Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar


Deputy Chief Kasmar started his career with the Tucson Police Department in August 2000.  He was promoted to Deputy Chief in November of 2016.


  • Bachelor Degree from the University of Arizona

Specialized Training

  • Senior Management Institute for Police, Police Executive Research Forum
  • Southwest Leadership Program, University of Arizona Eller College of Management

Professional Highlights/Affiliations

  • Tucson Police Department Chief of Police Citation of Excellence (4)

Law Enforcement Experience

During his service in law enforcement, Deputy Chief Kasmar has worked in many disciplines in the profession. These include:

As a Captain, Deputy Chief Kasmar was a commander of:

  • Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief of Police
  • Operations Division East

As a Lieutenant, Deputy Chief Kasmar was a commander in:

  • Office of Internal Affairs (Professional Standards)
  • Operations Division West

As a Sergeant and Officer, Deputy Chief Kasmar has worked in:

  • Motor Unit
  • Bicycle Unit
  • Community Response Team
  • Street Crime Interdiction Unit
  • Operations Divisions South, West, Midtown and East
  • Hostage Negotiations Unit