Executive Team

​Police Chief Joseph Yahne​r

Joseph Yahner was born and raised in Phoenix and has been with the Phoenix Police Department for approximately 30 years.  Joe's formal education includes an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and a Masters degree from the University of Phoenix.  Throughout his career, he has worked in several Patrol Precincts and a variety of specialty assignments. 

He was promoted to commander in 1999 and has been assigned to the City Manager's Office, Traffic Bureau, Property Crimes Bureau, and the Maryvale Precinct.  In 2007, he was promoted to Assistant Chief and assigned to the Homeland Security Division where he had overall responsibility for the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star game, and opening of Light Rail.  On June 1, 2009, Chief Yahner was promoted to the Executive Assistant Chief. From March 3, 2011 through May 13, 2012 Joe served as Acting Police Chief.

On February 11, 2015 Joe was promoted to Police Chief.



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