Youth Enrichment and police officer initiated support to community members in times of crisis. 



To support law enforcement efforts by enhancing quality of life for the community.



  •  Assist children and families in crisis to get back on their feet.
  • Provide at-risk youth with enrichment opportunities to encourage healthy life choices.
  • Enhance public perception of law enforcement.
  • Offer law enforcement the opportunity to assist with after-crisis support.

Our Leadership

Jacqui MacConnell



Jacqui started Angels on Patrol after rescuing three children in one of the most horrific abuse cases she had ever experienced in her career as a police officer. Under her strong leadership, she has grown the organization since 2009, to expand its services from Phoenix to now serving police department in six cities across the valley.

Scott Masino


Board President

Scott is a retired Phoenix Police Officer. He is currently the Special Assistant to the Administrator of NASA. Scott is passionate about helping the community and supporting the work of law enforcement. He brings an extensive history of policy development, program evaluation, public relations, and communications experience to the Board of Directors.

Melinda Cadena


Senior Program Manager

Melinda has a diverse background in the non-profit and behavioral health fields. She brings unique skills that help bridge the relationship between law enforcement and the community.

Her extensive background and passion for healthy families and a strong community has helped grow Angels on Patrol's partnerships. Melinda's favorite past time is spending time with her family and cheering on her two boys during their active sports schedule.

Anthony Silva


Board Treasurer

Anthony is a certified financial planner and Vice President with AXA Financial. He personally helps families and small business manage, build, and transfer wealth. As a VP, Anthony helps run the Southwest branch that oversees AZ, NM, and NV. In his free time, Anthony enjoys hiking, fishing, golfing, and traveling.

Michael Hayes


 Board Member

Michael Hayes is a Lieutenant with the Tempe Police Department. His law enforcement career began in 1999. He's worked in numerous positions and is currently a Lt. over Media Relations in the Office of the Chief.

Lt. Hayes has implemented a variety of recreation programs within Tempe. Some include Law Enforcement coaching, Teen Hoop pickup basketball league and currently leads Tempe's Cadet Program.

Lt. Hayes earned a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix and graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Command.

Amanda Markham


 Board Member

Amanda Markham is a certified Adjunct Facilitator in the Online Criminal Justice (CJ) field.   As a current student in the Doctoral Program for Management in Organizational Leadership, she is growing within the community and developing leaders with adaptive servitude leadership methodologies.

In addition to her work, Amanda Dean is an active Reserve Officer. In her free time, she loves to run, is a fierce hockey mom and embraces each and every moment of her family time.

Demitria Griggs


Consultant to the Board

Demitria is a member of the Arizona Black Leadership Council for the Arizona House of Representatives. She works as an Implementation Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo and holds a bachelor's degree in Technical Management from DeVry University and a master's degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Demitria continues her education at Grand Canyon University working toward a doctorate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Deb Taylor


Board Member

Deb has been a board member with Angels on Patrol since July 2010. She has been a Phoenix Police officer since January 2000, and is currently a detective in the Domestic Violence Unit, where she has been assigned since 2004. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Angels on Patrol, Deb also volunteers weekly at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Humanities from Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Terry Laaker


Board Member

Officer Laaker is a Community Action Officer for the City of Phoenix Police Department. 

Jeff Turney


Jeff Turney is currently a patrol sergeant with the Glendale Police Department. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jeff's 21 year Air Force career took him around the world where he held and supervised many law enforcement specialties.
Upon graduating from the FBI National Academy, Jeff finished his military career assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency.
Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development, a Master’s degree in Public Administration, a second Masters in Business and Organizational Security Management, and a PhD in Public Safety, specializing in Leadership. 

Thank you AOP Board!


The delivery of Angels on Patrol's mission is possible thanks to Jacqui's vision and the hard work and dedication of its passionate, diverse, and talented Board Members.


Interested in joining the board? Email melinda@angelsonpatrol.org for information.

AoP Ambassadors

Brad Walston


Officer Walston is originally from Maryland and comes from a family of service as his older brother is a firefighter. Officer Walston earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice and has been on the Phoenix Police Department for over 10 years. Prior to joining the force, he owned a mortgage business. Officer Walston has a passion for sports and excelled in HS and College basketball. His passion continues as a middle and high school basketball referee. His goal as an AoP Ambassador is to connect AoP with new partnerships and increase our exposure. Follow him on Instagram: officer_walston

Charley's Heroes


Charley’s Heroes was inspired by the first responders she interacts with in her community. She is a Junior officer that enjoys giving back and helping out. Her goal with working with AoP is to teach people that police officers are the good guys!

Follow Charley's adventures at https://www.facebook.com/CharleysHeroes

Join us in making a difference!


Passionate about law enforcement and community? Be an AoP Ambassador and help Angels on Patrol expand our reach and continue to grow our important mission.

How We Work


Identify the Need

When an officer comes across crisis situations involving children and/or families who they feel could use additional assistance, the officer fills out an online request to Angels on Patrol. 

Qualify the Request

A staff member will conduct follow-up with the officer and with the family in question and complete an assessment.

Approve the Services

The request for assistance is then reviewed by a team, who then decide what services are appropriate. 

Provide Assistance

The services and resources, not cash, are provided.

Community Partnerships

Once the urgent need is stabilized, staff then make appropriate referrals to additional community resources for ongoing assistance and care.

Community of Angels

We are a community of police officers, individuals and institutions who believe in working together for our communities. We provide critical items and services to those affected by crime, experiencing a crisis, and at-risk youth to create a stronger community and future.

Lt. MacConnell's vision becomes a reality.