Commander Jody Makuch began his career in law enforcement in 1998 as a Police Officer with the Elk City Police Department, Oklahoma. Jody moved to Arizona and has been with the Cottonwood Police Department since January 2000. He was promoted to Commander in November of 2009. Commander Makuch is currently assigned to the Support Services Division.
His areas of responsibility includes:
- Citizen Police Academy
- COP Volunteers
- Cottonwood Public Safety Communications Center
- Criminal Investigations Division
- Mobile Command Unit
- Ordinance Enforcement / Animal Control
- Victim Assistance
Commander Makuch is a graduate of the 245th session of the FBI National Academy. He has worked various duties to include corrections, patrol, field training officer (FTO), various positions within SWAT, and field training supervisor. Jody served for seven and a half years in the United States Army prior to his civilian law enforcement career. His various job specialties while serving in the Army included Artillery, Corrections, and Military Police.