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Arizona Department of Public Safety asked to assist La Paz County Sheriff in Quartzsite

DPS ready to assist La Paz County Sheriff..if needed in Quartzsite

Thursday, July 21, 2011 -

In light of the events occurring in the town of Quartzsite, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been asked by the La Paz County Sheriff to assist if needed in responding to calls for law enforcement service in Quartzsite.

The La Paz County Sheriff’s office will be the primary law enforcement agency responding to calls for service in Quartzsite but will call on DPS if additional resources are needed.

“I’ve assured Sheriff Lowery that DPS stands ready to assist his agency if the situation warrants,” said Col. Robert Halliday, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The Major Crimes Bureau of the DPS Criminal Investigations Division is involved in an on-going investigation of allegations made against the Quartzsite Police chief.