Pinal County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Pinal County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 971 Jason Lopez CircleBuilding C, Florence, 85132 AZ
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Pinal County Sheriff's Office is located at 971 Jason Lopez CircleBuilding C, Florence, 85132 AZ. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office phone number is 520-866-5111.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office News

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office K9s Bandit and Niko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bandit’s vest is sponsored by Sunland Springs Village "Pet Pals" Club of Mesa, AZ and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Sunland Springs Village "Pet Pals"”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. K9 Bandit is a four-year-old Belgian Malinois currently assigned to work in the Pinal County Adult Detention Facility with Detention Officer Wagler. K9 Bandit has been with Pinal County Sheriff's Office since December 2015. K9 Bandit is trained and certified to detect narcotic odors as well as support our officers in and outside of the adult detention center. The vest being awarded to K9 Bandit by Vested Interest will help in protecting K9 Bandit when he is used during events of civil unrest in the detention facility and when a violent inmate needs to be taken into custody. K9 Niko is an almost four-year-old Belgian Malinois who is certified in Narcotics Odor Detection and Patrol Service. K9 Niko has been with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office since May 2016 and is currently assigned to Deputy Kenneth Nardelli. Together they conduct criminal interdiction efforts throughout Pinal County. The vest that K9 Niko will receive from Vested Interest will help in protecting him when he is assisting patrol and investigations staff searching homes, structures and open areas for violent offenders attempting to evade arrest. “These K9s do an incredible amount of work to protect the residents of Pinal County,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “They need the same protection as our deputies and we are thankful for the generous donation made by Vested Interest.” 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 2,900 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 are 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.

PCSO Memorial Day Weekend Numbers

LIVE PD is one of the top TV shows on A&E. The fans of LIVE PD are the best! PCSO is new to the show and we have loved the support. We get requests all the time to meet the deputies who are featured on LIVE PD, and now you can! We are hosting a PCSO fundraiser where fans can meet our deputies. The money raised will go to our Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund. It will also go to the PCSO Benevolent Fund. Those funds allow PCSO to do morale-boosting activities for employees. It will also allow PCSO to help employees if they experience a hardship. PCSO believes family is extremely important and we make sure we support our own during the worst of times. We are selling tickets for general admission, which comes with photos of our deputies. The VIP ticket gets you a fast pass to meet the deputies. We hope you can make it to the event! ****By purchasing the ticket(s) you hereby designate that you want the charitable proceeds of your ticket purchase to go directly to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Benevolent Fund and/or MWR Fund.

We created the video for Country Thunder, but the message is the same. Please do not drive under the influence.

Congratulations to our newest Deputies!! Today Deputy Montoya, Deputy Taylor and Deputy Strawser graduated from NARTA (Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy). We are happy to have them as part of the PCSO Family.

Pinal County Community Relations Unit along with Rob Boyd with the organization The Streets Don’t Love You Back fed over 150 people in need all throughout Casa Grande yesterday. The Unit not only passed out food but also hygiene bags and resource guides to help direct those in need to some assistance from organizations in their city. A large donation of 60+ boxes and hygiene bags was given to Seeds of Hope in Casa Grande which feeds 35-50 people Monday-Saturday at no cost. We are thankful to partner up with such great people and give back the our community. PINALCOUNTYSHERIFFSOFFICE #PCSO #GIVEBACK #ITSTARTSHERE

Chief Deputy Matt Thomas and Sgt. Aparicio had a great time playing soccer with these kids. They were invited by One Sport Soccer League to come out and play a game during practice last week! Chief Thomas and Sgt. Aparicio talked to these talented players about the importance of team work!

Our PCSO Honor Guard, along with Law Enforcement Agencies across this state, were in Washington D.C. for National Police Week to honor the fallen. May we never forget their courage, strength and sacrifice.


