Police Chief Jerald Monahan has announced the promotion of Lieutenant Amy Bonney to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police.
Bonney is a Prescott native and proud graduate of Prescott High School. She has served with the police department for 18 years, beginning as a police officer followed by achieving the ranks of sergeant in 2003 and lieutenant in 2012. "I am truly humbled and honored to be able to serve as the Deputy Chief of the Prescott Police Department," Bonney said. "The men and women of the Prescott Police Department are what make this department great, and working with them has been the greatest privilege of my life. Each and every member of the team is committed to our core values of Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. In my new role, I will preserve and uphold these values as the basis for the service the police department provides to our community."
Bonney holds a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Northern Arizona University with a minor in Spanish. She graduated from the FBI National Academy Session #257, and is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates Arizona Chapter. Bonney develops and instructs curriculum for AZ POST, the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, in the areas of police supervision and leadership, and serves on the subject matter expert committee for the AZ POST general instructor program.
"Amy Bonney's promotion to Deputy Chief is significant due to the timing of both my departure and Deputy Chief Reinhardt's retirement from the City," commented Chief Jerald Monahan. "Amy has prepared herself well for this position. She is a capable, knowledgeable, and personable public safety professional who is from Prescott, and knows the community. She will be in a position to assist with selection of a new police chief, and contribute to the stability of the department as a well known and respected team member."
Bonney is a board member for the Prescott Chapter of Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP), the Prescott Kiwanis Club, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as a member of the American Lutheran Church.
Bonney will provide administrative support to the chief of police and her command will include operations, patrol, and the Prescott Regional Communication Center.