Bob Irish-Ad Hoc Member- Sedona PD (Retired)

Bob started his law enforcement career with the Glendale Police Department in November of 1964.  He rose through the ranks the next 23.5 years to the position of Executive Assistant Chief.  In 1988 it was Bob’s good fortune to be selected as the first police chief for the newly incorporated City of Sedona with the charge to create a city police agency. He was city employee #2.    Bob credits significant help from other agencies and the first few employees of Sedona PD as instrumental in creating the agency. Bob served as chief for 11 years. He is a Vietnam War veteran.

For a few years of retirement Bob played a lot of golf and provided criminal justice consultation to clients.  A new job opportunity with the State of Arizona brought Bob back to the valley in 2005.  After working another eight years with the last three at Arizona POST, Bob retired again.  

During his career Bob earned a BA in Management from the University of Phoenix, completed the FBI National Academy, Session #113 (1978) and attended numerous professional training programs.  He has been serving on the Judicial Performance Review Commission (JPR) for the last 8 years.  His significant passion (other than family) over the years has been volunteering with three different Boys and Girls Clubs as well as The First Tee program in Phoenix.