Senator Steve Smith has been named Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Police Association (APA), an organization representing nearly 9,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers in Arizona.
Senator Smith is Chair of the Senate Public Safety, Military & Technology Committee and is a lifelong supporter of all levels of law enforcement.
He earned the Legislator of the Year honor for his commitment to line officers and how they can safely do their difficult jobs. He was acknowledged for his work on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and funding for training and better technology for officers.
“Every year Senator Smith displays passion for these issues, and he consistently goes to bat for officers and their families,” said APA lobbyist Mike Williams.
Smith is only the third legislator to receive this honor from APA.