Commanders

The Commanders of the Prescott Valley Police Department.

Commander James Edelstein

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James Edelstein's Bio

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Fort Hays State University
  • FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA
  • International Association of Chief’s of Police Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women, Kansas City, MO
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Internal Affairs & Command Institute
  • IACP Leadership in Police Organizations, Prescott, AZ

Law Enforcement:

  • Graduated Phoenix Regional Police Academy, 1995
  • Deputy Sheriff, Yavapai County, 1995-1998
  • Various positions and ranks, currently Commander, Prescott Valley Police, 1998-current

Specialized Training:

  • International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Internal Affairs & Command Institute
  • IACP Leadership in Police Organizations
  • AZPost General Instructor, Physical Fitness Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Field Training Officer

Personal:

  • Raised three sons in Prescott Valley with his wife
  • Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer family
  • Member Early Bird Lions of Prescott Valley



Commander Jeremy Martin


Jeremy Martin's Bio

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Education:

  • Associate of Arts Degree from Yavapai College
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University 

Law Enforcement:

  • Graduate of Mesa Police Academy Class 16 on August 2001
  • Mesa Police Officer for almost 5 years
  • Began with Prescott Valley Police Department on August 2005
  • NARTA Physical Fitness Instructor for classes 25-37
  • Detective in Criminal Investigations Section from January 2009-January 2012
  • Promoted to Corporal in January of 2012
  • Lead Field Training Officer 2012-2015
  • Promoted to Sergeant in May of 2015
  • Field Training Officer Sergeant from 2015-2016
  • Sergeant for the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Taskforce (PANT) from February 2017-June 2020
  • Administrative Sergeant before being promoted to Lieutenant in October, 2020
  • Promoted to Commander in April, 2022

Specialized Training:

  • AZPost General Instructor
  • AZPost Physical Fitness Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Arizona Leadership Program Class 16
  • Advanced Homicide Investigations
  • Vice and Specialized Unit Supervisor Training
  • Hidta Commanders Conference 
  • Supervising Field Training Officer Units 
  • Arizona Narcotics Officers Association Conference 2017-2019
  • FBI-LEEDA SLI and CLI

Awards:

  • 2011 Prescott Valley Police Department Officer of the Year
  • 2019 Criminal Investigations Division awarded unit of the year
  • Two-time recipient of the Prescott Valley Police Department Community Policing Award
  • Police Star in 2015

Personal:

  • Currently raising a daughter and two sons with his wife
  • Prescott Valley Little League coach and board member