Jeff Raynor, Assistant Director (Technical Services)
Jeff Raynor, Assistant Director
In early January of 2011, Director Robert Halliday promoted Jeff Raynor, a 32-year DPS veteran, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. With his promotion, Raynor assumed command of the agency’s Technical Services Division (formerly the Criminal Justice Support Division) replacing long-time Assistant Director Georgene Ramming who retired from DPS on Jan. 31.
Raynor has held a variety of operational and administrative command-level assignments throughout his years with DPS. He began his law enforcement career in 1970 as a police trainee with the Phoenix Police Department. He left Phoenix to join the Army where he served four years of active duty in the Army Intelligence and Security Command.
Raynor joined DPS as a patrol officer in 1978 and has held a variety of other assignments at the agency while advancing through the ranks. Some of his command-level assignments have included overseeing the Metro Highway Patrol Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Organized Crime Bureau, Intelligence Bureau, and Human Resources Bureau. He has also served as the Business Manager for the Law Enforcement Merit System Council and as Chief of Staff for the Criminal Investigations Division.
Raynor has had many accomplishments at DPS and has been part of numerous work groups that have received the prestigious Director’s Unit Citation award. He was also a founding member of the Special Investigations Unit; on the board of directors for the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies; and a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force that included a six-week assignment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Raynor, who graduated from Arizona State University in 1976 with a BA in Political Science, has also served on various national and state boards and committees. Also a member of the Army Reserve for 33 years, he received his Masters degree in 2003 from the University of Maryland in Computer Science Management.