Bullhead City Police Chief presents budget of $18 million dollars.

Published by The Bee News

May 10, 2022

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Bullhead City Police Chief Robert Trebes, along with his command staff, presented the approximate $18 million budget to the City Council yesterday afternoon. Chief Trebes proposed two additional new officer positions to help patrol our community. The proposed budget also includes five new police vehicles, along with appropriate gear, equipment & training to maintain a highly skilled agency. We appreciate the City Council and the community’s strong support of our Chief and department – not only helping to keep us safe, but also the community.
DEDICATED TO SERVE BULLHEAD CITY – Command staff pictured from L to R: Chief of Police Robert Trebes, Captain Jason Harms, Lieutenant Bradley Holdway, Lieutenant Nathan McConnell, Lieutenant Kenneth Williams, Lieutenant Andrew Sevillano and Lieutenant Marvin Harris.
For more information on our Command Staff under Chief Trebes’ leadership, please read below:
Chief Robert Trebes began his career in 2003 as a Corrections Officer for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office for a short time before becoming a Deputy Sheriff with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. In 2004, he joined the Bullhead City Police Department where he has worked in several positions including an officer in patrol, training coordinator, field training officer, and a recruit training officer and class supervisor at the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (WALETA). He also was the supervisor for the Office of Professional Standards, Support Services Division Commander, and as Acting Captain he oversaw the Operations Division. He was sworn in as the Chief of Police for the Bullhead City Police Department on February 25, 2021.
Chief Trebes has a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Administration and an Associate Arts Degree in History. He is an Arizona POST Certified Field Training Officer, General Instructor, Background Investigator, and a Blue Courage Instructor.
Captain Jason Harms began his career with the Bullhead City Police Department in 2000 and has served as a patrol officer, general detective, Corporal in the Office of Research and Development, Sergeant in the Office of Professional Standards and as the 911 Communications Supervisor, Lieutenant in the Patrol Bureau and in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and most recently as Captain as Operations Division Commander. Captain Harms received the Chief’s Commendation Medal in 2001 and was Officer of the Year in 2006. He holds many certifications and is highly trained as a Computer Forensics Specialist, WMD Hazmat Technician, FBI Hazardous Devices Technician and Explosive Entry, ATF Advanced Explosives Disposal and Home Made Explosives, General Instructor, Physical Fitness, Firearms, Driver, High Risk Vehicle Stops, Defensive Tactics/ Impact Weapons Instructor, Taser and M.I.L.O. Instructor.
Lieutenant Brad Holdway began his law enforcement career as a police officer in Ohio in 1999 and then the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. He joined the Bullhead City Police Department in 2003. He has served in a variety of specialties including patrol officer, recruit training officer at WALETA, Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit – patrol bike and boat certified, Corporal in the Vice Narcotics Section, Sergeant of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations and patrol, and most recently as Lieutenant overseeing patrol operations. Lt. Holdway has been a SWAT team member since 2005, SWAT team leader since 2016 until most recently serving as the SWAT team commander in 2021. He is an Arizona POST Firearms Instructor and Firearms Subject Matter Expert, range master and is a BHCPD Medal of Honor recipient.
Lieutenant Nathan McConnell started his public safety career as a Psychiatric Technician and Police Officer at the maximum-security forensics Atascadero State Hospital from 2002 – 2012. He also served time as a Corrections Officer in California before joining the Bullhead City Police Department in 2012. He has served as a field training officer, general instructor, SWAT Operator, Crisis Hostage Negotiator, and as the Team Leader of the Negotiator team. Lt. McConnell had served as the FOPOA President for approximately four years. Lt. McConnell has most recently reopened the Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving Unit at BHCPD. He has written grants for the department and received over $100,000 in grant funding. Lt. McConnell has revamped the School Resource Officer program, assisted with re-instituting the Juvenile Truancy Diversion Court program, expanded the Water Safety Program, Homeless Liaison Coordinator, and is presently running the 911 Communications Dispatch Center. He is also in the process of creating a mental health crisis response team, BACCUP, which is a much needed focus in our community.
Lieutenant Kenneth Williams started his career with the Bullhead City Police Department in 1996 and has spent most of his career working in patrol and as a field training officer. He has mentored and trained most of the existing police force, including many of today’s commanders. He has served on the SWAT team, SWAT team leader, dive team member, Corporal for the Vice Narcotics Section where he was awarded the Arizona Narcotics Officers Association (ANOA) Unit of the Year during that time in 2010, patrol supervisor, and Sergeant and Lieutenant overseeing the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. He was awarded BHPCD Officer of the Year in 2002 and 2016. Lt. Williams has received training for Less Lethal Instructor, High Risks Stops Instructor, Taser Instructor, Physical Fitness Instructor (POPAT), M.I.L.O. Instructor, Hostage Negotiator, Computer Forensics Investigator, Waterways Boat Operator and also previously served as ANOA President. He earned his Associate’s Degree in 2004.
Lieutenant Andrew Sevillano began his career with the Bullhead City Police Department in 2004. He was assigned as School Resource Officer (SRO) in 2005 and soon became a National Recognized School Resource Officer in 2007, for his efforts mentoring troubled youth and participating in many projects and programs. He was also awarded SADD Advisor of the Year for the State of Arizona. Lt. Sevillano has also worked other areas including patrol, detectives, Tactical Watercraft Operator, Crisis Hostage Negotiator, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, MILO instructor, and Mental Health, Elder/Child Abuse Instructor. He was named BHCPD Officer of the Year in 2011 and in 2017. In 2021, he was awarded the Spirit of Arizona Award for Community Achievement. In 2021 when he was promoted to Lieutenant, he was assigned to serve as the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator, as well as supervisor of 911 Communications, Property and Evidence, Records, and Animal Care and Welfare. He currently oversees the department’s Support Services Division, as well as manages the Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit, newly acquired park rangers, waterways division, and school resource officers.
Lieutenant Marvin Harris began his career with the Bullhead City Police Department in 2005. He has served in many areas within the department including patrol, field training officer, SWAT team, Vice Narcotics Section, Corporal in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Patrol Sergeant Supervisor, and Lieutenant of the Office of Professional Standard, where he is currently assigned today. Lt. Harris is a certified General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Defensive Driving Instructor, and High Risk Stop Instructor. Recently he has attended and received his certification for the Arizona POST Executive Leadership Program and LLRMI National Internal Affairs Training. He is currently in his final semester at Southern New Hampshire University obtaining his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and will pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Police Administration.

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