In November 19, 2016, Captain Pete M. Borquez was assigned as the Metro Central District Commander. Captain Borquez has served twenty-nine years with AZDPS and has held a variety of positions in the Highway Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and the Technical Services Division throughout the state. Captain Borquez has spent the majority of his career in the Criminal Investigations Division.
Borquez was promoted to Captain in 2004 and is the Metro Central District Commander. He began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a AZDPS trooper. His first duty station was in the Phoenix metro area. As a trooper, Captain Borquez has held assignments in Patrol, Motors, Governor’s Security Detail, and has served as the Departments Public Information Officer. He also served as the Intelligence Commander at the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), which is a multi-agency intelligence fusion center and as the Supervisor in the Special Investigation Unit. In addition, Borquez served for approximately three years as the full-time SWAT Commander and has 10 years of total SWAT experience.
Captain Borquez was assigned as the NFL Field Commander for the Arizona Cardinals for 10 years establishing the model for the NFL’s field security. Captain Borquez has been the field Commander for two Super Bowls and numerous National College Championships. In 1998, Captain Borquez was promoted to sergeant and assigned to District 6 Casa Grande in Patrol. Other assignments were with the State Gang Task Force and SWAT.
Captain Borquez received a Meritorious medal for the capture of a gang member who shot a Phoenix P.D. Gang Detective. Captain Borquez was recognized for his role in the surrender of two inmates during the 15-day Lewis Prison standoff. He has received three Director’s Unit Citations Awards.
Captain Borquez is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) Command program. Captain Borquez is a US Army veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division, and U.S. Special Operations. Captain Borquez served six years’ active duty and twenty years in the Army Reserves.