The Paradise Valley Police Department believes in putting community first. Members of the public often have positive interactions with our officers and support staff. If a member of the public is pleased with the service he or she has received from a Paradise Valley Police Officer, and in particular if the officer has done something extraordinary, Paradise Valley Chief of Police Peter Wingert encourages the member of the public to formally compliment the officer. The Chief of Police is dedicated to commending his officers and reinforcing good police work and positive public interaction. Commendations are placed in the officer's file and may even result in an award from the Chief.