Kaye Dickson worked for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office before she became a reserve officer with Maricopa Police Department. Now she is running for sheriff.
Reside in: Casa Grande
Occupation: Running for Public Office – Pinal County Sheriff
Family: Married with two adult children
Pets: Two rescue dogs, one rescue cat, one fish
Cars: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am
Hobbies: Swimming, Auctions, Antiquing, Reading
Pet peeve: Holiday decorations left up past the holiday
Dream vacation: Bali
Like most about Maricopa: People
Like least about Maricopa: Traffic
Charity: No favorite, giving on a local level is a priority
Book: “ The Power of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle
Movie: Wizard of Oz
Actor: Sarah Paulson
Song: “Standing in the Light,” James Ingram
Team: Cleveland Browns
Food: Custard Pie
Drink: Ice Tea
Restaurant: Creative Cafe
Quote: “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
Words to live by: Your integrity is the essence of who you are, never betray it.
Joke: The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
Anything else we should know? I started my law enforcement career with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in 1983 working as a sispatcher, promoting through the ranks as a detention officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant and acting captain. I was a hostage negotiator assigned to the SWAT team, investigator assigned to the SCAT (special crimes apprehension team), and was appointed to serve as a trustee for the employee benefit trust. I was a court appointed special advocate and therapeutic foster parent for the children of Pinal County. I was appointed as the director of Pinal County Animal Care & Control where I strengthened relationships with animal welfare advocates and cities within Pinal County.
During my 30 year law enforcement career I was the first commander assigned to work for the City of Maricopa, when first incorporated and under contract with the Sheriff’s Office. I later returned to work for the city police department as a reserve police officer.
I have a master’s degree in Public Administration, bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, I am a certified public manager among other training certificates associated with law enforcement.
My political platform is community policing and transparency. I am a financial conservative and I believe in quality v. quantity. Citizen review boards, for both disciplinary and promotion; Annual Audits, to appear on line for public to view; Body Cameras, which can be purchased through grants and RICO funding; Transparency and Accountability for RICO funding, to include annual request and reports; Crime & Intelligence Analyses, as well as crime mapping available to public.
I am available to meet and/or answer any questions and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will lead through fairness, integrity & transparency, with the highest of ethical standards. I would be honored to be your sheriff.