Message from the Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the Glendale Police Department I want to welcome you to our department. Our employees are committed to the safety and wellbeing of those that visit, work and live within our community. We are dedicated to remaining actively engaged and are constantly striving to ensure your safety and care.

The Glendale Police Department is a CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accredited department and has maintained this standing since being awarded in 2000. This has been achieved through professionalism, innovation, and a determination to do what is right. We continuously seek new and improved ways to serve by valuing the input from those within our community. We encourage you to be part of our team and stay engaged with us through our website, social media, and in person. We recognize that trust and confidence are earned and we are committed to serving those that depend on us. Through open dialogue and continued partnerships we can be successful in creating a healthy and safe environment.

Chief Chris Briggs

Chief of Police

Chief of Police

Chris Briggs

Police Chief Chris Briggs joined the Glendale Police Department in 1992. Before being appointed Police Chief, Chief Briggs served as the Assistant Chief overseeing the Investigations and Administrative Bureau where he was responsible for criminal investigations, undercover operations, special events planning and operations, traffic, training, personnel management, planning and research, grants and the budget.

Throughout his career, Chief Briggs has worked in every division in the department including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, the Professional Standards Unit and Special Operations, where he served in the capacity of detective, sergeant and lieutenant. While in Special Operations, he planned events and contingency responses for events that included NFL and NHL games, Super Bowls, City events and Luke Air Force Base air shows. As a Commander, Chief Briggs led the Administration Division and the Gateway Patrol Division before being promoted to Assistant Chief.

Chief Briggs earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Ottawa University and attended the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations course. Chief Briggs is married and is the father of a son and daughter.