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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Board Accepting Applications for New Sheriff


Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is looking to appoint the next Maricopa County Sheriff. Board members officially accepted Sheriff Paul Penzone’s resignation on Wednesday.  His last day is January 12th, 2024. Chief Deputy Sheriff Russ Skinner will fill the role until the board makes an appointment, in accordance with ARS 11-443.

“I would like to thank Sheriff Penzone for going above and beyond to keep Maricopa County residents safe,” said Chairman Jack Sellers, District 1. “In particular, I appreciate his collaboration on security matters related to elections.”

Per state law, Sheriff candidates must be a resident of Maricopa County and of the same party as the outgoing Sheriff which, in this case, is a Democrat.

Applicants should send their letters of interest along with a resume to the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 301 W. Jefferson St., 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or email it to All documents filed with the Clerk’s Office will become public records. Applicants are subject to a background check.

Applications will be accepted until January 19th, 2024 at 5 p.m.

The person chosen by the Board will fill the vacancy until the November election, when Maricopa County residents will elect a new Sheriff.

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