The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of Public Information (PIO) unit is responsible for providing timely and accurate information to media organizations inquiring about crimes, accidents, rescue operations, and jail incidents as well as policies and other events affecting the operation of the Office.

This unit's mission is to effectively provide a link between the Sheriff’s Office and the community it serves. The PIO staff is on call 24/7 and, at Sheriff’s direction, seeks to be as responsive as possible to media inquiries, particularly about incidents which affect the citizens of Maricopa County.

In addition to press releases, the PIO unit arranges press conferences, inmate interviews, and media appearances by the Sheriff. They are also involved in awards programs, community outreach and other civic events.

To contact the PIO unit, email us at:

The following are press releases generated by the Sheriff’s Office and released to local media in chronological order:

Date Published Title
11/13/2017 MCSO K9's get vests
9/21/2017 UPDATE on Deputy Involved Shooting (09/20/17)
9/13/2017 Udechime Homicide
9/8/2017 MCSO's Posse Analyzed
9/5/2017 Salt River Drowning
8/16/2017 Child Pornography Arrest
8/14/2017 Bartlett Lake Suspect Description Update
8/10/2017 A New Shine on the Badge via AZCentral
8/8/2017 Deputy involved shooting
8/7/2017 Bartlett Lake update
8/5/2017 Bartlett Lake Accident
7/27/2017 MCSO K9 Rommel Receives Vest
7/24/2017 MCSO K9's to get vests
7/5/2017 4th of July Salt River Drowning
7/3/2017 K9 Buddy to Get Vest
5/30/2017 Salt River Drowning
4/24/2017 Queen Creek Animal Cruelty
4/10/2017 Deputy Impersonator Arrested
3/22/2017 K9 Tarzan to receive vest
3/20/2017 Canyon Lake drowning
3/16/2017 USDA Forest Service and MCSO Say Be Careful Out There
3/14/2017 Lethal Force Against Attacking Pit Bull
3/9/2017 Deputy Involved Shooting
2/24/2017 Sheriff Paul Penzone Regarding ICE Detainers
2/19/2017 MCSO Incidents 2/19/2017
2/16/2017 Drug Transporters arrested
2/16/2017 Robbery Suspects
2/10/2017 Sheriff Paul Penzone Sets Command Team
1/23/2017 Theft Crime Bulletin Fountain Hills
1/21/2017 MCSO Water Rescues
1/19/2017 100 Day Plan
1/19/2017 Termination of Roy Ramey III’s employment
1/19/2017 SPEAR Roster
1/18/2017 Queen Creek Dog Seizure
1/18/2017 Sheriff Penzone100 Day Plan
1/12/2017 Gila Bend Video Release
1/10/2017 Glendale Animal Abuse
1/7/2017 Gila Bend Pursuit Suspect Booked
1/6/2017 Gila Bend Pursuit Update
1/6/2017 MCSO Sign Changeover
1/5/2017 Gila Bend Pursuit
Date Published Title
12/29/2016 23rd Holiday Mall Patrol Conclusion
12/28/2016 Melendres Filing
12/28/2016 Melendres Statement Re Opening
12/23/2016 Happy Holidays from Sheriff Arpaio
12/22/2016 St. Vincent De Paul toy drive
12/21/2016 Litchfield Park home invasion
12/11/2016 Identity and Fraud Arrest
12/8/2016 Aggravated Assault Suspect Flees from Deputies
12/1/2016 MCSO K9 Rommel
11/30/2016 Animal Abuse Investigation
11/15/2016 MCSO Mirko gets vest
11/14/2016 Check Presentation for the Family of Fallen Show Low Police Officer
11/2/2016 Missing in Arizona 2016
10/31/2016 Palo Verde Security Officer Arrested for Child Pornography
10/28/2016 Coffee with a Deputy
10/27/2016 911 Cyber Attack
10/27/2016 Melendres Statement
10/25/2016 Hit and Run Bulletin
10/24/2016 Mounted Posse mobilize at Salt River
