Local Law Enforcement On The Border: Sheriff Clarence Dupnik On How The Border Has Become Safer In Recent Years

NDN was fortunate enough to be invited down to Arizona, to talk to local law enforcement officials who live and work along the border regarding their views on what is happening in the region between Mexico and the United States. 

Next in our series of interviews is Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Sheriff Dupnik is a veteran of over 50 years in local law enforcement. He has served as the Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, since his appointment in February 1980. County voters endorsed the choice nine months later by electing him to his first four-year term and ratified that decision by re-electing him six additional times.

He is also renowned for his statement's regarding Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shooting which noted that the inflamed rhetoric in politics had reached harmful levels.

Below Sheriff Dupnik speaks to his experience with the border in his time as a Sheriff. He notes that the border has indeed become safer, but more work still must be done. He is also quick to add that much of what is said about the border is completely out of touch with the reality of the border.