Frank Balkcom, retired November 2018 after 40 years of Law Enforcement service at the rank of Chief of Police. Chief Balkcom started his career in 1978 as a Correctional Officer and Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
In 1982 Chief Balkcom joined the Glendale Police Department and served in many assignments including, SWAT, Undercover Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol and various other assignments.
Chief Balkcom also served as a Basic Training Sergeant at the Phoenix Regional Police Academy and worked as an Investigations Supervisor. Chief Balkcom was assigned to the Arizona Counter Terrorism Center as a Lieutenant and held various assignments including working two Super Bowls while at the Glendale Police Department.
Chief Balkcom retired in January of 2015 and his last assignment at the Glendale Police Department was as the Lieutenant of the Violent Crimes Unit.
Chief Balkcom was selected as the Chief of Police in Page Arizona in November of 2014 and retired in November of 2018.
Chief Balkcom received his bachelor's degree from Grand Canyon University and his master's degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. Chief Balkcom is a Graduate of the A.S.U. Certified Public Managers Course.
Chief Balkcom is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, Administrators Officers Course and the Leadership in Police Organizations Course.
Chief Balkcom was a finalist for the 2016 International Herman Goldstein Community Policing Award.
Chief Balkcom has taught many Criminal Justice Courses at Glendale Community College, Estrella Mountain Community College, Phoenix Regional Police Academy and the Navajo Nation Public Safety Police Academy.
Center for Problem Oriented Policing, International Herman Goldstein Award, Excellence in Problem Oriented 2016 Finalist.