Chief of the Year Award 2018

the 2018 Chief of the Year award to Chief Robert DeVries of Kingman, PD, sponsored by CORE Construction, Inc.

PRESS RELEASE
RE: Arizona Chief of the Year award, sponsored by CORE Construction
January 19, 2018
Chief Robert DeVries of the Kingman Police Department has been awarded
the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police 2018 Chief of the Year Award.
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Chief Robert DeVries joined the Kingman Police Department in May of 2003 after serving
over 25 years with the Holland, Michigan Police Department.

He obtained his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Muskegon Community College
and a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University.
Additionally, he is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and
Command.

Since arriving in Arizona, he has completed the Southwest Leadership Academy hosted by
the University of Arizona and is a graduate of the Southwest Command College sponsored
by the FBI Law Enforcement Executives Development Associates and the Leadership in
Police Organization training program offered by Arizona POST.

Chief DeVries serves as the Chairperson for the Mohave Area General Narcotics
Enforcement Team (MAGNET) and Current President of the Western Arizona Law
Enforcement Association representing law enforcement agencies in Mohave, LaPaz and
Yuma County. He is an active member of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police,
serving as President in 2009.

Chief DeVries also serves as a member on the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking
Area (HIDTA) executive board, the Management sub-committee and Chairman of the
Finance sub-committee. The HIDTA board provides oversight for over 12 million dollars in
funding for the State of Arizona through the Office of National Drug Control Policy.