Mark Napier - The Explorer: Elections 2012

Mark Napier republican

Mark Napier has almost three decades of law enforcement experience. He has extensive senior command and executive level experience. He honorably retired from the Tucson Police Department at the rank of Captain. Mark has effectively managed multi-million dollar budgets, both capital and operational. He has provided stellar leadership to large numbers of law enforcement employees engaged in patrol operations, investigations, training and administration. Mark is a highly educated law enforcement professional and is the recipient of many awards.


•B.S. Social Psychology - Park University (summa cum laude)

•Master's Degree Criminal Justice - Boston University

•Senior Management Institute for Police - Police Executive Research Forum

•Certificate Public Policy Management - University of Arizona

•Public Executive Training Program - Arizona State University

•Tucson Police Academy - POST Certified Peace Officer (1987)

•Iowa Law Enforcement Training Center - ILEA Certified Police Officer (1981)


•Marshalltown Iowa Police Department (1981 - 1987). Police officer, training officer, SWAT.

•Tucson Police Department (1987 - 2008 - Honorably Retired). Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain. Assignments: Patrol Commander, Economic Crimes Commander, Internal Auditor, Capital Projects Manager, Executive Officer, Accreditation Manager, Basic Training Sergeant, Hostage Negotiation Unit Supervisor, Planning and Research Supervisor, Field Training Officer, DUI Officer, Patrol Officer.

•Glendale Police Department (2008 - 2009). Assistant Director. Command oversight of: Budget, Grants, Academy, Investigations, Narcotics, Records, Accreditation, Detention, Human Resources, Communications.

•Bureau of Justice Administration. Peer Reviewer - Grant Program. National Justice Information Sharing Initiative FY2010.

•Boston University (2004 - present). Lead Facilitator. Manage daily aspects of program, curriculum, supervision of course facilitators, maintenance of academic standards. Co-developed CJ-831: Criminal Justice Administration

•University of Arizona (2009 - present). Associate Director Parking & Transportation Services. Manage enforcement, special events, operations, alternate transportation programs, grants.


•Certificate of Appreciation - University of Arizona Staff Advisory Council (2012)

•Appreciation Award - Town of Oro Valley for Service on Planning and Zoning Commission (2012)

•Letter of Appreciation: Department of Justice (2010)

•Shining Armor Award: Knights of Columbus (2010)

•Letter of Appreciation: Tucson Police Department (2010)

•Copper Letter: Mayor City of Tucson (2008)

•Retirement Medal: Tucson Police Department (2008)

•Certificate of Appreciation: American Legion (2007)

•Chief of Police Citation of Excellence: Tucson Police Department (2005)

•Law Enforcement Unit of the Year: Arizona Auto Theft Authority (2002)

•Medal of Service: Tucson Police Department (2001)

•Civic Service Award: Homicide Survivors (2000)

•Letter of Appreciation: Arizona Regional Community Policing Institute (2000)

•Medal of Merit: Tucson Police Department (1998)

•Exemplary Service Award: AZ POST (1996)

•Medal of Merit: Tucson Police Department (1994)


•National Sheriff's Association

•Arizona Latino Republican Association - Member

•Santa Catalina Knights of Columbus (Deputy Grand Knight

•Santa Catalina Catholic Church

•Oro Valley Rotary Club

•Campus Community Relations Committee - University of Arizona

•Arizona Assurance Scholars Program - Mentor

•Appointed Professionals Advisory Council - University of Arizona

•American Legion

•International Parking Association

•East Valley Chief's Association (2009)

•West Valley Chief's Association (2009)

•Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

Military Service

•U.S. Army Reserve - Honorable Discharge (1981 - 1987)

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