Board Members

AZCOPS Elected Officials

Victor Hetherington


Coming Soon

Scott Glass

Vice President

My name is Scott Glass and I am the current Vice President for AZCOPS. Prior to that, I spent four years on the finance committee. I have been associated with AZCOPS since 1998 and was a grievance representative during my entire membership. I retired from the Tucson Police Department as a Detective, after twenty-two years of meritorious service.



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.

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!

Joshua Farias

Sergeant at Arms

Coming Soon

David Stone

Executive Director

I am retired from the Tucson Police Department where I spent time in multiple assignments including patrol, undercover, bikes, SRO, and several different task force groups.

After retiring from Tucson P.D. I spent some time as a private investigator and a criminal investigator for Pima County where I was a member of AZCOPS.

I am excited to be a part of AZCOPS and continuing the exceptional service provided to our current members, and helping to grow our membership as well.

Jim Parks

Executive Director (Emeritus)

Jim is a military veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Army Reserve. He retired from the Tucson Police Department in November 2007. During his career with the department, he worked Uniform Division, CRT Unit, and the Academy as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. He spent his last seven years in the Bike Unit.

Jim has been involved in union leadership for over 20 years. He served five years as President of AZCOPS from 2002-2008, and previously served as Vice President for Tucson Police Officers Association. He was also Treasurer for both AZCOPS and TPOA, and also served as a Grievance Rep for TPOA. Prior to becoming a police officer, Jim was Sergeant at Arms of a local union while working as a pressman at Tucson Newspaper, Inc.