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

Phone Scam Alert! Several Maricopa County residents and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) staff have reported phone calls from people impersonating MCSO employees.The caller states that immediate action must be taken for a criminal warrant being issued, money owed to MCSO for missed jury duty, or an unpaid fine. The caller asks the person to send money via money order or meet them at the MCSO to collect payment. The caller(s) are referencing personal information obtained regarding MCSO staff members including name, date of birth, and phone number. It is important to remember that, MCSO will NOT ask for money over the phone or request to meet you in person to take your money. If you receive an unusual phone call from a phone number you do not recognize and they are identifying themselves as MCSO staff, we remind you to never provide your personal information to an unknown caller. Please report the phone calls to the MCSO non-emergency number at 602-876-1011.

After 39 years of dedicated service, we are happy to announce the retirement of Steve Gibbs. At the age of 19, Steve began his career in Communications as a dispatcher, a position that taught him how to work through moments of extreme stress and obtain the resilience to handle many tough situations. Eventually transferring to the Telecommunications Technology Division, he has seen the office evolve into a first-rate law enforcement organization. Steve has accurately managed millions of dollars of radio equipment and has been a trainer to assure deputies and detention officers get the most from these assets. He has played a key role in the development of a radio network that reaches the far corners of Maricopa County. His tenacity and work ethic has enhanced the effectiveness of the Office and has made MCSO a better place. Congratulations Steve, may retirement serve you well.

In the instance that you can only speak a few words, always provide 911 with your location so that responders can locate you quickly. #TipTuesday

Last night, the Sheriff spoke with The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program at Arizona State University on the relationship between law enforcement and journalism. The Sheriff focused on the importance on fact finding and truth telling. A special thank you to @HHHArizona

Over the weekend, our Community Academy participants attended their final class at the MCSO Shooting Range where they had the opportunity to learn proper shooting techniques, safety procedures and shoot at targets! The class was then followed by a graduation ceremony with the Sheriff. Congratulations to our Community Academy Graduates! If you are interested in participating in the next Community Academy in either English or Spanish, please visit for more information.

Update on missing teenager Justin has been located by Mesa PD. MCSO out with him and has been reunited with family. Great job by all MCSO and Mesa PD resources and the public who helped locate Justin. Thank you all!

MCSO is look for the publics help in locating autistic 17 year old Justin Johnston. Last seen at 255pm in the area of 18th Ave and New River rd in New River. He is a white male 5’5” dark red hair green eyes. Slim build black Vans jacket dark blue jeans and black nike shoes. Please contact MCSO with any information regarding Justin. He is believed to be walking in the area of New River, Anthem or Desert Hills. Thank you

We were honored to be a part of the St. Patricks Day Parade in Phoenix. Thank you to all Deputies, Detention Officers, civilians and our Jeep Posse for participating. Thank you to Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society and MADD Arizona for joining us. #oneMCSO

It always feels great to see a beautiful sunset at the end of the day. Thank you to Kevin Halucha for sharing this photo for today’s #FeelGoodFriday. Please share your favorite sunset photos with us and we will give you a shout out if we share your photo.

Our MASH Horses Unit rescues horses and other farm animals. In October, Fabio was seized from a home where he was being neglected. Since being in our custody, he has gained over 100 pounds! The good news is that Fabio is now ready to be adopted! Fabio underwent surgery on both eyes to remove a strain of cancer. He will need an owner who can monitor his eyes for changes and be sure he has his six-month follow up. He will also need to wear a fly mask year round. During his treatment, Fabio went from being skittish and avoiding people to enjoying being groomed and pampered. He now deserves a loving home. Can you help? Nothing would make us feel better than to find Fabio a forever home. That is why we’re sharing his photo for Feel Good Friday. Please share a photo of your rescued pets and share the love! To learn how you can adopt Fabio, please call 602-876-5577 #FeelGoodFriday

Boating Hit and Run Update

For that extra bit of safety and security, keep your exterior lights on at night. #TipTuesday

Day #2 of the Community Academy was a success! Community members had the opportunity to tour our Food Factory which serves 17,000 meals per day at three satellite kitchen facilities, feeding a population of 8,000 inmates. The tours continued at the Lower Buckeye Jail followed by our guest speakers of the Cyber Crimes division and Enforcement Support Posse & Reserve. We are looking forward to day three for tours at the MCSO Shooting Range. If you're interested in signing up for any of our future Community Academies, please visit, email or call Community Outreach at 602-876-1508 The Academy is free.

