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.
Chief Minter is also 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 currently serves on the board of directors of numerous professional organizations, including; Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, Arizona Auto Theft Association, and Arizona Special Olympics.
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 / Harvard University - Senior Management Institute for Police.