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Adult Detention Center Administration

The Pinal County Jail operates a combination of Direct and Indirect supervision facility. Direct supervision provides for amore productive form of inmate management that facilitates interaction between inmates and staff, thereby reducing incidents of violence, inmate grievances, destruction of property and improved operational efficiency. This form of supervision allows for the greatest level of interaction between Detention Staff and offenders. Indirect supervision allows for the random monitoring of activities, and provides a lesser degree of interaction between the Detention Staff and offenders.

Commander of Security Operations
Christina VanGorden a Pinal County and Florence native started her career at the Arizona State Department of Corrections in 2003 and continued her career to Pinal County Sheriff Office in 2005. She had promoted through the ranks of Detention Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant working both in Support and Security Operations in the past 10 years. Through these years she has accomplished becoming a Certified Jail Officer, CPR Trainer and Leader.  VanGorden has completed her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Master of Business Administration-Human Resources both from the University of Phoenix.
Commander of Program Services
Jayme Valenzuela started a career in law enforcement/corrections with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in 1982.  Commander Valenzuela has served with the PCSO as a Detention Officer, Patrol Deputy, Civil Deputy and Detective.  Jayme was presented the Distinguished Service Award in 1995 by the PCSO for his performance and dedication in the line of duty.  Mr. Valenzuela has also worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Corrections Corporation of America and Arizona Public Service.  Commander Valenzuela has served his community of Superior, Arizona as a council member, vice-Mayor and is actively involved in community organizations throughout the Copper Corridor of Pinal County.  Jayme is life time Superior and Pinal County resident.