Prescott Valley Says Goodbye to Police Chief Bryan Jarrell

12 June 2019
  Jerry L. Ferguson


On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM, the Prescott Valley Town Council will recognize Police Chief Bryan Jarrell upon his retirement. The Council Meeting is held in the Town Library Auditorium, 7401 E Skoog Blvd, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. The public is invited to attend the Council Meeting and show appreciation of Chief Jarrell’s leadership. 

Chief Jarrell began his assignment as Police Chief of the Prescott Valley Police Department in November, 2013 and will end his service on June 21, 2019. During that time, he has led the police department in its modernization as well as expansion of the facilities. The department has grown from 64 to 76 sworn personnel. Counting civilian employees, there are now 100 employees at the police department.

Chief Jarrell has had numerous accomplishments during his time here, such as: building collaborative relationships with regional partners and revising the hiring processes. He implemented a pre-academy training program to ensure greater success for candidates. His efforts in this area resulted in an increase in diversity of 62% in just five years. He implemented innovative methods of delivering training focused on the areas of law enforcement that expose the organization to the highest levels of liability, such as use of force and workplace harassment.

Chief Jarrell, working with his staff, created several successful community outreach programs such as Puente de la Comunidad (Bridge the Community), designed to improve relationships with Latino residents; community information Town Halls; and the Meaningful Contacts Program where officers are required to get out of their police cars and strike up conversations with the public to get better acquainted with the citizens they serve. These efforts resulted in the Town being named the safest city in Northern Arizona in 2017 and 2018.

Chief Jarrell and his wife, Tina, will be moving to Michigan to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.
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