May 21, 2012 The Life & Career of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio – Arizona, United States of America

Listen to Program. May 21, 2012 The Life & Career of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio – Arizona, United States of America. Joseph M. “Joe” Arpaio (born June 14, 1932) is the elected Sheriff of Maricopa County in the U.S. state of Arizona. First voted into office in 1992, Arpaio is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County. This includes management of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, county jail, courtroom security, prisoner transport, service of warrants, and service of process. Arpaio styles himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” He is well known for his outspoken stance against illegal immigration. Arpaio has become a flashpoint for controversy surrounding Arizona’s SB1070 anti-illegal immigration act. He is also known for his investigation of President Barack Obama’s citizenship. Arpaio was once widely popular among voters in Arizona. His popularity has waned since 2007, notably by independent and Republican voters but still has a 57% positive job rating among Republicans; he has been re-elected five times.

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