Lieutenant Rich Gill is the head of the Patrol Bureau. His area of responsibility include:
- Five Patrol Bureau Squads
- Station Call Taker
- Citizens on Patrol
Lt. Gill has 23 years of progressive law enforcement experience with the Prescott Police Department. He served 16 years at the rank of Sergeant with the last 11 years spent supervising the Traffic Safety Section. Lt. Gill has attended Glendale Community College and stays current in management and leadership training.
Lt. Ken Morley is the head of the Patrol Division. His areas of responsibility includes:
- Public Information Officer
- Traffic Safety Section
- Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.)
His qualifications include:
- 21 years of progressive law enforcement experience in the Patrol, Motors and Investigations areas within the Prescott Police Department.
- He is a trained and experienced law enforcement investigator, administrator and leader.
- He attended Yavapai and Pima College and stays current in management and leadership training.
The Prescott Police Department’s Investigation Section is comprised of six Detectives and one Sergeant. Their primary function is to follow-up on felony and misdemeanor crimes reported and to bring these crimes to a successful conclusion by thorough and diligent investigatory methods. Detectives work in conjunction with the Patrol Division and other law enforcement agencies in order to ensure that each case is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Traffic Safety Section
The primary duty of the Prescott Police Department Traffic Safety Section, as the name implies, is to promote traffic safety in the City of Prescott. This is accomplished through aggressive enforcement of the traffic laws, enforcement of commercial vehicle laws and regulations, education to the public, and through specialized programs such as child safety seat installations and inspections, DUI taskforce activities, and input on the City’s Transportation Coordination Committee
The Traffic Safety Section is comprised of 5 fulltime motor officers. These officers conduct traffic patrol and enforcement, investigate vehicle crashes, including all serious and fatal crashes, and detect and arrest impaired drivers. Of the 5 fulltime motor officers, all of which are drug recognition experts, 4 are trained phlebotomists and 4 are certified child safety seat technicians.
A parking control officer is also assigned to the Section to promote parking turnover in the downtown business district by enforcing parking regulations, including the timed parking limitations.
The Traffic Safety Section is supervised by a sergeant, who is also the coordinator for the Tri-city DUI Taskforce, is trained in accident reconstruction, and is a drug recognition expert.
The Prescott Police Department regularly receives complaints on various traffic related matters throughout the city. The majority have to do with speeding in neighborhoods. Due to limited resources and the inability to be everywhere at once, the Traffic Safety Section has a volunteer that deploys a mobile speed display trailer on a weekly basis. This trailer identifies the speeds of passing vehicles, works as a deterrent, and as an educational tool. To request the speed display trailer in your area, please call the Traffic Safety Section supervisor by calling (928) 777-1988.
The Special Weapons and Tactics Team is comprised of officers and Sergeants from all bureaus within the Department. Team members receive additional training in weapons and tactics used in high risk situations. The team operates on a part time basis and is available for calls at any time.
The SWAT team is comprised of an entry team, sniper unit, negotiations unit and also has a fully certified paramedic assigned to the team from the Prescott Fire Department.
SWAT responds to high risk incidences such as:
- Barricaded suspects
- Hostage situations
- High risk search warrants
- Executive protection details
- Requests from other agencies
- Other duties as directed by the Chief of Police
Tim Fletcher is the head of the Administrative Services Bureau. His areas of responsibility include:
- Professional Standards Unit
- Records Section
- Support Services Section
- SRO Unit
- Crime Prevention Unit
- Animal Control Section
- Training and Recruiting
His qualifications include:
- 19 years of progressive law enforcement experience
- Bachelor of Science Degree from N.A.U.
- Certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), an Arizona Post General Instructor, DRE Instructor, High Risk Vehicle Stop Instructor, and Instructor in handling situations involving persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities
- Lieutenant Fletcher is currently the Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and is also a volunteer hunter education instructor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department