Joseph Cuffari is joining Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's staff as a policy adviser for public safety.
The move was announced Monday by Brewer.
Cuffari will start his job on July 15.
His background includes nearly three decades of professional experience in government, military and investigative positions.
Cuffari will assist in the development and implementation of the governor's key policy initiatives.
He previously was assistant special agent in charge for the Office of the Inspector General in Tucson.
Cuffari earned a doctorate in management from California Coast University and a master's degree from Webster University.
He got his undergraduate degree in business administration and management information systems from the University of Arizona in 1984.