SHEILA POLK – County Attorney, Yavapai County
Sheila Polk is a native Arizonan who received her bachelor’s and law degrees from ASU. After clerking for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Jack Hays, Polk served in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for 11 years before moving to Yavapai County in 1994. There, she joined the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in the prosecution of felony crimes.
In November 2000, Polk became the first woman to be elected Yavapai County Attorney, and is currently serving her fifth term. She is a member of the Governor’s Arizona Human Trafficking Council. As well, she has served on the Governor’s Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Task Force. Polk also chairs the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, and serves as vice-chair of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. Polk is co-chair and founding member of MATFORCE, the Yavapai County substance abuse coalition. Polk is the driving stimulus behind the law enforcement course, “What You Do Matters: Lessons from the Holocaust.”