Mrs. Marcia “Corky” Shields was born in Portland, Maine. Her father served in the United States Army and as a result, Corky and her family moved frequently. During her childhood she lived in France and New York City among other places. He family settled in Tucson, Arizona when Corky was in the 6th grade. She graduated from Amphitheater High School and attended the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She will be completing her associate’s degree in Criminal Justice in the near future. She has also completed numerous courses specific to her job as crime analyst.
Corky and her husband Kin have three children, Rebecca, Jessica and Joe. They also have four grandchildren, Brayden, Bailey, Pete, and Audrey. Kin is a retired Civil Engineer and due to his work in heavy construction, their family has lived all over the United States and spent twelve years living in Saudi Arabia. This allowed Corky and her family to travel around the world and visit twenty-seven countries. The travel helped the family realize how fortunate they were to be living in the United States, the greatest country in the world.
Corky and her husband are currently building their dream home. This task takes a great deal of Corky’s off-duty time. When she is not working on her dream home, she enjoys spoiling her grandchildren, conducting computer research pertaining to her family’s history, traveling, hiking, working on stained glass, and she would like to learn to oil paint.
When Corky and her family have the time, they volunteer at the local Community Food Bank, Gospel Rescue Mission, and Casa de los Ninos. When her children were younger, Corky was a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout co-leader, and Summer Sunday School teacher.
Corky began her career with the Tucson Police Department as a Clerk-Transcriptionist in July of 1993. She was assigned to the Family and Youth Services Section until May of 2000. She was then promoted to Secretary and assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. In October of 2000, she tested and was promoted to Crime Analyst. She was assigned to the Property Crimes Division until August of 2008. She currently serves as a Criminal Analyst assigned to the Special Investigations Division Organized Crime Squad. Corky has been a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Inc since 2000. Her field of expertise focuses on crime mapping, firearms identification, and flow-charting.