News Flash

MCAO Latest News

Posted on: October 4, 2021

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Luis Figueroa

Luis 3

Luis Figueroa starts his day by meeting with his team before heading out to walk around the office and check-in with employees to ensure their computers and systems applications are working. "One of the best parts about this job is getting to know employees across all divisions and see that they're happy with our service and can continue their work without a problem." It's this positive attitude and approachable nature that makes employees feel comfortable requesting help from IT. It's also why Luis received the 2019 Employee of the Year Award.

Originally from San Luis Sonora, Mexico, Luis joined the Maricopa County Attorney's Office four years ago as an entry-level IT technician. After completing his bachelor's and master's in Information Systems in Phoenix, Luis worked in the private industry before looking for other career opportunities to grow professionally and serve his community. Since joining the office, Luis has been promoted two times and currently serves in a leadership role as the PC Support Supervisor. For Luis, working at MCAO has allowed him to gain professional experience in his field and continue his education; he is currently completing a second master's program in Management Systems. "I never thought I would have the opportunity to grow as much as I have professionally, I’m happy and proud of my work." 

Luis credits his manager, director, and team members for the great experience in the office so far. " Everyone here has treated me with respect and kindness. They are all great to work with, and we have an environment of support within our team." 

He also credits his family and wife for their support in helping him advance in his career. "In Hispanic culture, family is really important, and I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for the support I received from my parents and wife, and their encouragement to continue my education." In reflecting on what Hispanic Heritage Month means to him, Luis shares that he's proud of his culture and where he comes from and is happy to share that with others. “I encourage our Hispanic youth to focus on their education and goals, anything is possible with discipline, dedication and perseverance.”  

For those thinking about a career in public service and IT, Luis shares that hard work, determination, and good mentors make a difference. "I'm impressed by their expertise, and it motivates me to continue learning." 

MCAO is grateful for the contributions and dedication of Luis, his team, and everyone in the IT Office that help make sure all of our 1,000 employees can get their work done every day.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in MCAO Latest News

Photo of the twin towers

20th Anniversary of September 11th

Posted on: September 10, 2021
Image of girl with the text

Talk to Teens About Substance Abuse

Posted on: August 23, 2021
A man stealing a wallet out of someone's backpack

Practice Personal Safety in Layers

Posted on: August 16, 2021
Two students reading over documents

Internship Opportunities at MCAO

Posted on: July 29, 2021
Someone looking into a parked vehicle

Keep Your Vehicle Safe this Summer

Posted on: July 5, 2021
Utility Scams

Summer Safety Series: Utility Scams

Posted on: June 21, 2021
Three Children Holding Hands

National Missing Children's Day

Posted on: May 24, 2021
Student wearing graduation cap and gown

A Career in Public Service

Posted on: May 4, 2021
Aisha Robertson, Legal Support Assistant, MCAO Victim Services Division

Employee Spotlight: Aisha Robertson

Posted on: April 26, 2021
Victim Advocates

The Importance of Victims’ Rights

Posted on: April 22, 2021
Lady Justice

Understanding Victims’ Rights

Posted on: April 19, 2021
Protect Your Vehicle From Theft

Spring Break Tips: Prevent Car Theft

Posted on: March 15, 2021
Report Graffiti

Report Graffiti in Your Community

Posted on: February 22, 2021
Protect Your Identity

Have You Checked Your Credit Report?

Posted on: March 29, 2021
Online Dating

Swipe Safe with These Online Dating Tips

Posted on: February 8, 2021
Woman Cleaning Counter

Labor Trafficking amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on: January 25, 2021
MCAO Building

A Year in Review at MCAO

Posted on: December 23, 2020
Crime Scene Tape

2020 Snapshot: Crime Across the Valley

Posted on: December 7, 2020
Man placing Credit Card info into Laptop

Shop Safely Online this Holiday Season

Posted on: November 30, 2020
Female domestic violence victim packing suitcase with clothing

Make a Safety Plan to Get Out

Posted on: October 19, 2020
Teen Girl Texting

Remind Teens to Think Before They Send

Posted on: September 28, 2020
County Attorney Allister Adel

Body-Worn Camera Request

Posted on: September 23, 2020
Online Bully

Online Bullying During COVID

Posted on: September 21, 2020
Animal Cruelty

Report Animal Abuse to Law Enforcement

Posted on: September 14, 2020
Labor Day DUI Reminder

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend Safely

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Pills on table

International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on: August 31, 2020
Contact-Tracing

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

Posted on: July 23, 2020
Two Girls on Laptops

What are the risks of livestreaming?

Posted on: July 13, 2020
Prosecutor

What is a Prosecutor?

Posted on: June 25, 2020
Man Vaping

Vaping Warning Signs for Parents

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Opioids

Help Prevent Opioid Abuse at Home

Posted on: June 16, 2020
Sunset Over Canal and Homes

Keep Your Home Safe this Summer

Posted on: June 4, 2020
Looking through a car windshield at night. The lights are blurred.

Don’t Graduate into a DUI

Posted on: May 19, 2020
Happy Mothers Day

Honoring MCAO Moms

Posted on: May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Stimulus Check Scams

Posted on: May 7, 2020
National Law Day 2020

It’s National Law Day

Posted on: May 1, 2020
Angela Andrews

Collaboration is Key

Posted on: April 30, 2020
Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Heather Kirka

Charging Ahead and Working Together

Posted on: April 23, 2020
Census form on flag

We All Benefit When We Respond

Posted on: April 16, 2020
Brittany Hogard

Keeping the Wheels of Justice Rolling

Posted on: April 15, 2020
Person typing on computer keyboard

Be a Smart Online User

Posted on: April 13, 2020
Avoid Coronavirus Scams

COVID-19 Scam Awareness

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Community Outreach Highlights

Posted on: March 1, 2020
Allister with Female Staff

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Posted on: March 1, 2020
2020 Census Advertisement - Shape your Future, Start Here

YOU Count: Fill Out the Census Today

Posted on: March 1, 2020

Update On Petersen Investigation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

MCAO Honors Our Veterans

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Dion Earl Found Guilty on All Charges

Posted on: August 22, 2019

MCAO Launches Community Grants Webpage

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Update on Green Acre Dog Boarding Deaths

Posted on: September 22, 2014

National Geographic - Taboo

Posted on: August 31, 2012