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MCSO Posse seeks donations for new equipment

10/5/16

ANTHEM – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office North Valley Posse has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase new equipment. Due to upgrades at the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office, the Posse is in need of new radio equipment and Tasers.

MCSO began transitioning to upgraded equipment last month.

“In order to continue to support their office, the MCSO North Valley Posse must update our equipment at a cost of approximately $140,000,” said MCSO North Valley Posse Commander Mike Rowe. “This need is urgent as our current radios will no longer function on the system by the end of 2017.”

 The MCSO North Valley Posse is made up of local residents. Posse volunteers donate not only time, but must pay for their individual uniforms, duty equipment, handguns, and long guns. The average volunteer invests up to $4,000 of their own money. Posse members are self-insured for vehicles and equipment. The average Posse volunteer has between 100-500 hours dedicated to training.

The MCSO North Valley Posse receives no funding from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, or any other public agency.

“This fundraising campaign is critical to ensure we are able to provide the support needed for the largely understaffed law enforcement officers we have out in the field. In 2015, the local Posse groups saved county taxpayers many millions of dollars in law enforcement costs,” said Rowe.

The MCSO North Valley Posse is a nonprofit organization, and all donations made to the MCSO North Valley Posse are tax deductible. To donate, visit www.nvposse.org and click on ‘Donate’ or mail checks to Maricopa County Sheriff's North Valley Posse, 3701 W. Anthem Way Anthem, AZ 85086.