Chief of Police Steven Roser

steve roser croppedPrescott Valley Police Chief Steven Roser joined the Department in November, 2019. 

Roser joined the City of Phoenix Police Department as a patrol officer in 1990, and worked his way through the ranks. Most recently, he served as Shift Commander for the Phoenix PD from 2009 to 2019. 

He holds a Master’s Degree in Administration from Northern Arizona University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Grand Canyon University, and graduated the FBI National Academy. 

Roser has coached youth soccer, football, lacrosse and Little League baseball and softball since 2000.

Though it’s a “major change” to move from a big city to a smaller community, Roser is eager to use his experience to help lead Prescott Valley’s police department into the future.

“I envision that Prescott Valley will continue to grow. The community needs someone that is ready for growth and the experiences that come along with that. It is difficult for me to find anything negative about the Prescott Valley Police Department or the community of Prescott Valley."

Military Service

Law Enforcement Specialist, U.S. Air Force, 1986-1990.

Awards and Achievements

•    Central City Precinct, Officer of the Month, 2019
•    Phoenix Police Department, Medal of Merit, 2014
•    Phoenix Police Department, Medal of Merit, 2014
•    Phoenix Police Department, Medal of Life Saving, 2014
•    Central City Precinct, Officer of the Month, 2014
•    Central City Precinct, Officer of the Month, 2013
•    Property Crimes Bureau/South Property Investigations Unit, Detective of the Quarter, December 2005
•    Property Crimes Bureau/South Property Investigations Unit, Detective of the Quarter, June 2004
•    Phoenix Police Department, Medal of Merit, 2000
•    South Mountain Precinct, Officer of the Month, 1995
•    Phoenix Police Department, Certificate of Recognition, 1995
•    South Mountain Precinct, Special Recognition Award, 1995
•    Officers Ignacio Conchas and John Davis Award, Minority Officer of the Year, 1995
•    South Mountain Precinct, Officer of the Month, 1990
•    Phoenix Police Department, Medal of Lifesaving, 1990
•    Numerous Written Commendations for Superior job performance and commitment to duty, as a Patrol Lieutenant, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, and Patrol Officer

Professional Memberships

•    Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy Association
•    International Association of Chiefs of Police
•    Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police
•    Arizona Narcotic Officers Association
•    International Association of Undercover Officers
•    Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association Member