Law enforcement and public safety is about people. Jack has a heart for people. He cares deeply about Pinal County and serving the people of this county has been his drive for as long as I have known him. I witnessed first hand that when he ran for and was elected Constable of J.P. #7. He served the people in this position admirably.
His desire to serve as sheriff in a county he loves has been his dream for the entire time I have known him. No hidden agendas, no alternative plans, just to serve the people of Pinal County as their sheriff.
Jack’s prior service as a D.A.R.E. officer and school-based officer gives him a good perspective of how law enforcement can and should relate to young people. This is an area that was his focus and should be the focus of any law enforcement leader and professional law enforcement agency. Jack served our youth for over five years in schools in various locations around Pinal County. He also has been actively serving the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley, Apache Junction Branch, as member of the Board of Directors for over 10 years. This has not been just a position to claim during an election year, Jack has been an active board member for this entire time, showing a true commitment to Pinal County youth and their future success.
It has been my honor to serve for 34 years in Pinal County as a law enforcement official. I also am a parent and grandparent of family living in Pinal County. While each of the candidates for Sheriff have many good qualities and strengths, I believe that Jack possesses the traits, character and professionalism I want in a sheriff that will serve my family.
Jack McClaren in my opinion rises above the others in what he will bring to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. I am interested in a sheriff that will work to bridge divides with other entities in dealing with shared responsibilities like managing budgets. Jack has the ability to lead the sheriff’s office in a way that will focus on all the issues facing the people of Pinal County, not just the headliners, and he will do so in a way that brings honor, dignity and respect to the law enforcement profession.