La Paz County Sheriff's
Sheriff John C. Drum
Sheriff John Drum was born in Long Beach,
California and spent a large portion of his childhood in Venezuela. His family
returned to Long Beach, where he graduated from Long Beach High School and
later married his high school sweetheart, Bunzy.
After being Honorably
Discharged by the United Stated Army, he worked with his family business and,
during this time, he attended Long Beach City College where he earned a Degree
in Police Administration and Supervision.
After graduating from the Los
Angeles Police Academy and obtaining his Peace Officer Standards and Training,
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificates, he joined the Los
Angeles Police Department where he trained in many areas while moving through
the ranks. His assignments included; VICE, Investigation of Auto Theft,
Burglary, Robbery, Homicide, Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU),
Narcotics Investigations and eventually retired as a Detective Supervisor.
He moved his family to
Parker, Arizona in 1983 where he was appointed as the Parker Magistrate Judge
for the Town of Parker and held that position for six years. He was elected
as the La Paz County Parker Justice Court Judge and retired from that position
after 12 years of service. While serving as Judge for Parker Magistrate and La
Paz County Justice Court, he completed an Arizona College of Law at University
of Arizona and Arizona State University; completed the Judicial School of
Arizona and, as he was a mentor judge for the State of Arizona, he trained newly
elected judges. In 2008, he was elected as a La Paz County Board of Supervisor
and served one four year term.
In November of 2012, he was
elected as the Sheriff of La Paz County and took office on January 2, 2013. Sheriff Drum
has many years of Law Enforcement and Judicial experience and looks forward to
providing the best service to the citizens of La Paz County. He is especially
looking forward to meeting and working with agencies throughout the State
of Arizona to help provide the best possible law enforcement for the people.
John C. Drum
1109 Arizona Avenue
Parker, Arizona 85344
La Paz County
Dept of Public