City Manager Jeff Barton announced today July 29, 2022 that Michael Sullivan will join the Phoenix Police Department as the interim Police Chief on September 12, 2022, pending Council approval. Sullivan currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Compliance Bureau for the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).
As you may recall, Police Chief Jeri Williams announced her intent to retire after an serving for 33years in law enforcement. In a communication, City Manager Barton thanked Chief Williams for her dedicated service.
It was announced the interim assignment is expected to be last 12-24 months. During this time, the City of Phoenix will conduct a robust nationwide search for a permanent Police Chief.