Tolleson Police Department Has New Police Chief

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Tempe Police Department Police Chief

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                                  Tempe police's newest chief came from

                                  California to Arizona.  Chief Moir served as a

                                  commander in Menlo Park, Calif. and in

                                  several roles with the Sacramento 

                                  Police Department.  Chief Moir was appointed to

                                  police chief of the El Cerrito Police Department more than five years ago.

Chief Moir received a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Chief Moir is a 26-year law enforcement veteran and is Tempe's first openly gay police chief, and the first woman to hold the position.  Chief Moir is the first external police chief hire for the department since 1968. 

Chief Moir’s goal for the Tempe Police Department is “To build upon the tradition of superb policing that Tempe is known for, promoting positive organizational change and strengthening our partnerships will be my immediate focus.”  “To my new community, I will represent you with integrity, honor, humor, seriousness, lightheartedness when appropriate. I will be authentic to you and I will be authentic to myself.”

Chief Moir is looking to enhance the department's community connectivity. The ability to foster a sense of safety while reducing crime and harm is vital.

                              Tolleson City Council has hired a new police chief.                                     Wayne Booher a 28 year law enforcement veteran                                   has been hired as Tolleson's new police chief.  Chief                                 Booher replaces Chief Larry Rodriquez who retired                                   January 12, 2017.

Chief Booher is a Native of Arizona; born at Luke Air Force Base and raised in the West Valley where he currently lives.  He has been a certified Police Officer for 28 years and has held a variety of positions within the Tolleson Police Department which include Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Operations Commander and now Chief of Police. 

Chief Booher is the first Tolleson Police Officer to attend the FBI National Academy and is a Graduate of the 215th Session.  He is also the first Tolleson Police Officer to attend and graduate from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.  He has previously served as adjunct faculty at Glendale Community College where he taught Police and the Community.

Chief Booher has been instrumental with the implementation of many “firsts” within the Tolleson Police Department.  First K-9 Program, First Motorcycle Traffic Program, First SWAT Program, First School Resource Officer Program, First Explorers Post, First Community Relations Program and First Bicycle Program just to name a few.