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Arpaio plans to expand armed school volunteer posse

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio now says he plans to expand his volunteer, armed school posse, as well as the controversial paintball training he is conducting at an abandoned Phoenix-area school. Arpaio says the posse patrols are popular and have worked well.

“Fortunately since we started this three months ago, there have been no incidents and it’s gone good with the public,” Arpaio said. “They love to see our cars roaming around and I have other plans coming up to further that operation, very soon.”

Still, Arpaio says the posse patrols are no substitute for armed school resource officers.