Governor Jan Brewer today announced the appointment of Edward “Pat” Madden to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Mr. Madden has been appointed for a five-year term, effective January 21, 2013.

“Pat has hunted and fished all over our beautiful state for more than fifty years,” said Governor Brewer. “I know his love of the Arizona outdoors and expertise in wildlife issues will be a tremendous asset to the Commission and to the long-term health of wildlife in Arizona.”

Mr. Madden has an extensive law enforcement background. He joined the Arizona Department of Gaming in 1999, and is currently in his 14th year as a special investigator. Earlier, he spent more than three decades working for the Flagstaff Police Department – beginning his career in 1966 as a patrolman, and retiring as Chief of Police in 1999.

Mr Madden has been an active member of the Flagstaff community, and has served on multiple boards and committees, including: Flagstaff Big Brothers; Flagstaff Route 66 Rotary Club; Northern Arizona Fallen Officers Memorial Committee; Flagstaff Leadership and Citizens Against Substance Abuse.

Mr. Madden also has received numerous awards and commendations for his work and community service. He was recognized as Officer of the Year by the Flagstaff Police Department; received the Outstanding Service Award from Big Brothers Flagstaff; and Rotary International honored him with the Paul Harris Foundation Award.

Mr. Madden graduated from Northern Arizona University with a master’s in Criminal Justice (1978) and bachelor’s in Police Administration (1967). He also is a graduate of the Northwestern Traffic Institute, in Evanston, Illinois, (1977), as well as the FBI National Academy, in Quantico, Virginia (1979).

Mr. Madden awaits confirmation by the Arizona State Senate before joining the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. His appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Norman Freeman.

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