§ 38-1001 Definitions
§ 38-1002 Merit system council for law enforcement officers
§ 38-1003 Powers and duties of council
§ 38-1004 Appeals; hearings
§ 38-1005 Status of persons employed prior to merit system institution
§ 38-1006 Authority of city or town to use county merit system council
§ 38-1007 Exemptions

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