Our speaker on January 14 will be Tucson’s new police chief, Chad Kasmar.

Chief Kasmar started his career with the Tucson Police Department in August 2000. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in November 2016 and selected as Chief in December 2021.

Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona

Specialized Training
Senior Management Institute for Police, Police Executive Research Forum
Southwest Leadership Program, University of Arizona Eller College of Management

Professional Highlights/Affiliations
Tucson Police Department Chief of Police Citation of Excellence (4)

Law Enforcement Experience
During his service in law enforcement, Chief Kasmar has worked in many disciplines.

As a Captain, Chief Kasmar was a commander of:
Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief of Police
Operations Division East

As a Lieutenant, Chief Kasmar was a commander in:
Office of Internal Affairs (Professional Standards)
Operations Division West

As a Sergeant and Officer, Chief Kasmar worked in:
Motor Unit
Bicycle Unit
Community Response Team
Street Crime Interdiction Unit
Operations Divisions South, West, Midtown and East
Hostage Negotiations Unit

As a volunteer, Chief Kasmar serves on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.

Some pics from our January 14 hybrid meeting.