Brett Klein


Assistant Chief Brett Klein joined the Tucson Police Department in 1987. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2009


  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Northern Arizona University

Specialized Training

  • Senior Management Institute for Policing
  • FBI National Academy
  • Southwest Leadership Program - University of Arizona Eller College of Management
  • Institute for Public Executives – Arizona State University College of Public Programs

Professional Highlights/Affiliations

  • Tucson Police Department Medal of Distinguished Service
  • Tucson Police Department Medal of Merit (Twice Awarded)
  • Tucson Police Department Unit Medal (Twice Awarded)
  • Subject Matter Expert in Police Use of Force Policy
  • Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse, Board of Directors

Law Enforcement

Assistant Chief Klein has commanded:

  • Investigative Services Bureau
  • Field Services Bureau

As a Captain, Assistant Chief Klein served as the Chief of Staff and was the commander for:

  • Operations Division West
  • Logistics Division

As a Lieutenant, Assistant Chief Klein was a commander for:

  • Traffic Division
  • Central Investigations Division – Family and Sex Crimes Section
  • Training Division – Advanced Training Section

As a Sergeant, Assistant Chief Klein supervised in:

  • Operations Division Midtown
  • Internal Affairs Division
  • Family Crimes Section – Dependant Child Unit
  • Public Relations and Public Information Officer

Assistant Chief Klein served as a Patrol Officer in Operations Division West and as the Defensive Tactics Training Coordinator.

Prior to joining the Tucson Police Department, Assistant Chief Klein served as a State Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol for eight years.