Joseph M. Arpaio was born on June 14, 1932, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, which includes Phoenix and the surrounding area. Joe Arpaio was first elected to the office in 1992 and has been reelected every four years since. He proudly promotes himself as “America's Toughest Sheriff.” As sheriff, he is responsible for managing the county jail and it is in this role that he has garnered the most attention. Arpaio is a controversial figure who has been described as seeking publicity and has ...

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