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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll Receives Sheriff of the Year Award

Sheriff Jim Driscoll


Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll Receives the Sheriff of the Year Award


Flagstaff, AZ – 


The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Sheriff Jim Driscoll recently received the “2023-2024 Sheriff of The Year” award from the Western States Sheriff’s Association at their conference in Reno, Nevada.


Sheriff Driscoll was nominated by Sheriff David Clouse from Navajo County based on his experience, leadership and extensive Service to Community.  He brings valuable knowledge, skills and abilities in the management and administration of the Sheriff’s Office, Coconino County Jail, as a previous Coconino County Emergency Manager and as a Critical Incident Commander.  He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, the Naval Post Graduate Executive Leadership Program, the AZPOST Leadership in Police Organizations, Flagstaff Leadership Program and Northern AZ University.


Sheriff Driscoll has dedicated a total of 42 years to law enforcement in Coconino County and served in every rank and assignment within the Sheriff’s Office.  He was elected Coconino County Sheriff in 2017 and served as Interim Chief of Police for the City of Sedona in 2010. 


The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the community have benefitted from Sheriff Driscoll’s proven leadership skills in the development of employees, development of community relationships and partnerships, and bridging gaps between local, state, and federal entities.


Public Trust and Service to Community are the core values Sheriff Driscoll has instilled in the Sheriff’s Office.  He is committed to providing professional and quality law enforcement to the people and communities of Coconino County.  He is active personally and professionally in matters that affect community quality of life  and has developed programs and services such as Community Policing, a robust Search and Rescue program, , CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Jail Inmate Programs (Exodus & Pathways to Community), Mental Health First Aid for Responders, Active Shooter trainings, and many more that help create safer communities.


He is involved in personally serving his community through Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Red Cross, Victim Witness Board and the Flagstaff Leadership Program to name a few.  He was named Citizen of the Year in 2003 by the AZ Daily Sun.


Sheriff Driscoll grew up in Flagstaff and has been married to his wife Laura for 36 years and they have two grown children.


It is with great pride that we congratulate Sheriff Driscoll as Sheriff of the Year for the Western States Sheriff’s Association encompassing 17 states and over 1,000 Sheriffs.

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