President – Mike Carleton
Mike Carleton has been with the Tempe Police Department since 1999. He started working gangs in 2000 as a Gang Liaison Officer before transferring to the Special Investigations Bureau as a Gang Detective in 2002. Mr. Carleton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Police Sciences from Ottawa University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on higher education/adult learning from Northern Arizona University. Mr. Carleton is a founding member of the Arizona Gang Investigators Association, Inc (AZGIA) and served as its Treasurer from 2007 prior to being elected President in 2015. Mr. Carleton is also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Association (NAGIA). Prior to serving AZGIA Mr. Carleton was a member, Treasurer and co-facilitator of the East Valley Gang Task Force (AZGIA’s predecessor). Mr. Carleton has spent nearly 300 hours teaching on gangs and their influences on our communities. He has been an adjunct professor for Criminal Justice Studies at ITT Tech and a regular guest instructor at Arizona State University (PhD and Masters Degree-psychology programs) where he speaks on gang intervention and prevention techniques. In addition to working as a gang detective Mr. Carleton was also a charter member of the Tempe PD ACTION Team, Patrol Supervisor, SWAT Crisis Negotiator Team Supervisor, Peer Support Team Leader, Central City Bureau Bike Squad Supervisor, and reserve Mounted Trooper. Mr. Carleton currently supervises the Tempe PD Gang Unit.
Vice President – Bryan Cuthbertson
Bryan Cuthbertson has been employed with the City of Phoenix Police Department since 2004 and became acquainted with Phoenix based Street Gangs as an Officer and first responder in the South Mountain Precinct. In 2009 he took a Detective position with the Gang Enforcement Unit. As a Patrol Officer and Gang Detective he has interacted with thousands of criminal street gang members and investigated hundreds of crimes committed by them ranging from misdemeanors to Homicides. Mr. Cuthbertson has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Arizona State University. He has been a member of The Arizona Gang Investigator’s Association since its inception in 2007 and became a board member in 2012. Mr. Cuthbertson was elected Vice President of the Arizona Gang Investigator’s Association in 2015. He currently coordinates the Metro Area Gang Information Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) which is an organization that meets quarterly with numerous local, state, and federal agencies to discuss gang trends within the Phoenix Metro area.
Secretary – Jordyn Raimondo
Jordyn Raimondo began her career at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in April 2017. Prior to that she was a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office beginning in 2011 where she worked in the office’s trial, Gang and Special Crimes bureaus. Although her caseload at the AG’s office is varied she focuses her attention on gang and career criminal related prosecutions. Jordyn has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Prior to becoming a prosecutor Jordyn interned for the Pima County Attorney’s Office, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and William S. Boyd Juvenile Justice Clinic. In her spare time, Jordyn is a repeat faculty member for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council – Career Prosecutor Course.
Treasurer – Chuck Schoville
Northern Arizona Regional Vice President – Jeff Vile
Southern Arizona Regional Vice President- Sean Travers