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Public Information Officer, PCSO
The Public Information Officer acts 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.
Elias has an extensive media background and is a decorated graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where he earned his degree in broadcast journalism. Elias has worked not only in the Phoenix media market as a reporter but also in his home state of Iowa.
A San Tan Valley teen’s quest to reach top honors with the Boy Scouts of America has brought him face to face with the two top officials of the Pinal Count Sheriff’s Office.
Daniel Bird, 17, of troop # 6163, presented Sheriff Paul Babeu and Chief Deputy Steve Henry with 170 children’s coping kits Tuesday morning a the Sheriff’s Office as part of his Eagle Scout project.Daniel, who has been active in Scouts for the past 10 years, was researching ways to benefit his community and came across the idea while looking online with his mother.
PCSO is asking the public's help in locating Marketa Mutschler, 60, of San Tan Valley. Mutschler was last seen at her address in the 26000 block of W Sawtooth Way between 4-5 p.m. yesterday evening. The last contact anyone had with her was around 5:20 p.m. via telephone.
Mutschler's daughter-in-law tried to make contact with her several times this morning and was unsuccessful. During a welfare check, PCSO was able to gain entry to the residence through an open window but Mutschler was gone. She left her wallet containing her ID, money and credit cards. Her vehicle is also still at the residence.
FLORENCE, Ariz. – Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has received another national award for his work as the top law enforcement official in Pinal County.On 2-25-2012, Sheriff Babeu was recognized as the 2012 Defender of Freedom by the California Rifle and Pistol Association during the 137th annual Honoring America’s Heroes gala.
This morning PCSO deputies responded to Poston Butte High School after a two students reported to a school official that someone had brought a gun and knife onto campus. The school was placed on lock down and PCSO was on scene within minutes.
Two male juvenile subjects, ages 15 and 16 were identified and searched - no weapons found.The 15-year-old student was serving a suspension and was not supposed to be at the school. The 16-year-old was not enrolled at the school.
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – An early morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver after methamphetamine was discovered inside the vehicle.
On 3-1-2012, just before 3:00 a.m., a PCSO deputy on patrol in the area of Meridian Road and Superstition Blvd. observed a white, 1998 BMW coupe traveling southbound in front of his patrol car.
Using the vehicle’s license plate, the deputy ran a vehicle check which came back showing a cancelled insurance policy.
Gold Canyon, Ariz. – A Pinal County man is back on the ground, safe, after his parachute caught on a cliff face while attempting to BASE jump from a peak on the Superstition Mountains.
Around 11:00 a.m., Sam Baker, 38, from Eloy, was hiking with several other friends when he and two other people in the group attempted to BASE jump off a 600 foot peak near Siphon Draw.
The first two jumpers leaped, deployed parachutes and were pulled away from the mountain; successfully making it to the ground. Baker, the last to jump, deployed his shoot after falling several hundred feet, but was pulled back into the face of the cliff.
Stanfield, Ariz. – A high speed pursuit has ended in the seizure of several high powered rifles and ammunition.On 2-28-2012 at approximately 11:00 a.m., a PCSO deputy on patrol witnessed a blue Chrysler sedan commit a traffic violation at the intersection of N Anderson and West Kortsen Roads.
The body of an elderly man has been recovered from the Superstition Mountains following an apparent medical emergency while hiking.On 2-28-2012 at approximately 2:33 p.m., PCSO deputies responded to the Peralta Trailhead after a citizen reported the man died while hiking just west of the Carney Springs Trail.
FLORENCE, Ariz. – Three teenage boys have been arrested and charged with theft/larceny after they were seen taking items from an Arizona City home.On 2-22-2012 at approximately 1:44 p.m., PCSO deputies were called to the area of 9000 W Oneida Drive in Arizona City after several neighbors reported seeing three unknown boys enter a home and left carrying a television.
The dog days of summer are months away, but members of the PCSO K-9 unit are ready to hit the streets.
Citizens had the chance to meet the unit and see the K-9’s in action Wednesday evening during a public event at the Windmill Winery and Event Center in Florence, which was hosted by the Arizona Public Safety Foundation.
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