New Marana police chiefPosted: Updated:
There's a new police chief in the Town of Marana. Terry Rozema officially assumed the title Monday during a special ceremony at the police department.
Incoming police chief Terry Rozema took the oath of office in front of family, friends and Marana police officers.
"We like his vision and we like it even more once we had time to sit down and talk about it," said Lt. Paul Ashcroft of the Marana Police Department.
New to the police department, but not new to the town. Rozema has lived in Marana for more than 20 years.
Town manager Gilbert Davidson was involved in the selection process.
"He really stood out as someone who has lived in the community for some time so he certainly has an understanding of Marana, where it's been where it's going," said Davidson.
Rozema also brings the perspective of more than 20 years of experience with the Tucson Police Department.
"Assignments from internal affairs, undercover work," said Chief Rozema.
Rozema says his first item of business is improving communication.
"You know, I have some concerns about the location where officers brief and debrief that they're not in the same location as the chief and the command staff," said Rozema.
The new chief says he wants to interact with officers on a weekly or even a daily basis.
Some residents are happy to have a new chief with city experience.
"You know, a lot of Marana is still a part of northern Tucson so that's a very good thing for the town of Marana."
Rozema is now scheduling meetings with his officers to discuss how the department can improve.
Rozema left the Tucson Police Department as an assistant chief. He now replaces former police chief Terry Tometich who left the post in early December.