Matthew Thomas is the author of Interceptors:The Untold Fight Against the Mexican Cartels, a powerful book detailing some of the operations he led against the infamous Sinaloa Cartel on U.S. soil.
Matt has been employed with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years, starting in 1993 and promoting through the ranks to his current position of Chief Deputy. Matt’s current assignment is as the Sheriff’s Executive Officer, serving as second-in-command for the agency. He oversees and manages all operations for over 650 employees and volunteers in a county that covers over 5,400 square miles and has an approximate population of 500,000.
Matt has served in Detention, Patrol, Traffic, Training, the Police Academy, Motors, Narcotics (undercover as a Detective and later as a Sergeant), and Investigations. Matt also served 18 years on the Pinal Regional SWAT team as a member, team leader, and finishing as the team commander, being involved in and/or leading over 700 missions during his tenure on SWAT.