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    but the state police force in Arizona (technically the Arizona Department of Public Safety) is quite small and I believe is tasked mainly with highway traffic enforcement. It didn't even exist prior to 1968. The vast majority of law enforcement outside the cities is carried out by the county police forces, one of which (Maricopa) has Arpaio as the head.  Essentially, the county plays the role that the state police do in other states.

    There is a real question why the state AG hasn't been involved, but that's perhaps not surprising given Arpaio's popularity (at least until recently) in Arizona's most populous county.  Even Napolitano courted and received his endorsement for governor in 2002, and adopted a lot of his anti-immigration rhetoric as governor (suing the federal government for incarceration costs, using the state National Guard to patrol the border, etc).

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    by sneakers563 on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 11:32:51 AM PDT

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