Sheriff Mark Lamb

Mark was born in Hilo, Hawaii to a family with deep Chandler, Arizona roots. After a number of years in Hawaii and some time in the Philippines, his family moved back to Arizona in the 1980’s. Mark graduated from Chandler High School in 1990, then served a two-year church mission in Argentina. Upon his return, he married the love of his life in Mesa, AZ.

After many years in the private sector as a business owner and operator, he found his true calling in Law Enforcement, and at each step his excellence was recognized. He attended the Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Office Deputy Academy and was named Valedictorian of his class. He was hired by the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, where he excelled as a police officer and was named Rookie of the Year. The following year he was named Officer of the Year. He was later promoted to Detective and in his first year was named Detective of the Year.

The quality of Mark’s work was rewarded by his involvement in a wide variety of law enforcement actions. Mark has participated in DUI task force details and gang suppression, and he has investigated multiple drive-by shootings, drug cases, assault and aggravated assault cases, and homicides. Mark has also worked Federal cases, State cases, and Tribal cases.

His varied background was on full display when Mark was named one of the lead detectives on a multi agency (Salt River PD, Mesa PD, DPS, ATF, US Marshal Service and the FBI) Federal RICO case that disrupted and dismantled one of the most violent gangs in the East Valley. As a result of this successful case, Mark received the Award of Excellence from the Arizona Gang Investigators Association.

In 2012, Mark and his family made the decision to join the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. During that time Mark worked as a Patrol Deputy and later as a Reserve Deputy. Mark had the privilege of getting to know and work with many outstanding Deputies in the Sheriff's Office. No matter what capacity Mark is serving, whether as a peace officer, a member of his church congregation, a father of 5 wonderful children, or a friend to many, he is always a leader who does his best to set a good example and high standard.

As a conservative, Mark has strong convictions and is courageous in fighting for the citizens he serves. Mark believes strongly in our Republic and our Constitution, he is a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights and the enforcement of all of our laws, including those that pertain to fighting illegal immigration, and he is determined to protect the rights and freedoms of the people whom he serves.


  Past Criminal Cases In the News
East Side Los Guada Blood Gang Members Sentenced in Arizona for Violent Assault
Five Alleged East Side Los Guada Bloods Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Arizona on Federal Racketeering and Attempted Murder Charges
PD: Gang may have targeted Salt River officer in deadly shooting
Five East Side Los Guada Bloods Gang Members And Associates Indicted In Arizona
Five gang members arrested in racketeering, murder probe