BUCKEYE, AZ - After 29 years of law enforcement experience, John Rowan announced he is running for Sheriff of Maricopa County.
Rowan will be running as a conservative democrat in this year's election.
Rowan served the New York City Police Department for 20 years prior to coming to the Valley. During that time, he served in various positions of management and was part of the team that developed the CompStat Form of Police Management with Chief William Bratton. CompStat is the number one formula used in reducing crime and considered the premier form of police management now used by the largest police departments in the United States.
Rowan has been a resident in the Valley for the last six years during which time he was a member of Command Staff of a local police department and made Maricopa County his home.
After six years of observing the actions of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, he believes that it is time to bring Reform to MCSO.
Rowan says, "I am aware that this is a David vs. Goliath struggle and that Arpaio has a war chest of several million dollars, however, if you feel like I do that the concepts of the United States Constitution is trampled frequently by this individual and your tired of sound bites and press conferences instead of effective professional police service, please join me in this election to bring about true change and accountability of law enforcement."
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