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Support Operations Division

The Support Operations Division provides the citizens of Pima County with unique response capabilities through specially trained deputies and high-tech equipment. The Division consists of the Traffic Section, the Tactical Response Section and the Special Operations Section. Support Operations duties include enforcing traffic laws and reducing vehicle collisions with state-of-the-art Honda motorcycles, conducting search and rescue missions, deploying the armored BEAR and BEAR-CAT vehicles for large-scale tactical SWAT operations, and supporting patrol operations with fixed-wing aircraft, to name just a few. The Support Operations Division gives the Pima County Sheriff's Department these and other specialized capabilities to meet the law enforcement challenges of the 21st century.

Support Operations Division

Mike Sacco

Air & Rescue Section

Lieutenant Stephen Carpenter Jr.
Air & Rescue Section Commander

Special Operations Section

Lieutenant Gary Anderson
Special Operations Section Commander

Tactical Response Section

Lieutenant James Murphy
Tactical Response Commander

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