Holiday Kindness

Every year, members of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department open their hearts by providing underprivileged families and children an opportunity to experience joy during the holiday season.

This year, through the S.A.V. Adopt-A-Family program and the Corrections Officer's Angel Tree program, several families and children will have their holiday wishes fulfilled.

The Adopt-A-Family Christmas trees are placed in the S.A.V. office and in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Department Administration building. The trees will have a gift tag, which will contain a name, age, size, and any special needs of each person. If you choose to participate, please visit the tree and select a tag. All gifts should be returned no later than Friday, December 17th.

The Corrections Officers Angel Tree program is supporting children from the Marana School District this year and would like to reach their target goal of giving gifts to 50 kids. Their tree is at the Pima County Adult Detention Center briefing room and also contains gift tags for each person. Anyone wishing to participate, can pick up a tag and return the wrapped gift by December 8th.

Corrections Bureau CHAT Group

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Bureau CHAT group is going strong after almost nine years.  On September 29, 2004, the Corrections Hero Assistance Team or CHAT began with a group of volunteers to provide support to our military members and their families during deployments.

Since the inception of the group, it is estimated that approximately seventy-five members of our Corrections Bureau have been deployed and CHAT has offered support as needed.

The majority of support was maintaining communications with the families and ensuring care packages were sent to our staff.  CHAT has collaborated with many members of the community who have donated food, gifts, door prizes, and other items to this mission.

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Power Down 2013

The Sheriff’s Department recently participated in a statewide scenario that incorporated several agencies, to include assistance from the National Guard. The scenario was based on a real world disaster, similar to what happened in New Orleans after a hurricane Katrina.

Power Down 2013 brings to the forefront what would happen in the event a complete power outage occurs throughout the state. It forces agencies to look at the required resources to maintain emergency responsibilities within each agency’s jurisdiction.

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