Community Outreach at Parade

Sheriff Paul Penzone and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (Office) are committed to ongoing and sustainable relationships with our community and local businesses. We aim to build relationships fostered in mutual respect that enhance public safety service. In order to facilitate these goals, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office established the Community Outreach Division (COrD.) COrD both facilitates and coordinates a variety of community outreach programs and events. These programs help maintain positive relations between the Office and the community it serves.

As part of its mission, the COrD Division currently oversees three Community Advisory Boards, including the Hispanic, African American, and LBGTQ Advisory Boards. The mission of each Board is to serve as a liaison between the Sheriff's Office and each community. The Board provides actionable recommendations that best advocate for procedural justice in law enforcement, diversity, and community relations.

COrD Director James Collins leads an out-going team made up of Team Lead Ron Gomez, Officer Isidro Caro, Sergeant Laketta Gunn-Roman, and Office Specialist Sofia Murta. The COrD team members look forward to hearing from you and collaborating with your organization. COrD members can be contacted at cat@mcso.maricopa.gov, (602) 876-1508, or by mail, or in person, at 550 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Community Outreach Division is a team dedicated to fostering relationships with our community partners. The COrD team would love to be at your next parade, event, meeting, or carnival. The team is available, upon request, seven days a week.

The overarching goals of COrD efforts include:
  • Strengthening relationships and building opportunities for open communication and dialogue between the Office and its communities.
  • Increasing participation of community members in addressing public safety issues in partnership with the Office.
  • Facilitating interactions between the Office and community members to address quality of life concerns.
  • Responding to community concerns in a respectful, straightforward, and timely manner.

You may provide compliments or concerns by calling (602) 876-5429.

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