Emergency Dispatcher Sr, Yvonne (Vonnie) Hedglin has been nominated for Dispatcher of the Month for April 2018. Vonnie has been with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in dispatch for over 7 years, minus a brief hiatus with Phoenix Police Department. She is an enthusiastic trainer and coach’s new employees on the phones. Her positive attitude and helpful nature make a hard job more enjoyable. Vonnie is on time and willing to pick up extra hours or flex her schedule so that her co-workers can take time off.

All it takes to make a BIG difference in change! #humv

PCSO DESERT OPERATION LEADS TO HUMAN SMUGGLING ARRESTS AND DRUG SEIZURE: The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office completed a week-long operation, focused on illegal activity and drug interdiction through the desert. Deputies with the Anti-Smuggling unit partnered with Border Patrol, ICE and Homeland Security Investigations during the enforcement efforts, which started on Monday, May 7th. Here are the results of the five-day operation: - 21 undocumented aliens apprehended - 11 total arrests - 2 arrested for Human Smuggling - 300 pounds of marijuana seized Deputies arrested four for minor drug related offenses and five others were booked on outstanding warrants. Three vehicles were seized. “Our operation last week is a sign that the illegal activity and illegal drugs coming into Arizona is still alive and well,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “We appreciate our strong partnership with Border Patrol, ICE and HSI. This proves working together helps make our state and country safer.” Of the two arrested and charged with human smuggling, one was a U.S. Citizen, the other undocumented.

A big thanks to the Walmart Foundation. During the Grand Re-opening at Hunt and Gary in San Tan Valley, the foundation provided the PCSO Community Relations Department with a $1500.00 grant. We appreciate their generous donation.

Meet the Deputies of LIVE PD

We love hearing from our community. We read every comment (positive or negative). To kick off Officer Appreciation week, we wanted to read and respond to some of the wonderful messages we have received on social media. Thank you so much for appreciating those deputies who've touched your lives in some way, your kind words mean so much to everyone at PCSO. Our inspiration for how we produced this video came from Jimmy Kimmel Live #officerappreciaitionweek #meantweets #jimmykimmel #thankadeputy #neverforget #alwaysremember #legacyofhonor

Just a reminder... It is getting hot out there! Please be smart when you are going on a hike! Hydrate the day before your hike, drinking at least a gallon of water. Let friends and family know where you'll be hiking and when you will be back. Always go with a friend. Take snacks, plenty of water and a light source with you. Stay on the trail. And finally, don't drain the battery on your phone just in case you need to call 911 for help. It will help our Search and Rescue team find you much quicker. Be safe out there!

Welcome Deputy Waggoner to the PCSO family! We are so excited to have him!!!!

More than 10,000 bottles of water donated to PCSO to help our deputies and those they come into contact with during the summer months. We want to thank the United Way, H and R block of San Tan and Casa Grande, A & M Pizza, Mt. Athos, On Thin Ice and Lola Empanadas who helped with this generous donation!

Our Detention Officers and all the support staff at our Detention facility are truly amazing. They have a tough job, but still manage to come to work with a smile on their face. Our community is safer because of them. Happy Detention Officer Appreciation week!

Congrats to our PCSO Posse Class 17! They just graduated and will be volunteering their time to help PCSO’s efforts to keep this community safe.

Rest In Peace Officer Jesus Cordova. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Congrats!!!!!!🎉🎈🎊 Emergency Dispatcher Sr, Matt Kipp has been nominated for Dispatcher of the Month for March 2018. Matt has been with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in dispatch for 26 years. His co-workers state “he is one of the smartest people I know and he has a great sense of humor.” He is willing to share his knowledge about the county as well as dispatch related things to help out his co-workers. Matt is always willing to pick up overtime to help out other staff take time off for vacation and family events. For the month of March, Matt entered 716 calls for service, with 304 of them being traffic stops. He answered 397 9-1-1 lines and 1,289 non-emergency lines with a grand total of 1,686 calls

They served with honor and sacrificed their lives for Pinal County. Tonight we honor those who lost their lives protecting our community. Join us for the 2018 Pinal County Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.