ARIZONA NEWS

Tempe names interim Police Chief Jeff Glover as permanent

Aug 5, 2021, 7:41 AM
Tempe Police Chief Jeff Glover (City of Tempe Photo)...
Tempe Police Chief Jeff Glover (City of Tempe Photo)
(City of Tempe Photo)

PHOENIX – Interim Tempe Police Chief Jeff Glover was appointed on a permanent basis Wednesday after nearly a year on the job.

Glover, the East Valley city’s first Black police chief, stepped into the position in October 2020, after Sylvia Moir resigned the previous month.

He had retired from the department in February 2020 after 20 years of service.

Glover said he was humbled by the amount of trust placed in him by the community and city leaders.

“Protecting and serving as a Tempe police officer for over two decades has been a blessing and a privilege,” Glover said in a press release.

“To be selected as permanent chief of police is the honor of a lifetime.”

Since rejoining the department, Glover has served on Mayor Corey Woods’ public safety advisory task force, a group that is working to increase trust in policing.

Glover began his law enforcement career in 1998 as a patrol officer with the Mesa Police Department.

He joined the Tempe agency in 1999. His roles included commander over the Professional Standards Bureau, Organizational Services Division and Criminal/Special Investigations and SWAT.

Arizona News

(Courtesy photo/Arizona State Lottery)...
Torrence Dunham

2 Mega Millions tickets worth $10K sold in Arizona as jackpot climbs

Two lucky people in Arizona are $10,000 richer after purchasing winning Mega Millions tickets in Friday's drawing, but the grand prize is still up for grabs and growing.
18 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
18 hours ago
(Arizona Humane Society Photo)...
Danny Shapiro

Husky who recovered from serious burns up for adoption in Scottsdale

A husky who has recovered from serious burns after being found as an underweight stray is ready to be taken home from a Scottsdale adoption center.
18 hours ago
(Facebook Photo, File/Phoenix Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Motorcyclist dies after 2-vehicle collision on Baseline Road in Phoenix

A motorcyclist who was rushed to the hospital after a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Phoenix has died, authorities said.
18 hours ago
Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates speaks during a May 17 press conference with other county off...
Danny Shapiro

Maricopa County audit deal with Senate a ‘business decision,’ supervisor says

The deal Maricopa County worked out with the Arizona Senate over router access related to the audit of the 2020 election was a "business decision," according to one supervisor.
18 hours ago
Daniel Robinson was last seen in a remote area of Buckeye, Arizona, on June 23, 2021. His SUV was f...
Kevin Stone

Crews searching desert area for Phoenix man find somebody else’s skull

A human skull uncovered during the search for Daniel Robinson in a remote West Valley area is not of the missing Phoenix man, authorities said.
18 hours ago
Tempe names interim Police Chief Jeff Glover as permanent