December 2019 meeting

December 5th, 2019

Read the rest of this entry »

August 2019 meeting Member Notification

July 23rd, 2019

The August General Membership has been moved to 6:00 pm  Wednesday August 7 at:

450 South Tucson. Blvd

Tucson, Az 85716

A Representative from Cabrillo Credit Union will be present.

Member Notification: April Meeting

March 28th, 2019

The member meeting for April 10, 2019 will be held in Gila Bend AZ, starting at 6 pm.

Elks Lodge

1400 East Pima St, Gila Bend Az, 85337

Agent EOW

February 3rd, 2019

We are saddened by the recent news of a on-duty death of an Agent in Tx. We offer our sincere condolences to their family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

Memeber Notification December meeting

November 25th, 2018

The December meeting has been moved to December 5  @ 6:00 pm and will be held at:

Sabbar Shrine

450 South Tucson Blvd

Tucson, Az 85716

This December meeting will include a dinner and we will be raffling off three Glocks (2 will for members present at the meeting and 1 for any member attending or not) as well as assorted items to include conceal carry vests.



June meeting update

May 26th, 2018

The June 13 2018 General Memebeship meeting has been moved to SIerra Vista:


125 South 2nd Street

Sierra Vista 85635


The meeting will will still begin at 6:00 pm

AZ Daily Star lowers the bar

March 23rd, 2018

Tim Stellar and the Arizona Daily Star Continue Their Rabid anti-Border Patrol Agent Bias

Anyone who has been around Tucson for an extended period of time knows that the Arizona Daily Star is an extreme left-wing “newspaper”. They have slanted their stories against hard working Border Patrol agents for decades.

Tim Stellar’s hit piece published on March 20, 2018 is just another example of the “journalism” that the Star puts out. Stellar questions whether jurors in the Lonnie Swartz trial can be “fair”. Sounds great until you realize that what he means by “fair” is that they convict Swartz for murder. Stellar has apparently made up his mind that Swartz is guilty as charged. Stellar continues by telling his readers that jurors in Tucson “have a long history of finding Border Patrol agents not guilty”. He goes back to a 1992 case and quotes a juror (twice for full sarcastic effect) who mangled a verb and said of former Border Patrol agent Mike Elmer, “He done what was proper in my book.” You can hear the drip, drip, drip of sarcasm in Stellar’s column. He portrays the juror as a moron who is not up to Stellar’s fine command of the English language. Stellar ends his column by repeating the same quote (just in case you didn’t catch the misused verb the first time).

Stellar also mentions the Nick Corbett case, a trial that some of us attended daily. The bottom line was that Nick Corbett did absolutely nothing wrong. It was a sorry excuse for a prosecution from the beginning and it was made even worse by some sorry excuses for “detectives” working for the Cochise County Sheriff at the time. They botched evidence and screwed up time and again. Cochise County hired former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to prosecute Corbett…twice. Grant Woods has hated Border Patrol agents forever. He despises what we do and his nasty, vindictive demeanor and quotes during the Corbett trial about police officers carrying “throw down guns” to cover their crimes and then mocking Border Patrol agents because “they don’t even need that, they just need a rock” to cover their crimes. Both Corbett trials were a waste of taxpayer money. They besmirched the reputation of a good man, a Marine veteran and a fine Border Patrol agent. But we digress…

Stellar mocks Swartz for not responding to “levity” in the courtroom. How insightful. His life is on the line here, but let’s talk about “levity”. Had Swartz laughed or cracked a smile during the courthouse “levity” Stellar would have mocked him for smiling or laughing. You can’t win with people like Stellar no matter what you do. Stellar has never been rocked. He’s never worked a violent and dangerous border where you feel like you’re never supported properly and where you know the U.S. Attorney’s office will turn on you the first time something goes south.

Feb meeting updates

February 1st, 2018

The Feb 2018 meeting will be on:

February 15, 2018, 6:00 pm at:

125 South 2nd Street

Sierra Vista 85635

2017 Election Results

November 17th, 2017


During the scheduled Oct 11, 2017 Special Nominations Meeting there were nominations for the

Offices of President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Vice‐President, 1st Vice‐President, 2nd VicePresident and 3rd Vice‐President.

The Election Committee declared Samantha Rice the winner as Treasurer, Robert Pepperdine the winner as 1st Vice President, and Robert Lopez the winner as 2nd Vice President.  All were winners by acclimations having only one candidate nominated for each respective office.

There were more than one candidate nominated for the offices of President, Secretary, Executive Vice‐President and 3rd Vice‐President.  Therefore, on Nov 13‐15, 2017 there was an election for those offices held by manual secret ballot at the nine Tucson Sector Stations.  The ballots were tallied on Nov 16, 2017 at the Local 2544 Union Office.  The results of that election is as follows:



Number of Ballots
Valid Ballots Counted:                1013

Totally Void Ballots:

Unresolved Challenged Ballots:


Total Ballots Cast: 





  Candidate Name   Number of Votes
PRESIDENT Arturo Del Cueto     621     WIN       


Samuel Singer   379
SECRETARY Joey Spann     509     WIN     


Markus Winnecke   461
EXEC. VICE‐PRESIDENT  Keith Bocharski     620     WIN     


Daniel Dolan   358
THIRD VICE‐PRESIDENT  Hector Andujo     603     WIN     
Justin Sanders   367


Refer any questions and concerns to the Election Committee Supervisor:

Harley Hembd, National Representative

Phone:          623‐693‐3225


2017 Election Notice

October 19th, 2017

 NOTICE AFGE NBPC Local 2544 – Election of Officers



This notice is posted in accordance with the AFGE National Constitution and the By‐Laws of Local 2544 to announce the elections for the offices of President, Secretary, Executive Vice‐President, and 3rd Vice President.  The term of office for each will run 3 years through December 9, 2020.  The election of these officers will be by secret manual ballot.  Polling locations, dates and times are listed below.  ID will be required.


