Assistant Chief Kathleen Robinson

Assistant Chief Kathleen Robinson


Assistant Chief Robinson began her career with the Tucson Police Department in 1984. She was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2000.


  • Masters of Education Degree, Educational Leadership ? Northern Arizona University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Child Development/Family Relations, Minor in Physical Education ? University of Arizona, 1981

Specialized Training

  • Southwest Leadership Program ? University of Arizona Eller College of Management, 2005
  • FBI National Academy, 2004
  • Senior Management Institute for Police, 2000

Professional Highlights/Affiliations

  • Tucson Police Department Medal of Distinguished Service
  • Tucson Police Department Medal of Merit
  • Outstanding Law Enforcement Award - Men's Anti-Violence Partnership
  • "Women On The Move" Award
  • VDay "Until The Violence Stops" Award, SACASA
  • Tucson Center for Women & Children, Board of Directors
  • Pima Prevention Partnership, Board of Directors/Vice President
  • YWCA, Board of Directors
  • Women At The Top

Law Enforcement Experience

Assistant Chief Robinson has commanded:

  • Support Services Bureau
  • Operations Bureau 1
  • Investigative Services Bureau
  • Administrative Services Bureau

As a Captain, Assistant Chief Robinson was in charge of Operations Division West. As a Lieutenant, Assistant Chief Robinson was a commander in:

  • Special Investigations
  • Operations Division South
  • Operations Division Midtown

As a Sergeant, Assistant Chief Robinson supervised:

  • Office of Internal Affairs
  • Hostage Negotiations Unit
  • Operations Division South

As an Officer, Assistant Chief Robinson was assigned to Patrol in Operations Division South and was an Investigator in Operations Division West.