Orr named Safford Police chief

Contributed Photo. Glen Orr

SAFFORD — The Safford City Council made it official Monday, voting unanimously to affirm the slection of Glen Orr as the city’s new police chief.

“It’s a good feeling to know I have support from the council and from the city. Twenty-nine years ago, when I started in law enforcement, I had no idea that I would ever want to get to this position or this place, but it’s been a great experience and a great career. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Safford,” Orr said.

Orr is a 12-year veteran with the Safford Police Department, having started in patrol before moving up to detective, detective sergeant and captain.

Prior to joining Safford Police Department, he served 13 years with the Graham County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy, a K-9 handler and a detective sergeant.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice and a master’s degree in public administration. He also graduated the FBI National Academy and has received two Chiefs Awards for his detective work.