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Peoria Police Chief Announces Retirement

Post Date:05/02/2018

This week Peoria Police Chief Roy Minter announced his retirement after more than seven years serving the city of Peoria.

“Chief Minter has truly left a mark on not just Peoria, but many Valley cities. His leadership has been instrumental in modernizing Peoria’s policing efforts,” said Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne. “His successful launch and implementation of the community policing approach has greatly helped our city to forge important partnerships with community groups and local businesses, all with the goal of building safe environments for our residents. The result has led to Peoria’s reputation as one of the safest communities in the Valley.”

In his time at the Peoria Police Department, Chief Minter transformed the department into a highly professional, community-oriented agency. Some of his most important accomplishments include achieving the Gold Standard Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, opening the Pinnacle Peak Public Safety Facility, implementing new technologies such as body-worn cameras and Smart 911, reducing crime rates, and enhancing the city’s community policing programs and partnerships.

“Over the last seven years, Chief Minter has built strong partnerships with leaders throughout the Valley and has been the ever-present face of public safety to our residents,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “His leadership has contributed to a city where families feel safe in their homes and in their neighborhoods. His retirement is hard-earned, and the city council and I wish him all the best as he heads into this exciting next phase.”

With more than three decades of public safety experience, Chief Minter has been a dynamic community leader and a consistent presence at city events, groups and businesses in Peoria. Throughout Chief Minter’s law enforcement career, he was the chief of police for city of Denton, Texas, police commander for city of Aurora, Colorado, and police officer for the city of Houston, Texas.

While the city begins recruiting for his successor, Chief Minter will stay on in his capacity until a new chief is hired. The recruitment process is expected to take four to six months.
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