Interim Town Manager Biography
Daniel G. Sharp has served as Chief of Police for the Town of Oro Valley since January 2000. Prior to his appointment as Chief, Sharp spent more than 21 years with the Tucson Police Department, working in virtually every area of the department.
Chief Sharp served as an adjunct faculty member for Law Enforcement Programs at Pima Community College and as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona. He is routinely requested to lecture on public policy related to Community Policing and Ethics.
Chief Sharp holds a masters degree in educational leadership and is a graduate of the 190th Session of the FBI National Academy.
In 2014 he was awarded the J. Stannard Baker Award for “outstanding lifetime contributions to highway safety,” and was named recipient of the 2013 Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), appointed by the president of the IACP as a member of the IACP Highway Safety committee, as well as chairman of Traffic Incident Management Subcommittee, the Police Executive Research Forum, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, the HIDTA Management Subcommittee, Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Associates.
Additionally, Chief Sharp is a member of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, is currently the vice-chairman of the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority Board, and the vice chairman of the Pima County Wireless Integrated Network Board of Directors.