Chief Bob Ticer

Chief Ticer 2022

Chief Ticer's Bio

Chief Robert Ticer is an Arizona native, having the good fortune to grow up in Yavapai County, an area he calls home. In 1985, after graduating high school in Prescott, Chief Ticer enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served in the Security Police with assignments in Florida, South Korea, and the Mojave Desert of California.  Following his honorable discharge, the Chief was hired by the Prescott Police Department where he served for one year before laterally transferring to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).  During his career at DPS, Chief Ticer completed assignments in the Highway Patrol Division, Vehicle Theft Task Force, Public Information Office, Legislative Liaison, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Gang Task Force (GIITEM).  

 After nearly 21-years in Arizona law enforcement, retiring at the rank of Major with DPS, Robert served as Chief of Police for two Colorado municipalities totaling 12-years. In April 2022, Chief Ticer came home and was hired as the Police Chief in Prescott Valley, where he is committed to ensuring that the Police Department serves the community at the highest and most integrity-based level with goals to reduce crime/fear of crime, improve traffic safety, and provide community education.  

 Robert holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s of Education Degree from Northern Arizona University, is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the FBI National Academy, and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police. Chief Ticer is a past president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.

 In his time away from work, Robert enjoys the Arizona outdoor lifestyle and spending time with family and friends on the waters, the mountains, or at the ball fields.