Jeff & Deb Grow
The Chapter held another successful golf tournament this year to support our ALEAD program. And, once again, the Chapter owes a very big “Thank You” to Interim Tolleson Police Chief Jeff Grow, NA Session 244, and his wife, Deb. Both work tirelessly year after year to put on this amazing event.
Commander Christine DeSanti, NA Session 240, with the Surprise Police Department recently raised money and VOLUNTARILY went “Over the Edge,” 27 stories to be exact, for the Arizona Special Olympics. Great effort, Christine!
Commander Christine DeSanti
Cmdr. DeSanti going “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics
Finally, a BIG Thank You to Prescott Police Chief Amy Bonney, NA Session 257, for serving as our 2022 Chapter President. We greatly appreciate her leadership and direction for our Chapter this past year. Enjoy your new assignment as “Immediate Past President!”
Oro Valley Police Chief Kara Riley, NA Session 261, recently promoted a couple of our Chapter members. First, John Teachout, NA Session 263, was promoted to Commander. John is also serving as our 2023 Chapter President. Congratulations!
During the same ceremony, Curtis Hicks, NA Session 278, was promoted to Deputy Chief. It looks like Oro Valley’s future is in very good hands.
Chief Kara Riley (L) and Commander John Teachout (R)
Chief Kara Riley (L) and Deputy Chief Curtis Hicks (R)
Congrats go out to Michael Sullivan, NA Session 242, who was sworn in as the Interim Police Chief for the Phoenix Police Department in October. Chief Sullivan previously served with the Baltimore and Louisville Metro Police Departments.
After a nationwide search in November, Troy Stirling, NA Session 271, was promoted to Police Chief for the Lake Havasu Police Department. Troy has served with the Lake Havasu Police Department since 1997.
Chief Troy Stirling (Lake Havasu City website)
FBINAA Section 1 Representative Jim Gallagher
The entire journalist staff of the Arizona Chapter Chat is embarrassed that Jim Gallagher’s, NA Session 245, retirement from Phoenix Police Department and selection as the Police Chief for the Central Arizona Project Police Department was not covered earlier this year. Jim retired from Phoenix Police Department after a 27-year career and was selected to fill the vacancy left by Joe Gaylord’s, NA Session 199, retirement from the CAP. Jim is also currently serving as the Section 1 Representative for the FBINAA. Congratulations, Jim, and thanks for your hard work on behalf of the FBINAA.