Chief Gordon Gartner is the new president of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police.
He takes office in January.
The association is a professional association for police chiefs and is affiliated with the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Gartner said there are more than 200 members in the Arizona group, though not all are police chiefs.
The organization provides not only a networking opportunity for leaders in law enforcement, but also offers training.
Gartner has been on the executive board of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police for four years, serving in various capacities and on different committees.