Beavers retiring at police chief

By Staff, 08/4/20 9:21 AM

PRESCOTT – Prescott Police Chief Joey Beavers is retiring at the end of August.

Beavers has been chief of police for three years, but has more than 30 years law enforcement experience. Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver said his replacement will be named at the August meeting of the Prescott City Council. He said the city has accepted applications from current members of the Prescott Police Department, but one of those officers resigned.

Oliver talked about Ann Jordan, a former member of the PPD, saying most of the officers come to her for advice now and she knows the people on the streets, but she hasn’t been appointed the new chief yet. He said no call will be made until the council meeting.

Jordan, who hasn’t been an officer for about 10 years, Oliver said, would have to get recertified.