Board Members

AZCOPS Elected Officials

Scott Glass


Scott has been a part of AZCOPS since 1998. Prior to being President, he was the Vice President, Finance Committee member, and a Grievance Rep. Scott retired from the Tucson Police Department as a detective after 22 years of distinguished service. He is committed to serving our Law Enforcement Professionals across the state of Arizona. 


Vice President

Ben is a lieutenant with the Phoenix Police Department and has been with the agency for 33 years.  He is currently the president of the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association (PPSLA), which represents over 400 supervisors of the Department.  Ben's priority for members is ensuring that everyone has their due process rights preserved and respected, especially in this time where there is so much anti-police rhetoric and false narratives which have led to politically based actions against police officers.  This is unacceptable in the law enforcement profession.

During his career, Ben has worked assignments throughout the Department.  He began representing members over 14 years ago and later joined the PPSLA Executive Board as a Trustee.  He later became the Secretary and then the Treasurer, before being elected as President in 2018.

Ben brought PPSLA back to AZCOPS in 2018 after becoming President of PPSLA.  He did this because of AZCOPS' commitment to helping its members, the integrity of the organization, and because AZCOPS has the best legal protection plan in Arizona for law enforcement.  He is committed to preserving these principles and is honored to serve on the Executive Board as your Secretary.

Joshua Farias


Joshua is a sergeant with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office and started his Law Enforcement Career in 2009. He was appointed as Sergeant at Arms in 2021. He is the president of the Yuma County Deputies Association. He is honored to be serving as Secretary for the AZCOPS Executive Board.

Rick Benavidez


I am a Veteran of the United States Air Force. I was elected to AZCOPS Executive Board as Treasure in 2019.  I am both humbled and honored to sit upon the AZCOPS Executive Board and intend to represent the organization and our members to the best of my ability. It has always been important to me to be involved with Unions to ensure that members are educated of their rights and are always represented.

In the 17.5 years working at Pinal County Sheriff’s office, I have held positions on the Pinal Counties Deputies Association as Vice President, and the current President. I served as Vice President of the Steelworkers Union and as Grievance Chairman.  Just as it is important for me to be involved in Unions and Associations, I have also been involved in my community as well. I have served on the Oracle SchoolDistrict Governing Board, and coached multiple sports in the community and for the school district. Served on the Little League Board; currently the Connections Learning Center Director.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going fishing, and watching the Boston Red Sox!

Scott Hearne

Sergeant at Arms

Bio Coming Soon.

David Stone

Executive Director

David is retired from the Tucson Police Department where he spent time in multiple assignments including Patrol, Bikes, SRO, Community Response Team, DEA, and several multi-agency task force groups.

After retiring from Tucson P.D., David worked as a Private Investigator and a Criminal Investigator with Pima County for several years.

As a former member of AZCOPS, he understands the need for due process. He is honored to be given the task of continuing what former Executive Director, Jim Parks worked so tirelessly to build and is grateful to be entrusted with the opportunity. David is committed to excellence and providing the best possible service to all the associations that are a part of AZCOPS.

Jim Parks


AZCOPS would not be where it is without Jim’s selflessness and the incredible amount of work he put into AZCOPS for over 26 years. He’s enjoying the well-deserved retired life with his family now! Thank you Jim for all you’ve done for law enforcement across Arizona for almost three decades.