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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 degrees 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 the 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.





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Pictured left to right: Assistant Chief Harry Markley, Assistant Chief Dave Harvey, Assistant Chief Sandra Renteria, and Assistant Chief Chuck Miiller.



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