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New Maricopa County sheriff takes office in private ceremony

Maricopa County has a new sheriff for the first time in 24 years.

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Paul Penzone assumed the office from former sheriff Joe Arpaio just after midnight on New Year’s Day.

A news release from Penzone’s staff says he spent New Year’s Eve and the first hours of the new year visiting with deputies and staff.
He attended a DUI task force briefing in Scottsdale and then went to sheriff’s headquarters in Phoenix.

Penzone defeated Arpaio by a wide margin in November and ended an effort to win a seventh term.


Source: New Maricopa County sheriff takes office in private ceremony – ABC15 Arizona