Commanders

The Commanders of the Prescott Valley Police Department.

Commander James Edelstein

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James Edelstein's Bio

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Fort Hays State University
  • FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA
  • International Association of Chief’s of Police Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women, Kansas City, MO
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Internal Affairs & Command Institute
  • IACP Leadership in Police Organizations, Prescott, AZ

Law Enforcement:

  • Graduated Phoenix Regional Police Academy, 1995
  • Deputy Sheriff, Yavapai County, 1995-1998
  • Various positions and ranks, currently Commander, Prescott Valley Police, 1998-current

Specialized Training:

  • International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Internal Affairs & Command Institute
  • IACP Leadership in Police Organizations
  • AZPost General Instructor, Physical Fitness Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Field Training Officer

Personal:

  • Raised three sons in Prescott Valley with his wife
  • Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer family
  • Member Early Bird Lions of Prescott Valley