Chief Roy W. Minter Jr. Bio
Chief Roy W. Minter Jr. was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Peoria Police Department on March 21, 2011. He came to Peoria from Denton, Texas where he served as Chief of Police for more than three-years.
During Chief Minter’s tenure in Denton, he implemented crime reduction programs that resulted in significant decreases in violent and property crime. He also implemented the department’s Police Training Officer Program and E-Citation program. Chief Minter also created several community-based programs that significantly improved the department’s relationship with the community.
Prior to his appointment in Denton, Chief Minter spent 15-years with the Aurora, Colorado Police Department where he held several positions including: Narcotics Unit Sergeant, Training Section Commander, and the Operations Support Section Commander, where he supervised the SWAT team, K-9 Unit, Gang Intervention Unit and Pattern Crimes Unit. In his last assignment, he served as Commander of the department’s largest patrol station.
Chief Minter began his law enforcement career with the Houston Police Department where he served for 10-years as a police officer in the Special Operations Division.
In April 2008, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) presented Chief Minter with its Gary P. Hayes Memorial Award. The Hayes Award is presented annually to "up-and-coming" law enforcement professionals who exhibit strong character, a record of leadership, and a commitment to improving the law enforcement profession.
In May 2014, Chief Minter was presented the City Manager’s Excellence Award for Diversity and Exemplary Leadership. The Diversity Award was presented to Chief Minter for creating the United Community Action Network (U.C.A.N.).
The Exemplary Leadership Award was presented to Chief Minter for his work on the 2013 labor negotiations and his assistance with solidifying sound practices for future labor negotiations.
Chief Minter is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he serves on the Investigative Operations Committee. His professional affiliations also include the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
Chief Minter also currently serves on the board of several professional organizations, including; Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, Arizona Auto Theft Association, Arizona Special Olympics, Arizona Muslim/Police Advisory Board and the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX Executive Committee.
Chief Minter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Chief Minter is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police.