Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik announces retirement

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Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

35 year veteran Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik announced on the  Buckmaster radio show today that he will be resigning his office sometime this year. His successor will be appointed by the Pima County Bd. of Supervisors, and the Sheriff recommended that his replacement be his Chief Deputy Chris Nanos.   Dupnik would have been up for re-election in 2016 for his 9th term.

More about the Sheriff at their Pima County Sheriff’s Deparment’s website:

A veteran of over 50 years in local law enforcement, Clarence W. Dupnik has served as the Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, since his appointment in February 1980. County voters have re-elected him nine times. As Sheriff, he oversees a department of 1,513 employees and a $135 million budget.

 Since Sheriff Dupnik has been in office, the population of the unincorporated area of Pima County has increased from 191,216 in 1980 to more than 350,000. The Sheriff is known nationally for his implementation of innovative and effective law enforcement programs throughout his distinguished career. Sheriff Dupnik remains active in many professional, civic, and fraternal organizations, including the National Sheriffs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police

Listen to the Sheriff’s announcement today on the Bill Buckmaster radio show (KVOI at 12 noon, M to F, at 1030AM on the dial) :

http://www.buckmastershow.com/2015/01/30/buckmaster-show-1302015-the-assault-on-the-image-of-law-enforcement/

And if you want to meet Chief Deputy Nanos, he will be at District 4  Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll’s next town hall on Feb. 5. Check our Calendar for more details.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).