Current Affairs and Police Reform – How it Might Effect You and Your Business
Kara Riley, the Chief of Police of the Oro Valley Police Department will be our featured guest speaker. Chief Riley will brief us on current affairs and the topic of police reform. Because of the trying times we're experiencing in business and as a country she promises to bring us timely and relevant information. We're excited for her to be joining us.
Chief of Police Oro Valley P.D.
Oro Valley, Arizona
Chief Riley has 28 years of law enforcement experience.
Kara M. Riley has been a police officer since February 1992. Prior to being a police officer, she worked in the corrections field for five years, both at adult and juvenile jails. From 1993 to 2004, she was a police officer and sergeant with the Tucson Airport Authority. In 2004, she started her career with the Oro Valley Police Department.
Prior to becoming Chief, she held the rank of Commander. Her responsibilities included the Field Services Division for patrol, motors, K-9, SWAT, Negotiations, and the Community Action Team. She was also responsible for the Support Services Division, which is responsible for criminal investigations, community resources, public safety telecommunicators, fleet, IT, records unit and task force operations. In the past, she served as the Chief’s Executive Officer. The Executive Officer holds the responsibilities of professional development and training, the office of professional standards and the public information officer.
Kara serves on the Board of Directors for Pima County Wireless Integrated Network, Oro Valley Community Leadership Board, Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, Women Leading Government Marketing Committee, Northwest Women’s Group, and Southern Arizona Women Leading Government. She is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates Arizona Chapter, member of the International Association Chiefs of Police and a member of the National Public Information Officers Association.
Kara holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Education. In September 2015, she graduated from class 261 at the FBI National Academy and in 2012, Northwestern University Police Staff and Command School.
Kara had the fortunate opportunity to grow up overseas in Taiwan, Abu Dhabi and Sudan, Africa. Her father is a retired professor from the University of Arizona in the field of environmental studies. She is a mother to an 18 year-old daughter and aunt to six nieces and nephews. She enjoys fishing, watching any sport the University of Arizona is playing, CrossFit and spending time with her finance, Joseph Shelley.
Chief of Police
Oro Valley, Arizona/USA
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 – Oro Valley Country Club
11:00 am Networking
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Program