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Welcome to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is one of the most talked about and nationally recognized Sheriff's Offices in the country today. Why? Because we are innovative.


No other detention facility in the country, state or county has 2,000 convicts living in tents; no other county or state facility can boast of a gleaning program that results in costs of under 15 cents per meal per inmate; few others can say they have women in tents or on chain gangs and no other sheriff's office in the United States today has a volunteer posse of 3,000 men and women, people from the community who give their time and money to train to be volunteers helping to keep the county free from crime.


From an enforcement perspective, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office prides itself on serving and protecting the people who live in a huge county... 9,200 square miles... an area larger than some states. Furthermore, Sheriff Arpaio has a philosophy of zero tolerance towards the criminal element, which has been embraced by deputies and community alike.


Because of Arpaio's immense popularity, citizens have united in a partnership with law enforcement to an unprecedented degree. This office is proud to be on the leading edge of law enforcement and incarceration.





Vision Statement

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is a fully integrated law enforcement agency committed to being the leader in establishing the standards for providing professional quality law enforcement, detention, and support services to the citizens of Maricopa County and to other criminal justice agencies.