The PCSO Public Information Office is staffed by Tim Gaffney. The Public Information Officer act as a point of contact between the office and local, state and national media. Duties include media relations and the development of print, audio and video news items to be released to the public. The Public Information Officer advises management of community relations’ projects and activities and answer questions concerning the Sheriff’s Office from the public, media, employees and other jurisdictions.
The Public Information Officer also plans and coordinates the coverage of dedication ceremonies, press conferences, ground breaking ceremonies, conventions, meetings and arrange speaking engagements and tours. Additional duties include providing assistance to county personnel in writing speeches, preparing letters and drafting articles which are considered public information. PCSO’s Public Information Office promotes external and internal communication and strives for excellence in public relations.
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On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 6 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Florence Unified School District regarding a “hit list” which was discovered on the internet and reported to them by a parent of one of the students on the list.The list was created by two female students; an 8th grade student at Walker Butte K-8 and a 10th grade student at Poston Butte High School, and placed on the social media site Instagram. Also on the media site was an icon of a pistol next to the word “hit list.”
Level 2 Sex Offender
Convicted in 1997 of Sex with a minor in California.
Convicted in 2007 of lewd and lasvi acts with a child in California. His victims were young girls known to him.
On Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. a Coolidge Police Officer attempted to contact the driver of a station wagon after the vehicle had been observed speeding on Arizona Boulevard north of Gibson Avenue. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the “Bob’s Service Station.” As the officer was about to approach the driver, the vehicle sped off through a field. A pursuit ensued until the driver stopped his vehicle and dropped off three passengers in the area of Congress and Washington Avenue. The original officer stopped and detained the three passengers. The suspect vehicle accelerated and headed westbound.
On Friday, January 18th, 2013, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office began receiving numerous reports of fraudulent credit and debit card use/transactions. As of this morning, our office has received over 400 reported cases.It has been determined during the investigation that the victims had all used their credit or debit cards at either Bashas, AJ’s Fine Foods and or Food City locations to make purchases. The fraudulent charges to victims accounts are occurring in Arizona, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, North Carolina, Italy, France, Canada and Mexico.
On Thursday, January 31st, 2013 the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call related to a 64 year-old female who had broken her right ankle while hiking near Freemont Saddle in the Superstition Mountains. The female was with other members of her hiking club at the time.The caller stated the female was in extreme pain and not able to hike to safety due to the rough terrain and the extent of her injury.