The San Luis City Council has appointed a Chief of Police during its regular council meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Mayor Sanchez stated that “He is pleased with the Council’s selection and reiterated that with Chief Higgins, San Luis will still be one of the safest cities in Arizona.”
Craig Higgins has been selected as the new Chief of Police and officially took office Thursday, February 11, 2016. Chief Higgins comes to office with a total of 28 years of law enforcement experience. During his career, Chief Higgins has worked in managing administrative and operational activates across federal, state, local, and military environments. Chief Higgins served as a mentor and development specialist in Afghanistan and returned to Yuma, Arizona in August of 2015.
Chief Higgins is a graduate from Florida State University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. Chief Higgins also possesses several other certifications, trainings, and executive programs.
Chief Higgins was a supervisor from 2007 to 2011 with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) where he did operations within San Luis on a regular basis. Craig Higgins retired from DEA on April 2014.
Chief Higgins is proud to be serving the citizens of San Luis and intends to work closely with the community. As the Chief of Police, Chief Higgins plans to enhance the current operations and reinforce community policing. Chief Higgins can be contacted at 928-341-2420.
It is the mission of the San Luis Police Department to work in partnership with our community to enforce the law, enhance the quality of life, provide a safe environment and reduce the fear of crime while affording dignity and respect to every individual in the City of San Luis. We will accomplish this mission by practicing the community oriented policing and problem solving philosophy.
We work to be a flagship law enforcement agency for excellence as we seek to eradicate crime and social disorder in Partnership with our community.
“Working Together… For A Safe Community”
Adhering to strict, unequivocal standards of conduct in keeping with our ethical obligations;
Displaying the strength of character to confront fear, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation when other alternatives are available;
Accepting individual and collective responsibility for our oath, duty, and actions;
Adapting to changes in society through strategic integration of technology and equipment;
Valuing human life and dignity with an equal commitment to justice and acceptance of diversity
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