Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores was given the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) individual award recently by the United States Attorney's Office, District of Arizona.
She was selected for her skill and ability to bring people in Gila County together to foster a more effective response to the crime-related challenges our county faces, a press release said.
First appointed Gila County Attorney in January 2002 and then elected in November 2002 and re-elected November 2004, Flores has worked to foster coordination and cooperation between local law enforcement and the community with the goal of increasing justice and decreasing crime, the release said.
In the spirit of interagency cooperation, Flores has helped fund other agency needs with county attorney's funds produced from successful programs such as Diversion Deferred and Cost of Prosecution (fees assessed to all criminal defendants entering a plea agreement).
This past year, she funded a police car for the Payson Police Department to use for law enforcement in the new town of Star Valley.She assisted in development of the KOGS Program, which was a joint effort of Globe Unified School District, City of Globe and her office to provide funds to buy and train a drug dog for Globe Police Department and an arson dog for the Globe Fire Department.