Sergeant Rob BrownSergeant Rob Brown has worked with the Prescott Valley Police Department for his entire nearly 20 years in law enforcement. He began in Patrol, then became a motorcycle officer for nine years. He served in SWAT for six years, two of them as sergeant, and worked in criminal investigations for three years.
Sergeant Brown began the department’s vehicle impound program, has instructed at the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) and oversees the PVPD K9 program. He also has served with the Family Violence Unit, and writes the Department of Highway Safety grants each year that provide PVPD with money for DUI, speed and child safety enforcement. He has overseen four DUI roadblocks in Prescott Valley during his career. He is a traffic accident reconstructionist, oversees Drug Recognition enforcement, and does commercial truck enforcement.
Sgt. Brown has a passion for traffic enforcement because traffic issues generate the highest number of complaints to the Prescott Valley Police Department, and the most injuries. “Traffic enforcement is very important,” he says. “It keeps our community safer."
Officer Brad Penner
Officer Brad Penner has been in law enforcement for 18 years – 11 with the Tempe PD, a year with DPS, and six year with Prescott Valley. A two-time recipient of the department’s Officer of the Year honors, Penner works in Patrol, Traffic and as a SWAT negotiator.
His work with DPS interested him in traffic enforcement, and he is experienced in intoxication testing and accident reconstruction.
Officer Matt Cahill
Officer Matt Cahill volunteered for the Prescott Valley Police Department before he was hired. An ERAU student who was a helicopter pilot studying safety science, he chose to be an officer, and graduated from the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) four years ago.
Traffic enforcement and getting impaired drivers off the road have been Cahill’s passions since he started with the PV department. He has served on the callout crash team, which investigates serious crashes, for two years. He also conducts accident reconstruction. Additionally, he assists the department with researching and equipping police vehicles with updated technology.
Officer Jake Lichlyter
Officer Jake Lichlyter has served as a Police Officer since December of 2002 when he started his career in the Glendale Police Department. In February 2006 he joined the Prescott Valley Police Department, where he has continued to serve as a Police Officer. During that time, he has participated as firearms instructor, lead the Below 100 Initiative program and various other functions of the Department. Most recently, after nearly 15 years of law enforcement, he joined the traffic team to focus on enforcement and traffic collision investigations.
Officer Robert Payne
Officer Robert Payne began working for the Prescott Valley Police Department in 2014 after serving in the United States Army for four years. He is also a member of the Prescott Valley S.W.A.T. Team and has been a S.W.A.T. Team operator since 2016. Officer Payne has been with the Traffic Team since April of 2017. He has a passion for learning more about traffic enforcement and traffic collision investigations.