Jim Driscoll brings valuable EXPERIENCE to the Office of Sheriff

“Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to participating in meaningful ways to enhance my knowledge, skills, and abilities and to be a part of collaborations dedicated to enhancing the safety and quality of life in our community.”

  • 39 years of experience in law enforcement in Coconino County
  • Sheriff for last three years
  • Chief Deputy for Coconino County Sheriff’s Office for the prior 12 years
  • Interim Chief of Police for Sedona in 2010
  • Emergency Services Coordinator for Coconino County 1997-2004
  • Implemented first Community Policing program at Coconino County Sheriff’s Office through grant funding
  • Managed critical incidents for missing children, manhunts, responses to natural disasters and much more
  • Served in all ranks providing for the day to day operations as well as administration, supervision and leadership of the organization
  • Lieutenant for Williams / Tusayan Patrol District and Flagstaff Patrol District
  • Vast experience in patrol, criminal investigations, jail / detention services, SWAT, all-hazards preparedness & management, internet intelligence gathering, search and rescue, and incident management
  • Managed federal, state, and local grants bringing equipment, training and resources to emergency responders throughout the county
  • Northern Arizona University graduate
  • F.B.I. National Academy graduate
  • Southwest Command College graduate (Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Association – LEEDA)
  • Inland Search and Rescue Management (US Coast Guard)
  • National and Western States Sheriff’s Association
  • Arizona Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Association

Jim Driscoll brings proven LEADERSHIP skills and abilities to the Office of Sheriff

“As a leader, I believe it is my responsibility to develop, maintain, and refresh education and leadership skills and to ensure that we are developing future leaders who will continue to build effective community and law enforcement partnerships. It also is important that we bridge gaps between local, state, and federal entities without losing sight of our unique community law enforcement needs.”

  • Citizen of the Year 2003 – Arizona Daily Sun
  • Executive Leaders Program (Naval Post Graduate School)
  • Leadership in Police Organizations (Arizona Peace Officers and Standards Training / International Association Chiefs of Police)
  • Current President of the AZ Sheriff’s Association
  • Executive Leadership program (Arizona Peace Officers and Standards Training)
  • Flagstaff Leadership Program
  • Led Delegation to Kazakhstan to teach law enforcement and search and rescue
  • Developed standards bringing homeland security grants, equipment and resources to first responders throughout Coconino County
  • Good Governance Award 2004 – Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Jim Driscoll is active personally & professionally in matters that affect COMMUNITY quality of life

“As a member of this community, I share in the responsibility of supporting collaborations and developing compassionate responses that make positive differences in people’s lives and make our communities safer. I also believe that investing in youth in an investment in our future and should be an important component of law enforcement proactive partnerships.”

  • Arizona State Governor’s Homeland Security Council
  • Northern Region Advisory Committee (for Arizona Department Homeland Security)
  • Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
  • Current president of AZ Sheriffs Association
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee, Chair
  • Citizens Against Substance Abuse Board
  • Victim Witness Board
  • American Red Cross Board
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern Arizona
  • Established CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program in Coconino County in partnership between the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management
  • Community Policing Program
  • Provide Instruction for:
    • Recognizing and Responding to Violence in the Workplace
    • Employee Safety and Awareness
    • Situational Awareness
    • Incident Management
    • Principles of Emergency Management
    • Search and Rescue
    • Community Preparedness for Disasters
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