City of Prescott has named Amy Bonney Police Chief, following a national search. Bonney has served as Interim Police Chief since February, following the retirement of Debora Black.
“I am pleased to name Amy Bonney Chief of Police,” said City Manager Michael Lamar. “Amy has a record of outstanding leadership and service to the City of Prescott. We look forward to her new leadership role.”
Bonney was born and raised in Prescott, and has served PPD for 23 years. Throughout her career, she has served in a variety of progressively responsible roles before being named deputy chief in 2016.
“It is an absolute honor to be appointed Chief of the Prescott Police Department,” said Bonney. I am humbled to lead and serve alongside the men and women of the Prescott Police Department. Together we will continue to lead the way in serving our community, and working collaboratively with our public safety and city partners to keep Prescott a safe and wonderful place to live, work and visit.”
During her career, Bonney was awarded the Medal of Valor, Sworn Officer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, and multiple other departmental and community awards. She is involved and active in the Prescott and law enforcement communities, currently serving as the President of the Kiwanis Club of Prescott; the 1st Vice President of the FBI National Academy Associates, Arizona Chapter Board of Directors; the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police Training Committee; the Arizona Leadership and Development Program; the Boys and Girls Club Safety Committee; Prescott Women Who Care, and American Lutheran Church music and children’s ministries, among others.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northern Arizona University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix, and graduated with the 257th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The national search netted 35 applicants, with three finalists who were interviewed late last week.