About Us

Our Organization

Sheriff Chris Nanos

nanosResize.JPGSheriff Chris Nanos was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.  Before becoming a law enforcement officer he attended the University of Texas - El Paso, majoring in Public Administration/Criminal Justice.  Sheriff Nanos began his career in law enforcement in 1976 with the El Paso Police Department.  He became a member of the Pima County Sheriff's Department in 1984 as a corrections officer and was promoted to deputy the following year, which began the upward trajectory his career would continue to follow. Throughout his career Sheriff Nanos has maintained a strong emphasis on his work in Criminal Investigations, particularly Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Narcotics Interdiction. This dedication to his work has allowed him to move up the ranks within PCSD, previously serving as Chief Deputy and appointed Sheriff.  In 2020, Sheriff Nanos was elected as Sheriff and returned to the department ready to serve the community. He is responsible for a multi-million dollar budget and a department comprised of nearly 1500 highly qualified, trained, and committed employees complemented by over 400 volunteers who provide support throughout the organization.  Sheriff Nanos is supported by his wife of 38 years, Charlene.

Chief of Staff Joseph D. Cameron

cameronResize.JPGChief Joseph Cameron has had an interesting 36-year career with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. He has spent 29 of these years in patrol. Chief Cameron’s philosophy is mission first with the wants and needs of his staff a close second. Chief Cameron's leadership style is “treat others the way that you want to be treated.”

Corrections Bureau Chief Gerard Moretz

moretzResize.JPGChief Gerard Moretz, a former public school teacher, has spent many of his 23 years with the PCSD contributing to various training endeavors and is now engaged in revitalizing the department’s recruiting and training programs.  Chief Moretz sees the commitment and energy of the department’s members as the most important factors in how we positively impact the community.  In all things, Chief Moretz looks to balance department efforts against what is truly beneficial and relevant to the citizens of Pima County.




Captain Scott Lowing

lowingResize.JPGPCSD proud since 1988. Currently overseeing the Corrections Operations Division, which includes:

  • Administrative Segregation Section
  • West Section
  • East Section
  • Force Commander
  • Jail Booking Intake Section
  • Judicial Security Section
  • Tower Section


Captain Robert Koumal

koumalResize.JPGPCSD proud since 2006. Currently overseeing the Corrections Administrative Division, which includes:

  • Inmate Food Service and Supply Section
  • Inmate Records Section
  • Medical Services Section
  • Inmate Services/Compliance Section
  • Programs/Contracts Section

Operations Bureau Chief Gilbert Dominguez

dominguezResize.jpgChief Gilbert Dominguez has been a proud member of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department since 1999.  He started his career as a Corrections Officer and promoted to Deputy in 2000.  He has had held a variety assignments starting out in patrol, and then moving on to special operations, training and administration.  He is a graduate of the University of Arizona , Northwestern University School of Police and Command and the Senior Management Institute of Policing.





Captain Doug Hanna


PCSD proud since 1996. Currently overseeing the Patrol South Division, which includes:

  • Ajo District
  • Green Valley District
  • San Xavier District
  • Vail District



Captain Edward Spinney

spinneyResize.JPGPCSD proud since 1992. Currently overseeing the Patrol North Division, which includes:

  • Foothills District
  • Force Commander
  • Rincon District
  • Tucson Mountain District

Administrative Bureau Chief Harold Janes

janesWeb.jpgChief Buddy Janes started his career with the Pima County Sheriff’s department as a Corrections Officer in 1999. He was soon promoted to a deputy sheriff and has worked in almost every area of the department including Corrections, Patrol, D.U.I., SWAT, Training, and Administration. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police and Command and Grand Canyon University.  





Captain Christy Anderson

andersonWeb.jpgPCSD proud since 2002. Currently overseeing the Human Resources Division, which includes:

  • Staff Services Section
  • Risk Management
  • Training Section




Captain Luis Cornidez

cornidezWEb.jpgPCSD proud since 1998. Currently overseeing the Community Services Division, which includes:

  • Community Engagement
  • Community Resources




Captain Aimee Trueblood

truebloodResize.jpgPCSD proud since 1995. Currently overseeing the Support Services Division, which includes:

  • Material Management Section
  • Records Management Section
  • Communications Section
  • Facilities Management
  • Government Security and Civil Enforcement Section


Investigations and Support Bureau Chief Jesus Lopez

lopezResize.JPGChief Jesus Lopez has had the privilege to serve the community with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years. In that time, his various assignments have allowed him to apply strong leadership skills to empower his staff to succeed.  Chief Lopez recognizes the quality of the department is defined by the performance of its most valued asset--the men and women who work here.






Captain Mark Dinniman

dinnimanWeb.jpgPCSD proud since 2000. Currently overseeing the Support Operations Division, which includes:

  • Tactical Response
  • Traffic Safety
  • Technical Support




Captain Derek Ogden

ogdenWeb.jpgPCSD proud since 2003. Currently overseeing the Criminal Investigations Division, which includes:

  • Economic Crimes Section
  • Counter Narcotics Alliance/ HIDTA Section
  • Violent Crimes Section