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During his 24 year law enforcement career with the Sheriff's Office he has served in a variety of capacities. Joe started his law enforcement career as a new deputy sheriff patrolling the southeast portions of Maricopa County to include unincorporated areas surrounding Gilbert and Chandler. He rose through the ranks, eventually holding command positions in the SWAT Division, Town of El Mirage, Town of Fountain Hills, Lake Patrol and an executive command position as a Deputy Chief over the Patrol Bureau covering all of Maricopa County.
He received his BA Degree from the University of Hawaii in 1992 and an AGS Degree from Rio Salado Community College in 1993, upon completing the Police Academy.
Joe is a native Arizonan growing up in the small town of Globe, Arizona, and was a 22 year resident of Gilbert where he raised his three kids and spent numerous hours as a volunteer coach for Gilbert American Little League, Gilbert Youth Basketball, and Higley High School baseball.
Joe is current member of the Fountain Hills Drug Coalition. East Valley Chiefs of Police Association (EVCPA), Arizona Chiefs of Police Association (AACOP) and is a past member of the National Police Canine Association and the Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association.