Prescott Valley Police Chief Bob Ticer has announced the promotion of Sgt. Nancy Roberts to the rank of Lieutenant, effective July 17.
Roberts, an Arizona native who grew up in Mayer, began her career with PVPD in January 2006. She attended the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy in January 2006. A year later she achieved the Rookie of the Year award.During her 16 ½ year tenure with the department, Roberts has served as a patrol officer, lead patrol officer and sergeant, general instructor subject matter expert, SWAT negotiator and negotiations sergeant, crime prevention officer, field training officer, and Honor Guard member for 12 years.
She is one of five PVPD command leaders to complete three extensive leadership courses to earn the Trilogy award from the FBI-LEEDA Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. In 2021 Roberts was the recipient of the AZWIN Arizona Women’s Initiative Network “Taking Time Award.” This award is presented to a woman in a leadership position with tenure in public safety, who has mentored, coached, developed, and assisted others to greater heights in their own careers. Roberts has worked and trained extensively to bring mental health resources to the community and to her fellow officers.
She implemented critical incident debriefs and follow-ups for officers to alleviate the effects of potential PTSD after critical incidents. Roberts will work to complete the agency’s first Law Enforcement Accreditation within the next few months, showing PVPD’s commitment to accountability, transparency, and sound practices. Now working to finish her bachelor’s degree, Roberts plans to start her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Criminal Justice. She credits the support of her partner and her children that allows her to take the time to achieve further education and career advancement.
Prescott Valley Police Chief Bob Ticer congratulated Roberts on her achievement: “A police lieutenant is a key leadership position within the Prescott Valley Police Department, requiring a tremendous amount of experience, duty, and drive in that person. It is my privilege to promote Nancy Roberts, who has worked very hard gaining experience and securing her education throughout her career in preparation for this promotion. I am confident that Lieutenant Roberts will excel in her duties as a watch commander in patrol operations for our community,” he said.
Roberts’ mother pinned her badge after her graduation from the NARTA Academy, and her twin son and daughter pinned her badge when she received her promotion to sergeant. Her father pinned her lieutenant badge in a ceremony at the PVPD on July 20.