The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office adheres to a Community Based Policing philosophy. This approach promotes:

  • Community, government, and police partnerships
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Community engagement to address the causes of crime, fear of crime, and other community quality-of-life issues

Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships are joint efforts between law enforcement agencies and their communities to address significant crime and quality of life issues. Problem-solving is a process for analyzing a problem from several perspectives in order to seek the most thoughtful approach possible, which should also be the solution that is most likely to success.

Benefits to Community

Community policing provides the community with a:

  • Voice in how it will be policed
  • Permanent resolution to reoccurring problems
  • Stronger, safer, and more friendly place to live
  • Better understanding of police capabilities and limitations
  • Closer working relationships with the police and other governmental agencies

Benefits to Department

It benefits the Department by providing:

  • A way to more efficiently and effectively use department resources
  • A way to be more responsive to the community
  • Better intelligence about criminals
  • Better communications
  • More community support for Department programs

In following the Community Based Policing philosophy, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office has many programs to further a law enforcement presence in the community, including a bike patrol, business and community block watch, school resource officers, graffiti removal, citizens on patrol, developing a partnership with community service organizations such as the chamber of commerce, business associations, service organizations, homeowner associations involvement and other programs.