Jan Strauss is a retired police officer with 28 years of police experience. Jan served on the Phoenix Police Department as well as the Mesa Police Department. She served as the Chief of Police in Mesa, Arizona for 4 ½ years prior to her retirement in 2002.
In her 28 year career she specialized in Investigations of Crimes Against Children and Sexual Assault. Assignment areas other than investigations included patrol, training and hiring.
Jan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration, both from Arizona State University.
Jan has been the Executive Director of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police since August, 2008.
Jan has three children and ten grandchildren.