not look the same if Prop 100 does not pass. Service levels, collision response times, disabled motorist calls will be affected significantly,” said Robert Halliday, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Arizona citizens cannot afford to have their safety jeopardized,” said Jimmy Chavez, President of the Arizona Highway Patrol Association.

“Prop 100 will not just affect state law enforcement but will affect our assistance levels to other law enforcement agencies throughout the state,” according to John Ortolano, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #32.

Halliday, Chavez and Ortolano also reminded voters that Prop 100 is only a temporary sales tax that will go a long way toward keeping vital services like public safety at their current levels.