For four decades, Kevin Robinson has served as one of Phoenix’s leading public servants––as a decorated police officer, a nonprofit leader and professor at Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Programs and Community Solutions.
Kevin began his career as a patrol officer in Arcadia in 1980 and worked his way up the ranks. While assigned as the Operations Lieutenant in the Planning and Research Bureau, Kevin led the process of building what is now the Ahwatukee substation. Kevin became Assistant Police Chief in 2000, a role he held for 13 years. During his more than 36 years as a police officer, Kevin was awarded the Medal of Valor and the Medal of Merit––the police department’s two highest citations for heroism and bravery.
Kevin has also been active in Arizona’s nonprofit community for more than 20 years and for more than a decade has served on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona, including two terms as president of the board.
Since his retirement from the Phoenix Police Department, Kevin has served on several key community boards including the Arizona Supreme Court Judicial Council, a policy-making body that oversees the state’s judicial system, the Arizona Police Officers Standards and Training Board, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Community Advisory Board.
He is currently a lecturer at ASU’s Watts College, where he teaches in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Kevin earned a B.A. in Management as well as a Master of Public Administration from ASU. He also graduated from the Rocky Mountain Leadership Program from the University of Denver, the F.B.I. National Academy and the F.B.I. National Executive Institute.
He and his wife, Dr. Michele Halyard, are longtime District 6 residents and have three children.