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Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone Joins Arizona Sheriffs Association Leadership Team
The Arizona Sheriffs Association named Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone the new vice president joining Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes in the leadership team.
The leadership changes occurred when Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb resigned as the ASA president earlier this month.
Rhodes, in his first term in Yavapai, said he wants to work with Penzone and all the sheriffs to ensure their offices get a fair shake from state leaders.
“I appreciate the confidence shown in me from my fellow Arizona sheriffs,” said Penzone, who is in the middle of his second term. “I will work closely with legislators and Gov. Katie Hobbs to advocate for law enforcement in every corner of our great state and will work with all our sheriffs to make Arizona safer.”
Rhodes said his priority as ASA president is to ensure lawmakers and budget writers recognize the important role sheriffs offices play in combating drug and human smuggling through Arizona.
“It’s important policy makers provide sheriffs offices with the appropriate tools to combat crime, including drug smuggling coming from the border and heading across the country,” Rhodes said.
The Arizona Sheriff’s Association is the one credible voice representing law enforcement and public safety for the counties of Arizona.