June 2 Show: Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll, Western States Sheriff of the Year 2023
Posted On May 30, 2023
Brian Sussman talks with Sheriff Jim Driscoll, winner of the 2023 Western States “Sheriff of the Year”, about his experience and leadership defending the Verde Valley and our border.
Sheriff Driscoll has confronted the fentanyl crisis, battled cartels, prevented solicitation of kids to transport at the border and on social media, and has seen the skyrocketing rise in social issues, criminal behavior and illegal immigration these past few years.
Jim Driscoll is honored to have served the many communities throughout Coconino County for the last 49 years. Jim’s leadership is based on the foundation that, “Everything we do in law enforcement relies on public trust. It is vital that the public trusts us to perform our jobs professionally, ethically, and respectfully. Every day we must work to earn and maintain that trust.”
Jim is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, the FBI National Academy, and Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program. He is an advocate for leadership and innovation in law enforcement through technology, education, and training and response to emerging public safety issues such as the mental health crisis.
He was awarded the “Citizen of the Year” by the AZ Daily Sun in 2003 and the Western States “Sheriff of the Year” in 2023.
Outside of his official duties as Sheriff, he is a long-time active member of the Arizona American Red Cross and Northern Arizona Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He encourages others to find ways to become involved in community service.