Deputy Chief Sharon Allen

Sharon Allen


Deputy Chief Allen joined the Tucson Police Department in 1978. She was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2009.


  • Masters of Education Degree, Educational Leadership ─ Northern Arizona University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration ─ University of Phoenix, 1990

Specialized Training

  • Senior Management Institute for Police

Professional Highlights/Affiliations

  • Tucson Police Department Medal of Distinguished Service
  • Tucson Police Department Medal of Merit
  • Tucson Police Department Unit Medal
  • Leadership Above & Beyond Award
  • Old Pueblo Civitan Club/American
  • Heart Disease Association
  • Northwest Medical Center Women's Health Advisory Board
  • La Frontera Clinic, Board of Directors

Law Enforcement Experience

Deputy Chief Allen has commanded:

  • Field Services Bureau
  • Administrative Services Bureau
  • Operations Bureau 2

As a Captain, Deputy Chief Allen served as the Chief of Staff and was the commander for:

  • Operations Division West
  • Professional Standards Division

As a Lieutenant, Deputy Chief Allen served as the Liaison to the City Manager and as a commander for:

  • Operations Division West
  • CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies)

As a Sergeant, Deputy Chief Allen supervised in:

  • Operations Division South
  • Background Investigations Unit
  • Internal Affairs Division
  • Sex Offender Registration & Tracking Unit

As a Detective, Deputy Chief Allen worked in:

  • School Resource Officer Unit
  • Juvenile Services Division
  • Operations Division Midtown

Deputy Chief Allen served as a Patrol Officer in Operations Division Midtown. She began her career as a non-sworn Community Service Officer.