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Divers recovered a truck and boat trailer at a Saguaro lake boat ramp this afternoon. There were no injuries associated with this incident however, MCSO Divers would like to remind the public to review proper launching procedures for a boat and to NEVER allow passengers to stay inside the vehicle while backing your vehicle into the water.

Yesterday, we had our 14th annual Aguila Elementary School District #63 vs District 3 basketball community event. Teachers and former students went head to head with MCSO deputies in a game of basketball. Aguila took the win 50 to 41. Thank you for your great sportsmanship!

On February 23, 2018, we received a report from a woman who believed she may have been a victim of fraud. Deputy Fernando De La Torre (District 3) contacted the woman by phone and realized she was elderly, living in an assisted living facility, and was possibly defrauded of $10,000 cash. According to the victim, she had received several phone calls from a man who identified himself as a financial officer with the Publishers Clearing House Company. The man told the victim that she had won $2 million in prize money, but only if she would pay $10,000 for a registration and federal stamp in order to collect her prize money. The victim was instructed to place the money in five separate envelopes, put them in a box, and ship the box via United Parcel Service (UPS) "Next Day Air" to an address in Selma, Alabama. Based on UPS tracking, the package was scheduled for delivery on 02-24-18. Only after shipping the cash and re-contacting the subject, the woman realized she may have been the victim of fraud. The victim was lost and unsure what to do. Knowing that time was limited, Deputy De La Torre immediately got in touch with UPS and assisted the victim with canceling the delivery of the box. The victim contacted Deputy De La Torre a few days later to let him know that with his assistance, the box, and the $10,000, was returned to her by UPS. We join the victim in commending Deputy De La Torre for his investigative actions and thank him for his outstanding commitment to the Sheriff’s Office and the people of Maricopa County. Thank you to Captain Chagolla for sharing this story. #FeelGoodFriday

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to recognize the women of MCSO and their commitment to the safety and security of Maricopa County #oneMCSO #InternationalWomensDay

MCSO and other agencies have partnered with the Special Olympics of Arizona for a 3 on 3 basketball experience! We invite you to participate in the 3 on 3 Classic to raise funds for Special Olympics Arizona Unified School Programs. This festival will provide a new inclusive basketball experience for the community. Open to all, from highly competitive, weekend warriors, family driveway ballers, unified team and people of all ability levels. Four person roster per team. When filling out the form, enter MCSO as your agency whether your team is a made up of participants from work or family/friends. For more information, please follow the links below or contact Sofia Murta at Registration: Elite Divisions- $180 Men's Women's Standard Divisions- $140 First Responder Co-Ed Men's 6 Feet & Over Men's Women's Family Youth/Senior Divisions- $120 High School Youth Senior (55+) Wheelchair Division **All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Arizona For more info visit: or

This afternoon, the Sheriff spoke at the 2018 Central Arizona Project- Getting Back 2 Basics Safety Week event. The Sheriff communicated his commitment to ensuring the safety and security of Maricopa County. This annual event is a celebration of the organization's dedication to Safety for Life of employees in the workplace as well as in the community.

Congratulations to K9 Axa who retired today after 5 1/2 years of service. Axa has arthritis in her jaw and will now live comfortably with Detention Officer Dustin Denning who has adopted her. Link to story:

Deter thieves by always putting valuables in your trunk or out of sight. #TipTuesday

Yesterday, the Sheriff spoke to Canyon State Academy-Rite of Passage at-risk male students about the importance of respect, accountability, and integrity. He provided these young men with words of encouragement to inspire them to reach their highest potential.

March is Spring Training season and that means great weather, baseball and a good time. Remember to play it safe and drink plenty of water, use sunscreen and organize a designated driver if you're going to drink. ⚾

Over the weekend, we received multiple photos from community members who wanted to share their positive experiences with our deputies. Moments like these make us proud. Thank you for sharing! #oneMCSO

It’s National Employee Appreciation Day and we’d like to celebrate our staff. As an organization we have approximately 143 departments with about 3,321 employees. These employees cover 679 civilian, 1,937 Detention and, 705 Sworn positions. The least we can do is say THANK YOU, we appreciate you every day. It feels good to be appreciated! #oneMCSO #FeelGoodFriday