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August General Membership Meeting

  • August 19, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 Saint Andrews Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ


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is proud to present our speaker for the August General Membership Meeting 

Sierra Vista Chief of Police

Thomas M. Alinen

 Date: August 19, 2015

Time: 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Location: Pueblo del Sol Country Club

Cost: $16.00

A Delicious Buffet Style lunch will be provided


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Payment is not required to register.  Credit card payments are available through the SACA website. Cash or Check accepted at the door.

Thomas M. Alinen, Chief of Police, is a 37-year veteran of the Sierra Visa Police Department. Alinen was appointed Chief of Police in 2013 after serving as Interim Chief of Police, following the retirement of his predecessor.

Alinen began his law enforcement career with the Huachuca City Police Department in 1975. He held positions of Patrolman, Detective, and Chief of Police, before being recruited as an officer by the Sierra Vista Police Department in 1978. Alinen went on to serve as Patrolman, Detective, Senior Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Deputy Chief. Having served at all levels and in all aspects of the organization, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position of Chief of Police. 

Prior to his law enforcement career, Alinen served in the United States Army as a non-commissioned officer, completing a tour of duty in Vietnam, and specializing in the fields of communications and intelligence. He was awarded numerous medals, including the Bronze Star Medal and the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry for his service in Vietnam. 

Alinen is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Southwest Command College, the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations Training Course, and the West Point Leadership Program for Police Executives. He studied information systems at Western International University, where he earned his Bachelor's (cum laude) and Master's degrees in Information Systems. He is an adjunct faculty member for Wayland Baptist University, teaching computer science classes. Alinen is active in the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, and he has served on its Board of Directors since 2005. Alinen is also active in Rotary International, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, and other community service contributions. 

Among his many accomplishments, he has been instrumental in developing, designing, and implementing Public Safety Computer Aided Dispatch, Criminal Record, Enhanced 911, and Analog Radio Systems, as well as expanding technology in other areas of the Department. He works daily with public relationships, personnel management and leadership, crisis management, schedule development and management, as well as constantly serving as a representative of the Sierra Vista Police Department to the public. Chief Alinen enjoys strong, productive working relationships with all public safety partner agencies in the area and is held in high regard. 

Alinen has resided in Arizona since 1972 and he lives in Huachuca City with his wife, Mary, of 40 years. Together they have a son, TJ.  Alinen enjoys caring for his horses and spending time in the Arizona mountains. 

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