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