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Region A

Geographically Region A is the smallest Region of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Region A deputies provide law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of Pinal County that include Queen Creek and San Tan Valley. The overall area may be smaller, but the population is twice that of the other two (2) regions combined.

Staff

Region A is staffed with forty (40) Deputies and five (6) sergeants, one (1) Lieutenant and two (2) secretaries. Included in the forty Deputies is the Field Training Officer (FTO) squad, which consists of five (5) Deputies and one (1) Sergeant, two (2) Motor Deputies, and one (1) K-9 Deputy. The annual number of calls for service in the region average 3,200 a month.

Stations

There are two (2) Sub stations in Region A. Currently there is a sub-station located in San Tan Valley, and one at Hunt highway and Arizona Farms road. The main office is the San Tan Valley location at 85 West Combs Road, San Tan Valley, inside the Fry’s plaza. The Hunt Highway and Arizona station is closed to the public, but is used by PCSO staff.

The Combs station is staffed with the two (2) full time secretaries, and the operating lobby hours are 6 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 6 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Wednesdays. Walk in services are available only at the Combs location.

Field Training Officer Program 

The Field Training Officer squad is responsible for all training of newly hired Deputies, and is assigned to Region A for the exposure to the high volume and diversity of calls. The squad is supervised by Sergeant Christopher Lapre, and is staffed with five (5) Deputies classified as FTO’s.

The mission of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Field Training Program is to provide a positive and effective learning environment to ensure quality, standardized instruction in order to prepare officers in training with the necessary knowledge to perform the essential duties and functions of a solo capable deputy.

The FTO program consists of four phases. The first three phases are four weeks each and the last phase is two weeks. The Officer in Training will be graded daily on their ability to do the job of a Pinal County deputy. The FTO program is a performance-based, structured, hands-on training that teams the OIT with their FTO to give a one-on-one teacher-student learning environment.

Mission

The overall mission of Region A is to keep you, your family and our Pinal County Communities safe.

The men and women who serve in Region A strive to be respected and trusted by all segments of our diverse community. We will maintain our status as Arizona’s premier Sheriff’s Office by delivering superior service to Pinal County residents. No matter what the situation, our staff will respond in a professional manner emulating a public servant who is dependable without prejudice, always performing to the best of our abilities to provide the highest standards of customer service with the highest level of proactive involvement within all of the communities. The Region Commander, Lieutenant Matthew Thomas can be contacted by telephone at 520-866-5280 or 520-866-5240, or by e-mail at matthew.thomas@pinalcountyaz.gov.

 

Region A

Lieutenant Matthew Thomas

 

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