Elias Johnson - PCSO
Public Information Officer, PCSO
The Public Information Officer acts as a point of contact between the office and local, state and national media. Duties include media relations and the development of print, audio and video news items to be released to the public. The Public Information Officer advises management of community relations’ projects and activities and answer questions concerning the Sheriff’s Office from the public, media, employees and other jurisdictions.
Elias has an extensive media background and is a decorated graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where he earned his degree in broadcast journalism. Elias has worked not only in the Phoenix media market as a reporter but also in his home state of Iowa.
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A missing family has been located in a remote canyon and returned home after their vehicle was discovered abandoned.On 4/15/2012 a PCSO deputy on patrol near the junction of Redington and River Roads located a vacant maroon 2000 Saturn sedan on the shoulder of the road. A check of the vehicle showed it was registered to a 34‐year‐old female from San Manuel, but the license plate was suspended. Because the vehicle was partially protruding the roadway, the deputy called to have the car towed.
Each year between 140 and 160 Peace Officers are killed serving in the line of duty in the Untied States and their families are left to pick up the pieces. Since 1962, our Nation has celebrated the lives of these fine men and women, each year, during National Police Week.During the month of May, across the nation, state and local governments recognize the sacrifices these men and women have made during their annual Peace Officer Memorial Services.
We’re just four months into 2012 and requests for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Regional SWAT team to respond to high risk incidents county‐wide continue rolling in.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify numerous suspects following over a half‐dozen incidents of criminal damage to the Johnson Ranch sub division that occurred this past weekend.On 4‐9‐2012, PCSO deputies responded to eight separate locations near The Masters sub division located at Sedona Way and Maravilla Drive where suspects spray painted graffiti on private and public property. In each case, different colors were used but the messages were consistent. The words “Wolf Gang” and “666” were commonly used to deface property. Other racially motivated symbols and phrases were painted on sidewalks and the sides of homes.
A member of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has been accepted into the expert program with the Arizona Peace Officers standard and Training Board (AZ POST).Sergeant Chris Lapre was selected to begin the process of becoming a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with the AZ POST Firearms Division this summer.
FLORENCE, Ariz. – When Sylvia Shafer joined the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in May of 1980, there were almost as many horses and cattle in Pinal County as there were people.
“It was vast, wide open spaces,” Shafer recalled, “Very agriculture.”
After working with PCSO for over a year, a job for a police officer opened up in a nearby city which she applied for and was accepted, but Shafer quickly learned bigger didn’t mean better.“I missed the people, the rural lifestyle,” Shafer said.
In compliance with PCSO policy to alert members of the public when a registered sex offender moves into the county, or changes address - here are the latest (3) updates.
A San Tan Valley man has been arrested after requesting a court clerk to lie and forge legal documents in exchange for money.
On 3-21-2012, David Domanski, 40, of San Tan Valley approached a clerk of the Pinal County Superior Court and requested a series of documents.
Later that same day Domanski called the same clerk via telephone and asked if she would, “Straight forward lie for $500?” to which the clerk replied, “No”. Domanski asked her to think about the offer because he was serious. The clerk requested Domanski send an email to her county email account detailing what he wanted her to do.