STATION                                 DATE                          HOURS POLLS OPEN

1.)  Ajo Station                      Nov 13, 2017                 7:00am ‐ 7:00pm

Room 418D

Address: 850 N. Highway 85, Why, AZ 85321


2.)  Willcox Station             Nov 13, 2017                 5:00am ‐ 5:00pm

Conference Room #A131

Address: 200 S Rex Allen Jr Dr., Willcox, AZ 85643


3.)  Douglas Station            Nov 13, 2017                 5:00am ‐ 5:00pm

Building B ‐ Training room #128B

Address: 1608 S Kings Highway. Douglas AZ. 85635


4.)  Casa Grande Station    Nov 14, 2017                 7:00am ‐ 7:00pm

Use of Force Building

Address: 9480 W Adams RD, Eloy, AZ 85131


5.)  Nogales Station             Nov 14, 2017                 5:00am ‐ 5:00pm

Rooms 234 and 235; second floor next to Equipment issue Address: 1500 W La Quinta Road, Nogales, AZ 85621


6.)  Brian A. Terry Station   Nov 14, 2017                 5:00am ‐ 5:00pm

Operations Building, Training Room #1073

Address: 2136 S. Naco Hwy, Bisbee AZ, 85603


7.)  3‐Points Station               Nov 15, 2017                 7:00am ‐ 7:00pm

Mat Room

Address: 16435 W. Ajo Hwy, Tucson AZ 85735


8.)  Tucson Station                Nov 15, 2017                 8:00am ‐ 8:00pm

Main conference room

Address: 2430 S Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85707


9.)  Sonoita Station              Nov 15, 2017                 6:00am ‐ 6:00pm

Processing Building, Union Office

Address: 3225 AZ‐82, Sonoita, AZ 85637

NOTE: All times mentioned herein are Arizona Mountain Standard Time.


Eligibility to Vote:  Members must have their dues paid through Nov. 2017.  Members will be required to show an ID and sign for their ballot.  Members may only vote once.  Duplicate voting will not counted.

Election & How to Vote:  The election of officers will be conducted by secret manual ballot at each station.  Voting instructions will be posted at the polling locations.  Write‐in votes are not permitted.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots must be requested directly from Election Committee Supervisor Harley Hembd, 623‐693‐3225.

Absentee ballots may be requested by telephone, FAX at 602‐281‐6188, or by email at  Members must provide their full name, address, and phone number to receive a ballot.  Absentee ballots should be requested as soon as possible to provide the member the best opportunity to receive and return the ballot in time to be counted on Nov 16, 2017.  Absentee ballot voting instructions will advise a member to mark his/her ballot in private, seal it in the secret ballot envelope, and place the secret ballot envelope into the stamped selfaddressed return ballot envelope to P.O. Box 91200, Tucson, AZ, 85752.  Printing his/her name and address on it and then mail.  Please follow the instructions carefully.

The Election Committee will pick up the absentee ballots from the US Post Office at 7959 N Thornydale Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741 at 8:00 AM on Nov. 16, 2017.


Election Ballot Tally Meeting

Date:   Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time:   9:00 AM

Place:  Local 2544 Union Office

2185 West Magee Road, Suite 125     

Tucson, AZ 82742


Announcements:  Winner announcements will follow the final count.  Announcements will be posted at all Local 2544 stations, (Ajo Station, Casa Grande Station, 3‐Points Station, Willcox Station, Nogales Station, Tucson Station, Douglas Station, Brian A. Terry Station, Sonoita Station), and social media sites, (Facebook:, Twitter: @NBPC2544 and Website:

Installation of Officers:  Newly elected officers will be installed during Local 2544’s bi‐monthly meeting on Dec. 13, 2017.

Observers:  Observers are allowed.  Candidates or a person designated by a candidate to observer any of these processes may contact the Election Committee Supervisor Harley Hembd, 623‐693‐3225, to coordinate attendance.  ID and sign‐in will be required.

Election Protest:  To be acted upon, all protests shall be made in writing and received by the Election Committee Supervisor by US mail, email, or fax, (contact information is below), no later than ten days after the Nov. 19, 2017 election date.

Refer any questions and concerns to the Election Committee Supervisor or Election Committee Chairperson:

Election Committee Supervisor  Election Committee Chairperson
Name:            Harley Hembd, National Representative Christopher Kraus
Address:        7618 W John Cabot, Glendale AZ 85308 855‐278‐6466 ext. 808
Phone:           623‐693‐3225
FAX:                602‐281‐6188

Downloadable file:

2017 L2544 Election Posting, FINAL, 19 Oct 2017


To view candidate profile follow link:

Candidate Profiles