Chief of Police

Chief Bryan JarrellChief Bryan Jarrell is an experienced administrator and law enforcement executive. He possesses a wide range of competencies in law enforcement covering areas of focus such as:

  • Budget
  • Organized labor
  • Criminal investigations
  • Crime prevention and crime reduction techniques
  • Traffic safety
  • Acceptable supervisory practices
  • Staff development
  • Community outreach

His extensive supervisory and operational knowledge is evident by his demonstrated ability to improve the efficiency of operations resulting in cost savings, without sacrificing the level of service to the community.

Law Enforcement Experience

Chief Jarrell has more than 33 years of experience as a police officer and executive in Southfield, Michigan and Prescott Valley, Arizona. He began his career in February, 1985 and retired in July, 2013. He was Deputy Police Chief for the last 10 years overseeing all divisions of a major metropolitan police department. During Chief Jarrell's diverse career, he had the opportunity to gain experience in virtually every area of law enforcement and achieve a thorough understanding of the City government's operations.

Training & Education

Throughout his career, Chief Bryan Jarrell has received a significant amount of education and training:

  • Masters of Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma
  • Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Criminal Justice, graduating summa cum laude
  • Graduate of the 218th session of the FBI National Academy
  • FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association's (LEEDA) Command Institute
  • Arizona Leadership Program
  • Northwestern University's Executive Management Program
  • University of Louisville's Crime Prevention Institute
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers
  • Certified by the Department of Homeland Security in the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Incident Command Systems (ICS)


Some of Chief Bryan Jarrell's major accomplishments would include:

  • Total evaluation of the department organizational structure and service delivery model that resulted in recommendations that would save $2.5 million over a 4-year period, and improved the overall efficiency of operations.
  • Created the department's Policy Review Committee, made up of supervisors, commanders, union personnel and subject matter experts, which was tasked with reviewing all department policies to ensure they were up to date, relevant and legally defensible.
  • Resurrected and/or created several business watch-type programs to address the unique concerns of the business community.
  • Created the department's 1st bicycle patrol program.
  • Served as staff liaison to the Southfield Veterans Commission from 2004 to 2013.
  • Completely overhauled the recruiting, hiring, and training process to attract and retain high quality candidates.
  • Implemented numerous community outreach programs


One of Chief Jarrell’s greatest strengths is the ability to create and maintain positive, productive relationships with city leaders, other department heads, residents and the business community.

Personal Life

Chief Bryan Jarrell and his wife, Tina, have raised three children, and enjoy camping, running, cycling, hiking, and golfing in their spare time.