Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 550 West Jackson Street, Phoenix, 85003 AZ
  • Chief:
Phone: (602) 876-1801

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is located at 550 West Jackson Street, Phoenix, 85003 AZ. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office phone number is (602) 876-1801.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office News

Deputy Loveless gives his best advice to students interested in one day, becoming an MCSO Deputy. #FeelGoodFriday Interested in becoming an MCSO Deputy? Visit: Want to learn more about the MCSO Cadet Program? Visit:

We are saddened by the passing of former Maricopa County Sheriff Jerry Hill. The MCSO family extends our most sincere condolences to the friends and family of the former Sheriff. Thank you for your service.

Sheriff Penzone News Conference

Goblins, monsters, and ghosts, oh my! We're getting into the Halloween spirit at MCSO! Thank you Estrella Jail and Headquarters for your creative, yet ghoulish decor! 🎃👻

Watch Sheriff Penzone's news conference from earlier today, on the continuing investigation into neglected dogs who were seized October 4, from a Mesa facility.

In honor of the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, all flags at all facilities have been lowered to half-staff. The Sheriff's Office extends their deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives on October 27, 2018.

Chilling statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year- National Safety Council. If you plan on going trick or treating tomorrow night, make sure you are visible to all vehicles on the road. Wear reflectors or reflective tape, use glow sticks, cross at crosswalks and street corners, and make sure to be aware of your surroundings. As a motorist, watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, carefully enter and exit driveways, and watch for children in dark clothing. Have a safe and happy Halloween! #TipTuesday

A spooktacular turn out at the MCSO 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event! Thank you to everyone who joined in for the thrills and chills! #oneMCSO #TrunkorTreat

Sheriff Penzone at the Local Government Network National Conference with City of Phoenix Police Department Chief Jeri Williams. Great conversation about the collaboration between agencies on the efforts of working with our diverse community to keep families safe.

Every so often we receive feel good messages from the community. Beverly had something to share with us. “Yesterday while I was at the dentist and my husband was working upstairs, my 9 & 11 year old boys were foolishly playing with the phone and ended up calling 911, freaked out, and hung up on 911. When the Deputy arrived, I was very impressed with the kind, yet stern way he handled our boys. My boys tried to say they “accidentally” called 911 and did not immediately own up to what they had done. The Sheriff called them on it and made sure they saw the bigger picture of what they had done. I really appreciated the way the Maricopa County (Deputy) Sheriff handled the whole affair. Thank you Deputy! “ Thank you, Deputy on a job well done and remember 9-1-1 is for emergencies only! #FeelGoodFriday

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. For a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired drugs, visit any of our Districts, Monday-Friday (business hours), which will be available as collection sites. You can also visit this link to find a collection site near you: Help prevent the abuse of opioids and other prescription drugs by properly disposing unwanted prescription drugs.

Missing in Arizona Day is tomorrow,10/27. Missing in Arizona helps connect people with the resources to find their missing loved ones. Law Enforcement will be on hand to take reports and gather information and identifiers from families of missing persons. No matter the circumstances, if you know of a missing person who was in AZ, please attend. The Event will be held at the ASU West College Campus- 4701 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale AZ

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Mordor has received donation of body armor Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Mordor has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor and embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love - Trained to Serve - Loyal Always”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

This morning, we partnered with Queen Creek Elementary School and the Drug Enforcement Administration for #RedRibbonWeek. Students had the chance to interact with our MCSO K-9 Unit and learn the importance of a safe and healthy lifestyle from our staff. We support a drug-free America.

On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Domestic violence is a problem year-round. Remember, there is never an excuse for abuse. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, there is help available. Recognize it, report it, prevent it. Break the cycle. Local support at: 480-890-3039 or 844-SAFE-DVS | 844-723-3387 #dvam18 #ColortheCounty #DVAM

Austin has been safely located. Thank you for all for your help and information.

*******Missing Person******** MCSO is looking for the public's help to locate Austin Moericke, please call MCSO at 602 876-1011 with any information. Austin Moericke Date of Birth: 7/27/2000 Race: White Sex: Male Height: 509 Weight: 155 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Last Seen Wearing: Black shorts, a light blue hooded sweatshirt and black and blue Jordan sneakers Vehicle: None Last Seen: 4618 South 336TH Avenue, Tonopah, AZ 85354 Narrative: On 10/24/2018 at approximately 1400 hours Austin Moericke an 18 year old male with Autism, Schizophrenia, and Hemophilia became upset with his grandmother and walked off into the desert located at 331st Avenue and Broadway Road. Austin has a diminished mental capacity with equivalency to a 10 year old, and is not properly equipped for the harsh environment. Austin is unable to care for himself, or return home without assistance. Austin’s parents advised his medical issues pose an immediate threat.

Halloween is a week away! To avoid a ghoulish night full of unnecessary fright, be sure to prioritize child safety during this fun celebration 👻🎃 Visit the CDC website for valuable safety tips: #TipTuesday

Last week, we joined together with Arizona State University at the 23rd Annual Candlelight Celebration in recognition and honor of people with mental illness. We will continue to work together in an effort to reduce the associated stigma.

It is national #RedRibbonWeek. We support our community and those who struggle with or are recovering from drug addictions, to remain drug-free. MCSO is committed towards the creation of a drug- free America. Drug Prevention Coalitions that are supported by the Sheriff’s Office: HEAAL Coalition,FountainHillsCoalition-Youth Substance Abuse Prevention, Tempe Coalition, Guadalupe Community Partnership, Substance Abuse Coalition Leaders of Arizona, South Mountain W.O.R.K.S Coalition, Urban Indian Coalition of Arizona, Isaac Coalition of Maryvale MCSO partners with Drug prevention and Education Organizations: Sonoran Prevention Works, Native American Connections, Community Medical Services, Community Bridges Inc., Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Additional organizations which support those who are struggling with Substance Abuse: Parents of Addicted Loved Ones - PAL, The Addict's Mom (TAM), Full Circle, Narcotics Anonymous, Nar Anon Family Groups of Arizona

Everyone deserves a life free of violence. Sheriff Penzone has a message to help bring awareness to this widespread issue that must come to an end. Recognize it, report it, prevent it. Local support: 480-890-3039 or 844-SAFE-DVS | 844-723-3387 #DVAM18 #ColortheCounty New Life Center

Holey guacamole! MCSO took home the third place prize and “Best Booth” at the Cooking with the Chiefs Guacamole Contest this weekend. Thank you to all who participated and joined in for the fun. Congratulations to first place winners Scottsdale Police Department ! 25% of proceeds benefited the Special Olympics Arizona

According to the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Person File, there are 88,089 active missing person records, of which juveniles under the age of 18 account for 32,121 (36.5%) of the records. (as of December 31, 2017). Visit Arizona State University West Campus on Saturday for Missing in Arizona Day.

MCSO needs your help. Between 6:00pm of last night and 7:30am this morning, a male subject walking on Apache Trail was struck by an eastbound vehicle. The vehicle did not stop or phone police. Suspect vehicle determined to be a 2004 to 2008 Nissan Maxima. Color of the vehicle is unknown and should have damage to the right side. Read more details below. If you have information about this collision, please contact the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office at (602)-876-TIPS (8477) or (602)-876-1011.

Last week, Detention Academy class 948 visited the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona for a Community Outreach project. The recruits cleaned around 400 headstones that day. Great Community work, officers! #FeelGoodFriday