10/21/2016 Hit and Run Bulletin
10/17/2016 Sheriff Joe Mobilizes Armed Posse
10/13/2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Ceremony
9/23/2016 Sun City woman arrested for cutting her Dog's legs with a knife
9/22/2016 Recent Law Enforcement Attacks on MCSO and Across the Nation
9/22/2016 Recent LE Attacks on MCSO & Across the Nation
9/22/2016 Detention Officer Arrested
9/22/2016 Undercover Meth Bust
9/21/2016 Recent Law Enforcement Attacks on MCSO and Across the Nation
9/20/2016 Guadalupe Homicide suspect surrenders
9/8/2016 Armed Robbery Queen Creek
9/8/2016 Armed Robbery Crime Bulletin
9/2/2016 National Anthem Ceremony at Tent City Jail
8/24/2016 13 Dogs Seized from Buckeye Residence for Mistreatment
8/17/2016 Pizza Delivery Man Arrested for Child Porn
8/16/2016 Deputy Involved Shooting
8/11/2016 4th Spanish Language Academy
8/9/2016 Sheriff Arpaio brings Rio Games to inmates
8/8/2016 Fountain Hills Theft
8/5/2016 Female Detention Officer Saves Inmate
8/4/2016 Sheriff's Detectives Make Street Bust
8/3/2016 Tent City Jail 23 Years & Counting
7/27/2016 Baby Born in Estrella Jail
7/25/2016 Bestiality Arrest
7/22/2016 MCSO K9 Mirko gets vest
7/14/2016 Spanish Language Citizens Academy Begins in August
7/8/2016 Suspect Arrested for Injecting Girls with Heroin in Exchange for Sex
7/1/2016 Man Receives 6 Month Jail Sentence for Stalking Sheriff Arpaio
6/30/2016 American flags to be worn by inmates
6/23/2016 Kick-off set for Camp Summer Stars
6/20/2016 Arpaio passing out Ice towels at Tents
6/17/2016 Sheriff Arpaio Keeps it Cool for Inmates
6/17/2016 Sheriff Arpaio arrests another animal abuser in Tonopah
6/16/2016 MCSO's Coffee with a Cop is Saturday
6/10/2016 Sheriff Arpaio orders American Flags placed on inmate uniforms
6/9/2016 Send Your Youngster to Sheriff Joe This Summer
6/6/2016 Animal Neglect in Tonopah
5/26/2016 1000 bee stings kill man
5/23/2016 Arpaio concerned with ambush on deputies
5/20/2016 Inmates sign up for Selective Service on Armed Forces Day
5/17/2016 K9 Protection Rollout
5/5/2016 10th Bestiality Arrest
5/2/2016 Sheriff Joe Arpaio Responds to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Reversal of Puente Lawsuit
4/27/2016 Ammo for Posse
4/27/2016 Meth Lab Search Warrant
4/27/2016 Sale of Seized Weapons Funding Armed Posse
4/25/2016 All MCSO k9s get vests
4/22/2016 Heroin Trafficking Fight Continues
4/19/2016 Massive Marijuana Enterprise Broken Up
4/13/2016 MCSO Cyber Crimes Arrest
4/11/2016 K9's Axa Yass and Marko get vests
4/8/2016 Quentin Tarantino's Father Meets Sheriff Joe Arpaio
4/6/2016 "Ruff" Times Ahead MASH Dogs
3/31/2016 Defendant Sentenced In Animal Sex Crimes Case
3/30/2016 Pug Case Arrest
3/22/2016 MCSo K9 Kato gets vest
3/22/2016 MCSO K9 nina gets vest
3/22/2016 K9s Chendo and Fredy get Vets
3/21/2016 Inmates to View Election Results
3/16/2016 Increase Armed Posse
3/14/2016 Sheriff Arpaio Talks About Armed Posse Recruitment
3/7/2016 Drug bust I8
3/3/2016 No drug bust too small
2/26/2016 Relay for Life
2/23/2016 K9s get vests
2/13/2016 Dead beat parents
2/12/2016 Black History Month
2/11/2016 Body Cameras
1/25/2016 Bark for life
1/25/2016 2016 DUIAC Grant
1/13/2016 Coffee with a cop
1/11/2016 2 hikers found Superstitions Mnt
1/7/2016 MCSO K9 gets vest
1/7/2016 MCSO K9's get vests
1/4/2016 Arpaio Call to gun owners/Posse
1/4/2016 Busy start for Sheriff's deputies 2016