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Assistant Chief Dave Harvey - Strategic Services Division

Assistant Chief Dave Harvey Dave Harvey is a 24 year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department whose passion has focused on training, tactics and building relationships. He has served the Phoenix Police Department in Patrol, Gang Enforcement Unit, Drug Enforcement Bureau, City Manager's Office, Tactical Support and the Professional Standards Bureaus. As a Lieutenant he served in Patrol, the Canine Unit, and the Special Assignments Unit.

Assistant Chief Harvey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Penn State University and is a graduate of the International Association Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO). He has earned many awards throughout his career, including the Medal of Valor, Lifesaving Award, the Medal of Merit, and the DuPont Kevlar Survivors Award.

 

 


Assistant Chief Harry Markley - Patrol Division

Assistant Chief Harry MarkleyHarry Markley is a 27.5 year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department. As a Commander he has worked a variety of assignments which have included the Advanced and Basic Training Bureau at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy, Central City and Desert Horizon Precincts, City Manager Liaison to Phoenix City Hall, the Crime Lab Bureau and the Family In...vestigations Bureau. Prior to being promoted to Commander he held numerous assignments including the Special Assignments Unit (SWAT) Unit Commander, Community Based Policing Lieutenant, Basic Training Sergeant, Undercover Narcotics Detective and Advanced Training Non-Lethal Force Supervisor.

Assistant Chief Markley was raised in Phoenix, and attended Whittier Grade and Washington High Schools. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Hawaii Loa College, a Master's in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and graduated from the International Association Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO).

Assistant Chief Chuck Miiller - Special Operations and Applied Sciences Division

Assistant Chief Chuck Miiller

For over 23 years, Chuck Miiller has been building relationships of trust and accountability throughout leadership assignments.  He is currently responsible for the Special Operations & Applied Sciences Division (SOASD) with oversight of 850 employees and a fiscal budget of $80.2 MM.  The bureaus within SOASD include; Information Technology, Public Affairs, Laboratory Services, Strategic Initiatives (Crime Analysis, RMS and Records & Identification), Communications, Property Management, Centralized Booking, and Personnel and Employee Development.  Additional assignments have included Cactus Park Precinct Commander, night-time Duty Commander and Public Affairs Bureau Commander.  He also served in the Tactical Support Bureau, Laboratory Services Bureau, Office of Administration, and as the President of the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners.  In 2012, he received the Phoenix Police Department Sam Leabo Award for his leadership of Reserve Officer training and marketing.  As a Traffic Bureau Motor Sergeant, his squad received the City of Phoenix 1999 Employee Excellence Team Award for reducing youth underage drinking and driving in the City of Phoenix.  Areas of proficiency include employee mentoring, workforce and strategic planning, public relations, organizational transition and public speaking.

Assistant Chief Miiller earned his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ottawa University, and he has completed the Arizona State University's Certified Public Manager and the Bob Ramsey Executive Education Management and Leadership Institute programs.  He is an instructor for the International Association Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations, was a co-panelist for the Department of Justice publication Strategic Approaches to Improve Communications (DOJ, 2008) and co-author of Youth Enforcement: Alcohol, Drugs and Driving (IACP, 2001).  He is a native of Phoenix and served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He received an honorable discharge in 1995.
 

Assistant Chief Sandra Renteria - Investigations Division

Assistant Chief Sandra Renteria Sandra Renteria is a second generation native of Phoenix. She has been a law enforcement officer for over 26 years with the past 21 years serving for the Phoenix Police Department. Assistant Chief Renteria began her law enforcement career working for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff, lateraled to the Chandler Police Department and ultimately the Phoenix Police Department. She has worked in the South Mountain, Squaw Peak, Cactus Park, Maryvale, and Desert Horizon Precincts, the Drug Enforcement, Tactical Support, and Family Investigations Bureaus. Sandra has received commendations including a Medal of Lifesaving, Distinguished Service Award and the 2007 Employee Excellence Award.

Assistant Chief Renteria strives to continue to break barriers for females in a male dominated Law Enforcement field. She was the first Hispanic female hired as a Deputy Sheriff for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and became the first Hispanic female to be promoted to Sergeant for the Phoenix Police Department in 1997. She was also the first Hispanic female to be promoted to Lieutenant in 2003 and the first Hispanic female to be promoted to the rank of Commander in 2007.

Assistant Chief Renteria received her Bachelor Degree in Management and her Master's Degree in Leadership with emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Management both from Grand Canyon University. She is a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Institute, the International Association Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO), Valley Leadership Institute Class 28, and the FBI National Academy.

Assistant Chief Scott Finical - Reserve Bureau

Assistant Chief Scott FinicalAssistant Chief Scott Finical joined the Phoenix Police Department in January, 1984. He initially worked as a patrol officer in the Maryvale and Squaw Peak Precincts. He then earned his detective certification, and was assigned to the Violent Crimes Bureau where he worked as a Night Detective.

He was promoted to Sergeant and then Lieutenant, and he continued his assignments with the Violent Crimes Bureau. Following the attacks of September 11th, he was temporarily assigned to the airport. He was subsequently promoted to Commander.

In February 2006, he was promoted to Assistant Chief, and he now directs and oversees the operations of the Reserve Division.

Assistant Chief Finical has received numerous commendations and awards for his service, including the Luke-Greenway Award for Officer of the Year, the Distinguished Service Award and the Police Chief's Award.

He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1983, after graduating from law school at the University of Arizona. During law school and while previously earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, he served as a reserve police officer with the Tucson Police Department for 4 years.

He is a senior partner with the law firm of Fennemore Craig, where he maintains a civil litigation law practice. He is admitted to practice law in both Arizona and California, and the federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. 

 

 

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