Past Meetings

March Chapter Meeting

March 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Miele’s Restaurant
2050 W.Guadalupe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202

The March meeting will feature a presentation by Ana Rosa Velarde with DPS.

Ana holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development from Ottawa University. Ana has worked for the Arizona Department of Public Safety for the past 15 years. Her career at DPS includes supervision and management of a variety of sections, including Property and Evidence, Safety and Loss Prevention, and most recently, the Material Resources Bureau, (logistics, fleet, facilities, and security sections). Ana currently manages the Licensing and Regulatory Bureau which consists of the Applicant Processing Section, Concealed Weapons Permit Unit, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, and the Security Guard/Private Investigator Licensing Unit.

February Chapter Meeting

February 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Stockyards
5009 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix , AZ 85034
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 ASIS Phoenix Chapter February 2018 Meeting Announcement


Join us on Wednesday February 21st at 11:00AM for our monthly ASIS Phoenix Chapter Meeting at  The Stockyards Restaurant, 5009 E. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85034.

The meeting will be held in the Rose Room, which has an entrance near the rear of the restaurant. 

Our February speaker is Bernard (B.J.) Zapor of Banner Health will speak about healthcare security and the increase in hospital/clinic violence.

Bernard J. Zapor is a retired 25-year veteran of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He currently is a corporate security executive and Faculty Associate with the Arizona State University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Mr. Zapor retired as the Special Agent in Charge, Phoenix Field Division after serving as the Deputy Assistant Director, Washington, D.C.; Special Agent in Charge, Minneapolis, MN; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles, CA; Resident Agent in Charge, Las Vegas, NV; Program Manager, ATF Headquarters in Washington D.C. He also served as the acting ATF Representative to the U.S. Treasury Department and was later detailed to the Office of the Director.

He was commissioned as a Special Agent with ATF in 1989 and was stationed in Phoenix, Arizona where he served for 8 years, primarily investigating violent crimes and violations of the Federal firearms, explosives, narcotics, and arson laws. During his tenure, he performed many undercover roles, throughout the U.S., including murder-for-hire, international weapons’ trafficking, and the covert penetration of outlaw motorcycle syndicates, racist and extremist groups. While in Phoenix, he was a Special Response Team Member, Tactical Medic and Public Information Officer.

He received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 1988. He earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Northcentral University in 2008, where he was awarded membership in Delta Mu Delta, an International Business Honor Society. Mr. Zapor has completed leadership programs at Harvard University; American University; Graduate School of Public Communications; University of Virginia; and the Center for Creative Leadership. Additionally, he is credentialed by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is a current advisor to the Police Executive Research Forum. Mr. Zapor is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations.

Register now to join us!

To make reservation, please register at where you can submit your payment.

All reservations must be made by Monday February 19th at 10am.

$30 for chapter members
$40 for non-members


January Meeting

January 18, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

King’s Fish House
35 S. McClintock Dr.,
Tempe , AZ 85281.
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J. Matias Tafoya was appointed by the Mesa City Council as Presiding City Magistrate on September 8, 2003. 

Prior to his appointment as Presiding City Magistrate, he served as a judge in the Phoenix Municipal Court for nineteen years.  He also has worked as a Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the Phoenix City Prosecutor's Office, and was in private practice. 

Judge Tafoya has been a member of the Arizona State Bar since 1975, a member of the Los Abogados Hispanic Lawyers Association since 1976, and a member of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association since 2001.  He is a Founding Member of the Minority Judges Caucus.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/Economics from Northern Arizona University.  Judge Tafoya was awarded his Juris Doctorate by Arizona State University College of Law.

Joel Otting

Office Number: (480) 715-6236