VOL. 18  ISSUE NO. 6   | FEBRUARY 8 – 14, 2012

FEBRUARY 8, 2012

PLEA endorses Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Maricopa County Sheriff

Candidate supports rank and file law enforcement officers 

reelect sheriff joe arpiaoPHOENIX – Sheriff Joe Arpaio is arguably the best known Sheriff in the United States.  Sheriff Joe understands the difficulties of modern law enforcement. He was elected Maricopa County Sheriff in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. He is known for standing up for those who work for him, especially rank and file officers.  For additional information on the campaign please visit: www.sheriffjoe.org.   For additional information on PLEA, please contact BPR, 602.404.8879 or [email protected]

“Those who serve the public, including the more than 2300 rank and file members of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, look for elected officials who understand the importance of serving the community. And also understand the challenges of modern law enforcement from the perspective of those who serve the public,” Joe Clure, PLEA Board President, stated.  “Sheriff Arpaio has been a big supporter of rank and file officers and he has been very supportive of our efforts to pass several officer rights bill over the past few years.  We believe that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s experience in the military, as a police officer and with the DEA uniquely qualifies him to serve and protect all of those who live in Maricopa County. Sheriff Arpaio supports law enforcement and the Rule of Law.  For these and many other reasons, we support Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s re-election.”

“I am honored to accept the endorsement of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association in my campaign for re-election,” Sheriff Arpaio remarked.  “PLEA has worked closely with the Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Law Enforcement Association on a variety of issues through the years.  I pledge to never forget the rank and file officers whom I represent.  These front line officers are the ones who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve the rest of us.  We can never forget that.”

Joe and Eva Arpaio have been married 54 years and have two children and four grandchildren.