Thursday, May 2 at 5:00 pm in Painted Cliffs Hall
Speaker: Jack Harris - Retired Phoenix police Chief and Deputy City Manager
Subject: Immigration and Crime in Arizona
Jack will provide facts that show the true relationship between the two as opposed to statements that have been in the news that do not actually reflect what was and is going on in immigrant communities.
Jack Harris began his career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1972. He served honorably for over 39 years rising through the ranks from patrol officer to Police Chief. As the Police Chief he led a department that consisted of over 3500 sworn police officers and a support staff of 1100 civilian positions with an annual budget of over half a billion dollars. After retiring he was asked to return to become a Deputy City Manager with the title of Public Safety Manager. In this position he continued to serve as Police Chief but took on the added responsibility of leadership of the City of Phoenix Emergency Management team as well as having direct oversight of all public safety entities in the City of Phoenix. He retired in 2011 and is currently consulting on a variety of police related issues.
Jack is a graduate of Phoenix College, Arizona State University, Ottawa University, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and the FBI National Executive institute. He has received numerous awards including lifetime achievement awards from the Governor of Arizona and the Fraternal Order of Police and was recently selected to receive the Leadership award for 2012 from the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, DC. In 2015 he was selected to receive the prestigious “Service Above Self” award from the United States Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.