Arpaio: More posse volunteers needed to patrol schools - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Arpaio: More posse volunteers needed to patrol schools

Posted: Updated:
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  • More newsMore>>

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
    Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.More >>
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...More >>
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    10 things to know for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:32:13 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:More >>
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:More >>
  • Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:50:09 GMT
    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Multiple sources tell News Leader 9 that a Smiths Station teacher was hit by a train earlier today in Lee County.

    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.
    More >>

More than 1,000 more volunteer posse members are needed  for patrols that the sheriff launched last month just outside schools to guard against shootings.

The new members are needed to augment and expand the program that will likely be reinstituted in the fall, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

People interested in volunteering are asked to call the sheriff's office at 602-876-1895 during work week business hours.

Arpaio oversees the nation's largest volunteer sheriff's posse, with 3,450 members. Critics say Arpaio launched the patrols to grab headlines.

The sheriff plans a training exercise Saturday aimed at helping his volunteer posse members respond to school shootings.

The exercise at a closed school site in Fountain Hills will simulate scenarios posse members might encounter during a school shooting.

Action-film star and posse member Steven Seagal will serve as an instructor at the event.

Officers will portray gunmen during the training, while 25 teenagers will play the part of students.

Four scenes will be offered simultaneously and each will be in separate parts of the school.

Non-lethal projectile guns will be used in the exercise.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

Powered by WorldNow