The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Suppression Unit provides a variety of services to the community, other Law Enforcement agencies and PCSO Bureaus. Pinal County is growing extensively in population and the crime rate is following along with that growth. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is in need of a support group to depend on when specific crimes develop in certain areas of the County. When Patrol deputies develop intelligence on a specific crime problem involving blatant violations of the law, a Unit with specialized skills can be utilized in a high profile, zero tolerance operation in the area. This unit is a break off of the Special Weapons and Tactics team for future full time status as the County grows and the calls increase.
The Crime Suppression Unit is being developed to support Patrol, Investigations, County Agencies or Governmental agencies with specific investigations as either a support Unit or to take lead in the investigation.
The Crime Suppression Unit will be made up of Special Weapons and Tactics personnel as well as Crisis Negotiators in a uniformed presence. Use of plain clothes will be as dictated. The Duties of these members are to assist, support and proactively investigate crimes, Uniformed Patrol support, undercover investigations, Instruction or assist with Community relations.
The Crime Suppression Unit is made up of Swat and Negotiations personnel and will respond to any critical incidents occurring in the County. The basis for this Unit is to have Unit personnel with specialized training, weapons and equipment capable in responding immediately to a Critical incident or event.
The Crime Suppression Unit, once staffed will have members on 24/ 7 to assist with Critical incident, support or investigate any unusual event.
The Unit members will be on call 24/7 for critical events request by any Bureau.