Chief Jeffrey Glover
Chief Jeffrey D. Glover began his career with the Tempe Police Department in October of 1999 and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. He has steadily worked his way through the ranks; serving the department in a variety of capacities. He has worked as a Field Training Officer providing recruits with mentorship and insight into the department, a Narcotics Detective, Crime Prevention Detective, Media Relations Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Detention Manager, Acting Commander over 21st Century Policing and served the department as Commander over the Criminal and Special Investigations Division to include Homicide, Narcotics and SWAT Team prior to his retirement from the Department in February 2020. On October 12, 2020, returned to the Tempe Police Department as Chief of Police.
From this rich work experience, Jeffrey has been able to assist the department by providing diversity training and firsthand knowledge of the African American perspective on community policing. Jeffrey has emphasized promoting community involvement and education; and provides instruction on various topics including leadership, ethics and professionalism, team dynamics, Fair and Impartial Policing, cultural awareness and diversity.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University; and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration through the University of Phoenix. Jeffrey is a graduate of FBI National Academy Command School Session 265. He is a graduate of and currently instructs at, the Arizona Peace Officers and Standards Arizona Leadership Program (ALP). Jeffrey is the past Arizona Chapter President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and past Regional Vice President for NOBLE over 12 western states. Jeffrey serves on the Executive Board for the Arizona Women’s Initiative Network (AZWIN), which is committed to developing leadership courses and assessments for women in law enforcement. Additionally, Jeffrey was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey in 2018, as a Commissioner for the Arizona Commission on African American Affairs, and is the current Chairman.
When he is not working, Jeffrey enjoys spending time with his wife Tracy and three children Noah, Jonathan, and Christopher