The three newest officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department stood before the Town Council Jan. 10 as Deputy Police Chief James Edelstein introduced them. All three graduated from Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) in December.
Here they are, in alphabetical order:
Ryan Heggestad, 23, was raised in Williams and comes from a law enforcement family — his father worked for the Arizona Department of Public Safety as a patrol officer.
Heggestad graduated high school early, leaving for Flagstaff, Prescott and now Prescott Valley. He married his high school girlfriend five years ago, and they now have two children, a boy and a girl. Heggestad has four years of experience in retail management.
Garrett Rozendaal is an Arizona native and grew up in rural Prescott Valley surrounded by a supportive family. He spent his childhood outdoors exploring, hunting and fishing.
Rozendaal graduated with honors in 2015 from Yavapai College’s Gunsmithing degree program. He and his wife, Sabrina, just celebrated their four-year anniversary. Rozendaal said he is very proud to be part of the Prescott Valley Police Department, and is excited to serve the community.
Cody Skvarek also is an Arizona native, attending Willow Canyon High School in Surprise where he participated in football, baseball and wrestling. He continues to play baseball in a Prescott men’s league, and also likes to ride bulls and work with cattle when time permits. An avid outdoorsman, he likes to hunt, fish, and camp with family and friends.
Skvarek is married to Cami, and they have three children ages 5, 2 and 7 months. He has family and friends in law enforcement, which made him choose this field of work.