About the Department

The Sierra Vista Police Department is headed by Chief of Police Adam D. Thrasher, who reports to the city manager. Below the chief is Deputy Chief Jon Kosmider.

The agency is organized into two components: the Administrative Services Division, headed by Commander Chris Hiser, and the Police Division, headed by Commander Lawrence Boutte. The Administrative Division oversees training, animal control, records, recruitment, accreditation, and evidence. The Police Division includes patrol, specialty assignments, special operations, SROs, PIO, volunteers, and reserve officers.

There are currently 64 sworn officers and 19 civilian department members (as of January 1, 2021).