County payroll deduction to the Arizona Public Safety Foundation represents a set-up for abuse of public resources in promotion of a private organization.Two years ago an identical proposal came before the Board of Supervisors and was justifiably rejected. At that time its name was Pinal County Justice Foundation.
I want to write this email to you, just to thank you. I want to thank you for a number of reasons.
First, I want to thank you for notifying me that you were involuntarily forcing an ‘at-will- position on me. I want to thank you for punitively reducing my pay by approximately $15,000. I want to thank you for ensuring that your executive staff relayed the message to me that once ‘at-will’, I would face termination.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu proposes a change in the “safe school zone” laws to allow for school administrators and designated teachers to be armed to initially defend against any violent attack on their school. Sheriff Babeu also supports assigning a deputy or police officer in every school as proposed by the NRA.
Sheriff Babeu said, “Much the same way that commercial airline pilots have been trained and armed to defend their aircraft, school administrators and designated teachers would be trained by local law enforcement and armed to protect themselves, other staff and their students.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office organized three Christmas programs and events during this holiday season to help those who are less fortunate.Our employees were able to raise $23,000 which was used to purchase toys, clothes and food for under privileged families in Pinal County. Through toy donations and fundraising we were able to provide over 2,000 toys to nearly 400 children.
Mueller set to be Pinal County department spokesman
Pinal County sheriff’s deputy Richard “Hank” Mueller, 30, has been charged with disorderly conduct after an off-duty incident outside a Tempe bar where, police say, he punched another patron.Mueller, who had been selected by Sheriff Paul Babeu to be a department spokesman, was placed on paid administrative leave Oct. 22 pending an internal investigation and is expected to remain on leave through at least Dec. 14. He is scheduled to appear in Tempe Municipal Court for a Nov. 28 hearing on the charge, a misdemeanor.
During the past year, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has investigated several reported thefts of copper wire from the BHP Mine located at 200 South Veterans Memorial Blvd., San Manuel.On Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy while working his normal patrol duties stopped by the closed mine to conduct a security check of the property. The deputy first went to a large hand dug tunnel on the property which he felt the suspects who were stealing the copper in the past were using to gain access to the abandoned mine shaft where the copper was being taken from.