Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 38 > Chapter 7 > Article 1
- Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- commission: means any office, board or commission of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, the salary or compensation of the incumbent or members of which is paid from a fund raised by taxation or by public revenue. See Arizona Laws 38-101
- Council: means the merit system council for law enforcement officers appointed under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 38-1001
- Department: means the branch of government in which a law enforcement officer is employed. See Arizona Laws 38-1001
- Department head: means the officer charged with the duty of administering the branch of government having the jurisdiction over the law enforcement officer. See Arizona Laws 38-1001
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Law enforcement officer: means :
(a) A regularly appointed and paid deputy sheriff of a county. See Arizona Laws 38-1001
- Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215