Scottsdale’s top cop named 2017 Chief of the Year

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell, at fir right, with his recent accolade. (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell has been named the 2017 Chief of the Year for the State of Arizona by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police.

The AACOP Executive Board announced this inaugural award in 2016 and put out a notice of nomination to its membership. This award is to honor those police leaders who have shown excellence in law enforcement, according to a press release.

Chief Rodbell was selected by the AACOP Executive Board based on the nomination submitted by personnel from the Scottsdale Police Department. The nomination highlights Chief Rodbell’s career in law enforcement, his successes throughout his career, specifically with Scottsdale, his contributions toward the community, and his management style, which stresses accountability and leadership development, the release states.

Chief Rodbell was commended for his part in developing an agency with a deep sense of community, ethical behavior and professionalism in policing. He is a leader in service, diversity and community involvement.

Through his leadership and vision, the Scottsdale Police Department is recognized as an innovative and progressive agency with highly skilled employees at all levels who continually strive to deliver the best service to their community, the release states.

The award was presented to Chief Rodbell at the Jan. 27 general membership meeting of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police held in Mesa.

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