Deputy Chief Eric Kazmierczak

photo of Deputy Chief KazmierczakDeputy Chief Eric Kazmierczak started his public safety career in 1998 with the City of Tucson.

Throughout his tenure, Deputy Chief Kazmierczak has worked in the south, west and midtown patrol divisions and held several positions within the Tucson Police Department, including:

  • Field Training Officer
  • SWAT Team Leader
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Internal Affairs Sergeant
  • Patrol Lieutenant
  • Human Resources Lieutenant
  • Executive Officer
  • President of the Tucson Police Command Association
  • Operations Division West Captain
  • Training Division Captain

Leading the Administrative Services Bureau, which includes the Technology, Logistics, Human Resources, and Records Sections, and Training Division, Deputy Chief Kazmierczak embraces the community-oriented policing mission that uses innovative approaches to enhance public safety.

The Administrative Services Bureau is responsible for:

  • The development, execution, oversight and audit of TPD’s approximately $150 million annual budget
  • Hiring of over 100 commissioned and professional staff members annually
  • All department training, implementation and use of all software and technology to include over 600 body worn camera systems
  • And the maintenance of all Department records.

Throughout his career with the Tucson Police Department, Deputy Chief Kazmierczak has been at the leading edge of department enhancements. In 2014, he spearheaded the design and implementation of a nationally recognized Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) program within the Tucson Police Department.

Deputy Chief Kazmierczak also assisted in the creation of the Safe Teen Accident Reduction Training, or START Program in Tucson, and dedicated 10 years of instruction to thousands of teenage drivers. Recently, he initiated the implementation of programs centered on procedural justice, de-escalation techniques, and community involvement in the training mission.

Deputy Chief Kazmierczak holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, class 331; the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police in 2017, and he has presented at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference.