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Mr. Mike Giammarino


Mike Giammarino is a retired Lieutenant from the Phoenix Police Department, where he worked for just over 28 years. For nine years he was a Sergeant assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau Inspections Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009 and assigned to the Patrol Division. In 2011, he returned to the Professional Standards Bureau to direct the personnel and activities assigned to the Inspections Unit.

Mike has conducted over 60 law enforcement audits and authored numerous reports for projects requested by Police Executive Management officials. This includes several audits of the Patrol Division, Case Management Units, and the Property and Evidence Facility. In addition, he has completed several management requests utilizing non-audit services which included a detailed evaluation of officer involved shooting incidents. He has designed, implemented, and managed the Patrol, Case Management, and Property and Evidence Proactive Inspection programs for the Phoenix PD.

Mike has facilitated Audit and Inspection training classes and participated in several agency assessments throughout the United States. After retiring from Phoenix PD in September of 2020, he was hired by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). Mike is currently a Program Administrator and oversees four Compliance Specialists responsible for presenting Arizona Peace Officer misconduct cases to the Board, reviewing and approving agency new hire applicants, and conducting training audits for state law enforcement agencies.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, and is a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA). He is a founding member of the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association (ILEAA) and served five years on the ILEAA Board.

Mr. Mike Giammarino
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