Interim Chief of Police Miguel Alvarez is a lifelong resident of the City of San Luis, where he has served the community as a Police Explorer and Police Volunteer prior to becoming a Police Officer for the City of San Luis Police Department in 2006. Interim Chief Alvarez has served as a Yuma County Deputy Sheriff and prior to that as a Correctional Officer for the State of Arizona.
Interim Chief Alvarez’s education includes a master’s degree in Administration of Justice and Security with a Concentration in Law Enforcement Organizations and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) Leadership Program (ALP) Session 19, the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Session 441. Interim Chief Alvarez has completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s leadership schools and has achieved the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award. Interim Chief Alvarez is additionally a certified performance auditor per LD Consulting.
Interim Chief Alvarez serves on several local committees involving crimes against children, child trafficking, domestic violence, and administration of justice education for high school and college students. He is Adjunct Faculty of the Administration of Justice program and is an instructor for the Law Enforcement Training Academy at Arizona Western College.
Lieutenant Nigel Reynoso was born in San Luis, Mexico and has been a resident of San Luis, Arizona since 1988. He has served the community as a Police Officer for the City of San Luis Police Department since 2005.
Lieutenant Reynoso currently serves as the Support Services Lieutenant overseeing the following: Criminal Investigation Division, School Resource Officers/School Operations Division, Training Unit and the department’s evidence room. Lt. Reynoso formerly supervised the following: Patrol Division, Canine Unit, Traffic Enforcement Unit, and Animal Control Service Unit.
Lieutenant Reynoso is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class 441 and graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. He is also a graduate of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) Arizona Leadership Program (ALP) Class 21 and has completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s leadership schools, and became a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award.
Lieutenant Reynoso serves as a member of the Yuma County Drugs & Delinquency Coalition. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 years and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.
Sergeant Bobadilla began her law enforcement career with the City of San Luis Police Department in August 2005 after graduating from the Arizona Western College Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Sgt. Bobadilla is currently assigned as to the Professional Standards & Quality Assurance Unit and serves as the unit’s supervisor. During Sgt. Bobadilla’s tenure she has been part of the following positions: Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer for Southwest Junior School and served as a Lead Advisor for the San Luis Police Explorer Program, Detective, and Task Force Officer assigned to Border Enforcement Security Task Force though Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Sgt. Bobadilla became a certified use of force analyst after graduating from the Force Science Institute. She is also certified as an AZ POST General Instructor, a certified police auditor through LD Consulting LLC. and is a trained forensic investigation interviewer for sex crimes.