Sheila Polk is in her 20th year serving as the Yavapai County Attorney. She is a tough, hard-working, boots on the ground prosecutor who is passionate about public safety and quality of life for the residents of Yavapai County. After graduating from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 1982, she held a prestigious one-year clerkship at the Arizona Supreme Court. She then worked for 11 years as an Arizona assistant attorney general and served another 7 years as a deputy Yavapai County Attorney before first winning election as County Attorney in the year 2000.
County Attorney Polk is a natural leader skilled at building partnerships and collaborations to get things done. In addition to overseeing the work of the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, she serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, and chairs both the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council and the prestigious Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC). Polk is an executive board member for the Yavapai Mental Health Coalition, collaborating with community partners to decriminalize mental illness. She is the founding member and chair of MATFORCE, our county’s substance abuse task force, and was recently appointed by Governor Ducey to chair the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership. She is passionate about substance abuse prevention and believes that we should do everything we can to create healthy environments where every child can succeed.