Kingman Police Chief Bob DeVries was honored as Chief of the Year by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police on Friday, Jan. 19.


The award was presented at the January 2018 Annual Board Installation Meeting and Luncheon. Chief DeVries was recognized for his service to the association, service to the community, and accomplishments as a law enforcement administrator.

DeVries’ accomplishments are many in his 40 years of law enforcement service. Most recently, he served on AACOP’s Accreditation Committee. He has worked with the committee to develop a plan to implement a statewide accreditation program. He is one of 71 police chiefs in Arizona.

Following a presentation last November, The Arizona Risk Pool voted to partner with AACOP and assist with funding for the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP). ALEAP will recognize accredited agencies that have adopted and implemented best practice policies, procedures, and training throughout their department.

Arizona was the 29th state to develop its own statewide law enforcement accreditation program.

Chief DeVries was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife, Laurie, one of his sons, Aaron, two of his granddaughters Kenzie & Maddy, as well as several staff members.