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Thursday, 4th December 2008

Goldwater Institute study looks at effectiveness of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Goldwater Institute study looks at effectiveness of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Source: Goldwater Institute

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office prides itself on being an agency that provides “professional quality law enforcement, detention and support services.” But a close look at the office by the Goldwater Institute shows MCSO falls short in these three core areas.

A new policy report, Mission Unaccomplished: The Misplaced Priorities of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, takes a candid look at what the Sheriff’s Office is doing and provides recommendations on how MCSO and other police agencies can provide more effective and efficient law enforcement services.

“The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is tasked with the important job of keeping crime rates low,” said Clint Bolick, author of the report and Goldwater Institute litigation director. “Judged by its own statistics, MCSO appears to be falling seriously short of fulfilling its core law enforcement duties.”

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