About Sheriff Paul Penzone

Sheriff Penzone spent 21 years as a Phoenix police officer, earning national and international recognition for his leadership in crime prevention, capture of dangerous criminals, and dismantling of drug trafficking organizations. The Sheriff has, additionally, served as a top law-enforcement and security expert, and has dedicated his time to various community organizations.

While on assignment with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sheriff was selected as the national “Task Force Agent of the Year” when he led the federal wiretap investigation that ultimately dismantled a large-scale Methamphetamine manufacturing and distributing network in Arizona. He led the Silent Witness Program for 7 years, most notably during the “Baseline Killer” and “Serial Shooter” investigations, which paralyzed parts of the community with fear.

Sheriff Penzone believes there must be a strong partnership between the community and its law enforcement professionals. This commitment inspired Paul to develop programs that connected Valley-wide public safety agencies, media, local businesses and community leaders. The continued commitment to the community is evidenced by the numerous key leadership positions in his administration dedicated to community outreach and relations.