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Posted on: April 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Chief Richard Jessup Appointed To Governor's Commission To Prevent Violence Against Women


San Luis, Arizona – San Luis Police Chief Richard Jessup has been appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to serve on the Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women. This honorable appointment is given as recognition to outstanding citizens within the Arizona state government.

The appointment occurred this past February 2021, the nomination was able to be finalized on March 29th, 2021, when Chief Jessup signed his Oath of Loyalty.  

The Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women is tasked with developing legislative and policy recommendations with regard to preventing violence against women, as well as expanding on successful prevention initiatives and coordinating and expanding services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Commission seeks to unite and enhance statewide efforts to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence. 

Members of the Commission represent a wide variety of disciplines, regions and cultural perspectives. Commissioners advise the Commission Chair and staff on critical issues across the state and apply their particular expertise to the issues at hand.

Chief Jessup has been serving as Chief of Police for the past four (4) years. During his tenure, he has been appointed as the Select Council of Progressive Enforcement (S.C.O.P.E.) President in Yuma County, the executive board first Vice President for the Arizona Associations of Chiefs of Police, and serves as a board member for Amberly’s Place, our local Yuma County domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault advocacy center. Chief Jessup was also invited to serve on the Governor's Human Trafficking Taskforce, which he gladly accepted as well. 

“It is a humbling honor to be appointed to the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women, I am a big proponent of sharing information and growth of local law enforcement agencies,” stated Chief of Police Richard Jessup. 

“I would like to congratulate our City of San Luis, Chief of Police Richard Jessup on his latest appointment,” stated Mayor Gerardo Sanchez. “He is a great addition to the commission,” he added. 

For more information on the Governor’s Commission to prevent violence please visit :

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