The Prescott Police Foundation
The Prescott Police Foundation (“Foundation”) was organized in August of 2013, as a not for profit foundation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, in support of the Prescott Community. The Foundation supports the Prescott Police Department with charitable activities. The Foundation supports the Prescott Community and the Prescott Police Department, including:
Serving the Prescott, Arizona Police Department
Chief Debora Black
Chief Debora Black joined the Prescott Police Department in July of 2016, bringing with her more than 36 years of professional law enforcement experience.
Prior to joining the Prescott Police Department, Chief Black served as Chief of Police for the City of Glendale for four years, preceded by five and half years as their Assistant Chief. Previously she worked for the Phoenix Police Department where she began her career in 1980 as a patrol officer and worked her way through the ranks ultimately being promoted to Assistant Police Chief in 2000. During her career, Chief Black was awarded the Medal of Valor, three Medals of Lifesaving and two Police Chief’s Unit Awards.
Chief Black is an Executive Fellow for the Police Foundation, dedicated to enhancing policing through innovation and science. She serves on the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona and is Past President of the West Valley Chief’s Association; she remains active in and supports a variety of local charitable organizations. The YWCA honored her as the Public Service Leader of the Year in 2008.
Chief Black earned a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. She attended the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government and has earned a Certificate in Legal Studies at Phoenix College.