Alan Rodbell has been the Police Chief in the City of Scottsdale, Arizona since 2003. He has 42 years of public safety experience, which has taken him through the ranks and multiple levels of responsibility as a line level employee, supervisor, manager, and leader. He came to the city after serving 25 years in the Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Police. He has a B.A., Criminology from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Education from McDaniel College, formally Western Maryland College. Chief Rodbell is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

In the years he has served in Scottsdale, Rodbell has successfully completed a workforce study, enabling the successful full staffing of his department, an award winning Strategic Planning process and has been involved in leading the first Photo Enforcement study on a state highway.

Under his leadership, Scottsdale has achieved double digit reductions in crime, making Scottsdale one of the safest cities in Arizona. Parent Magazine, recognized the City as the best city in the country to raise children, complete with an A+ grade for public safety, and most recently, LawStreet Media has named Scottsdale the 5thsafest city in the U.S..

Chief Rodbell sits on two State Boards, appointed by the Governor; the Arizona Police Officer Standards and Training Board, and the Homeland Security, Central Regional Advisory Council. He was appointed a member of the Peace Officers Memorial Board by the State Attorney General. In 2013, Chief Rodbell received the NAACP Law Enforcement Award for his work with the community from the East Valley NAACP.

Chief Rodbell serves as an Advisory Board member of the East Valley NAACP and a member of the Arizona Black Law Enforcement Employees Association.

Chief Rodbell has served as the Acting, Chief of Public Safety. In this capacity, he was responsible for leadership of Police, Fire, Homeland and Municipal Security operations for the City. Under his leadership, the City combined various support services that have traditionally supported two departments into one, saving millions of taxpayer dollars.

The Chief has worked with Special Olympics throughout his career and has served as the Chair of the Arizona LETR Executive Committee.

In 2017, Chief Rodbell was named the first Arizona Chiefs of Police, Police Chief of the Year.