Women in Policing

At the Apache Junction Police Department, we are dedicated to reflecting the diverse makeup of our community in our own workforce. We recognize the importance of increasing the number of female police officers in our department and have committed to the 30X30 initiative to achieve a 30% increase in female officers by 2030.

We are 30X30

Our department values inclusivity and strives to create a welcoming environment for all individuals. As the city of Apache Junction continues to grow, we are excited about the opportunity to serve our community through innovative and responsive policing practices. We offer numerous opportunities for career development and advancement within our department.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent communication skills, strong dedication, and a desire to contribute to our outstanding team. While a career in law enforcement may be challenging, it also provides a deep sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Join us in serving our community as a proud member of the Apache Junction Police Department.

To learn more about the 30X30 pledge, visit https://30x30initiative.org/.

Officer Ganza

"You will succeed and you will fail but when you fail do not give up. 

Don’t ever lose sight of who you are and remain humble. 

Being a woman should not dictate what we are capable of doing. Work hard and earn your accomplishments. There will be those that will attempt to break you, be unbreakable. 

This career is about your mindset, be positive and stay positive."

-Officer Ganza


"The road to law enforcement isn’t easy, and it shouldn’t be. It should test you, it should make you want to quit, and it should require you to ask yourself, 'why am I doing this?' Your ‘why’ will follow you throughout your career.

Previous life experience is very valuable in this career. The way an officer relates and talks to people is important, and being a woman on patrol, having that experience to pull from while on the street, makes it easier for me.  

Understand that your reputation is something that will help or hurt you. Make sure to work hard, pull your weight, and earn the respect of others. Take this job and the responsibilities that come with it seriously.

As a woman, don’t try to compete with the men. This is a male-dominated career, as it should be. There are things a man can do that women can’t do. That is okay! We both have roles in this job, play yours to the best of your ability. Admire the strength, confidence, and command presence men bring to the table. You will need it someday!"

-Officer McClure

Officer Arellano

" 'Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.' -Babe Ruth

In this career, you will face things that scare or challenge you. Everyone has had that moment. Just remember that courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s having fear and doing it anyway."

-Officer Arellano