James Tobin began his law enforcement career in 1996 with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. In 2006 Tobin joined the Prescott Valley Police Department. As a proud alumni of Yavapai College in Prescott. Az., Tobin once again became a “Roughrider” as a member of the Yavapai College Police Department in September 2016.
Tobin has been named as his agency’s “Deputy/Officer of the Year” three times (2004, 2008 and 2010) and has been named a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) Yavapai County “DUI Officer of the Year” four times.
In 2009, Tobin was named the MATFORCE – Yavapai County Substance Abuse Task Force “Community Member of the Year.”
In 2011, Tobin received the “Community Leadership Award” from the Northwest Alcohol Conference (Boise, Idaho).
In 2012 Tobin received the “Mickey Sadoff - President’s Award” from the National Office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) in Washington, D.C. Tobin served as the Chairman of the MATFORCE Underage Drinking Task Force in Yavapai County from 2008 to 2013 and from 2016 to present.
In 2013 MATFORCE received the “National Coalition of the Year” award from CADCA from among 5000 substance abuse coalitions, with special recognition given for underage drinking enforcement and prevention efforts.
Tobin’s proudest accomplishment is being a husband to his darling wife Jacinda and a father to his wonderful children.