Clarence W. Dupnik is the Sheriff of Pima County Arizona. A veteran with over 50 years in local law enforcement, he has served as the Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, since his appointment in February 1980. County voters have re-elected him nine times. As Sheriff, he oversees a department of 1,513 employees and a $135 million budget.
Since Sheriff Dupnik has been in office, the population of the unincorporated area of Pima County has increased from 191,216 in 1980 to more than 350,000. He is nationally known for his implementation of innovative and effective law enforcement programs. He oversaw the police response to the 2011 mass shooting in Tuscon involving Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Sheriff Dupnik remains active in many professional, civic, and fraternal organizations, including the National Sheriffs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.