Craig Tiger Act
ARS 38-672 & 38-673, the Officer Craig Tiger Act, was created to ensure the best care for employees exposed to traumatic events in the line of duty. The goal is to address and treat mental health issues before they develop into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other conditions so these individuals can return to work and their normal daily lives.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who is covered?
First Responders including 911 Dispatcher, Firefighter, Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, Fire Battalion Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Chief, Airport Operations/ARFF Specialist, Airport Operations/ARFF Lead, Airport Operations/ARFF Manager, Police Officer, Police Sergeant, Police Lieutenant, Police Lieutenant, Deputy Police Chief and Police Chief.
- Visually OR AUDIBLY witnessing the death or maiming or visually OR AUDIBLY witnessing the immediate aftermath of such a death or maiming of one or more human beings.
- Responding to or being directly involved in a criminal investigation of an offense involving a dangerous crime against children as defined in section 13-705.
- Requiring rescue in the line of duty where one's life was endangered.
- Using deadly force or being subjected to deadly force in the line of duty, regardless of whether the Peace Officer or Firefighter was physically injured.
- Witnessing the death of another Peace Officer of Firefighter while engaged in the line of duty.
- Responding to or being directly involved in an investigation regarding the drowning or near drowning of a child.